Springfield library

   A fundraising campaign to support construction of a new public library in the largest city in western Massachusetts has received a major boost from one of the region’s largest employers.

City of Springfield

   A fundraising effort was launched today in Springfield, Massachusetts to support a planned new state-of-the-art public branch library building.

     For the first time in five years, Massachusetts is providing financial help to build new public libraries.


For the first time in five years, Massachusetts is offering financial help to build new public libraries.  Demand for the money is expected to be high.



   Plans are moving forward to construct a new branch library in a Springfield neighborhood that is recovering from the tornado of 2011.


Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are looking to create an entirely digital public library

   The director of the Springfield City Library is pursuing funding to use a recently closed branch library as a place where people could sit at computer terminals to access the internet and take out hand-held electronic reading devices on-loan loaded with downloaded books--but visitors would not find any paper copies of books.