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The Campaign for a New East Forest Park Branch Library

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9-12-17 Springfield Library Foundation Announces $2 Million Capital Campaign

10-23-17 Springfield City Library Press Release: “Library Foundation Announces $250k Matching Grant,” by Jessica Perez Blasko

11-16-17 The Reminder, “New Springfield East Forest Park library marks leap into 21st century ,” by Debbie Gardner

3-8-18, Op-Ed Commentary – “Public sees latest plans for new East Forest Park library,” by Patrick Markey and Molly Fogarty

3-22-18, Connecting Point interview – “New East Forest Park Library Coming to Springfield, MA” – Carolee McGrath sat down with Molly Fogarty, Director of Springfield City Library; Pat Markey, President of the Springfield Library Foundation; and Beth Hogan, President of the East Forest Park Civic Association to get the details on the new East Forest Park Library branch.

3-29-18, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Press Release – “Promise Realized Campaign Announces $250,000 Grant: MassMutual Foundation Proud To Support Community Revitalization”

4-2-18 WAMC- Northeast Public Radio, “Planned Library Gets Boost From MassMutual Foundation,” by Paul Tuthill

6-9-18, “Springfield City Library invites East Forest Park residents to ‘imagine’ new branch location,” by Shannon Young

6-9-18 News22 –, “Springfield residents gather to ‘imagine’ their new library”

6-12-2018 The City of Springfield, Press Release – “City of Springfield Announces Construction Bid to Build East Forest Park Branch Library”

6-15-2018, “Springfield taking bids on new East Forest Park branch library construction,” by Peter Goonan

7-9-18 WAMC- Northeast Public Radio, “Bids Sought To Build New Branch Library In Springfield,” by Paul Tuthill

7-26-2018 The Reminder article, “New library campaign is turning to residents”, by G. Michael Dobbs

7-27-2018, “Springfield officials pleased with construction bids for East Forest Park branch library,” by Peter Goonan

About the New Building


The East Forest Park Branch Library is one of the busiest locations in the Springfield City Library System, but the current strip mall location makes it hard to provide much-needed services to the public. The new building will include a number of great features: increased space, meeting rooms and study rooms, a teen media lab, dedicated parking, and more.

*PLEASE NOTE that the floor plan images and renderings may change as the building project progresses.

Contact Us

For questions about the Campaign, contact Matt Blumenfeld at