Springfield Public Library
PR 206 & Hwy. 15
(204) 853-2039; librarianspringfieldlibrary.ca
Web site: http://springfieldlibrary.ca/joomla/
Catalog URL: http://126.96.36.199/vopac/servlet/presentsear…
Description: The library for the area was originally called “OakBank Library” and it was located, in a small room, in the building housing the Municipal Offices on Main Street, OakBank. It was run for many, many years by dedicated volunteers, opening on Wednesdays 2p.m. – 4p.m. and 7p.m. – 9p.m. All the books were donated and Public Library Services books were lent and rotated every 3-6 months.
In the fall of 2004, some new volunteers took on the task of cataloguing and sorting the books from the old library and finding a new location. So in June, 2005 the “Springfield Community Library”, located in the Esso Mall, opened its doors. Originally the hours were Wednesdays 4p.m.- 8p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. – 2p.m. but with more volunteer help the hours were extended to open also Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4p.m.-7p.m. The books were still mostly donations but some funding from the municipality allowed some new books to be purchased. Over the last few years, the original paper book catalogue and cards have been transferred over to computer technology with the library not only supplying books but computer access to the public. In 2009, with over 1000 patrons registered and more than 9,000 books, the ever -expanding library was again in need of new premises. The Springfield Community closed its doors on April 25th, 2009 and the new “Springfield Public Library” was born.
Again books were sorted and taken to the new location in what was the old Dugald Costume Museum building in Dugald, on Hwy.206. It opened its doors on May 16th, 2009 with a more advanced computer system, patron access at home, many new books, and much more to look forward to in the future.
Added by: starfishian. Contacted: Not contacted. Venue ID: 45095