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The Campaign for a New East Forest Park Branch Library

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Imagine Your New Library

How much bigger will our new library be? Will there be more computers? Will teens and children have a place to call their own? Is there a room for community meetings? East Forest Park residents: Bring your imagination and come to the site of your new branch library. Learn about the new library while enjoying music, crafts, hand dumming, storytimes, a poetry reading, a cupcake contest, and more! The floor plan of the new library will be colored on ground so that you can “walk through” the new building. Saturday, June 9th from 10am-12pm. Location: site of the new East Park Branch Library, near 190 Surrey Rd. Parking available near the Mary Dryden School. Sponsored by the Springfield Library Foundation.


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

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