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Visit the Holiday Store Where Kids Can Afford to Shop!

Kids love giving holiday gifts that they’ve bought all by themselves, and they can find the perfect gifts – and kid-friendly prices – for family, friends and teachers at the Library’s annual Holiday Store.

The Between Friends Gift Shop staffers have stocked special holiday stores with useful and fun items priced from 25 cents to $10. Children of all ages up to 18 are welcome to shop. Bring your gift list and a Library volunteer will help each child find the perfect gift for everyone on the list and stay within budget. Parents and siblings are welcome to help, too!

Items include jewelry, mugs, toys, holiday ornaments, socks, slippers, wallets, watches, frames and lots of items for anyone on your list. Don’t forget the family pets!

Proceeds from the Holiday Store support Library programs.

Here are the Holiday Store Hours:

Saturday, December 2

  • The Library Center Auditorium 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Library Station Frisco and Santa Fe rooms 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


The Library Center store continues through Sunday, December 10 at these times:

  • Sunday, December 3, 1-4 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday, December 4-8, 2:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 1-4 p.m.


Jan Brett Returns to Springfield on her Winter Wonderland Tour

Join us as award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett will visit the Library Center on December 9. With over 44 million books in print, her creations feature beautiful artwork, full of vibrant colors and lots of details.

When you open one of her books, it’s like stepping into a magical world filled with animals and adventures. Jan will do a 20-30-minute drawing demonstration and presentation and then be on hand to sign books. If you wish to have her sign a book, come early as only 100 visitors will be allowed to visit with Brett personally.  Books will be available for purchase or bring your own favorite book from home.  There will also be a special appearance by Hedgie, Jan’s favorite friend from The Mitten and The Hat.

For questions about this program, contact the Library Center at 417-882-0714.

For more information on these and other great programs, visit Vickie Hicks is the community relations director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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