Springfield Township Library

Serving the Community Since 1976

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Friday, 08 April 2011 13:07


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Library History

The Springfield Township Library was established in April of 1976 at the Township Annual Meeting. A Library Board was appointed and it was decided that the old Andersonville schoolhouse would be used as a library building. In 1977, the schoolhouse was moved to the Library's original site at 10900 Andersonville Road and renovated. The library remained at this location for 23 years before the current location was constructed.

A bond issue for the construction of the Springfield Township Civic Center, which included the Library, was approved by the community in the November 1998 election. Construction of the Center commenced in October of 2000. The new building opened to the public in March of 2002, with architectural features that engage the beautiful surroundings of the Shiawassee Basin Preserve.  Visitors can observe nature from all angles of the library through the floor to ceiling picture windows.  

Currently, the Springfield Township Library is a class IV library serving a community of almost 14,000 citizens.  The library offers a collection of over 65,000 items in addition to public Internet computers, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, interlibrary loan, adult, teen, and children’s programming and other services.    


The Springfield Township Library is a member of The Library Network (TLN) and the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).  TLN brings the shared borrowing privileges of about 55 other libraries to Springfield patrons along with delivery service.  MeL connects the Springfield Township Library to over 500 public and academic libraries across Michigan in addition to providing access to many valuable online databases and resources.


Library Mission (Back to Top) 

The mission of the Springfield Township Library is to meet the reading, learning and information needs of all Springfield Township residents with a skilled and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.  We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading.

*Approved as Library Board Policy  3-20-2012


Staff and Library Board Members (Back to Top) 

Contact Us

Library Board Members   Library Staff   Library Support Staff 
Kristy Bower  President Cathy Forst - Library Director

Rachel B. - Assistant Circulation Supervisor / MeL

Sam Marohn

Kathryn Kraepel - Head of Technical Services 

Ann F.- Circulation

Ruth Gruber

Lisa M. - Children's Programming 

Debbie H. - Circulation

Kathy Rollins

Bonnie M. - Teen Services

Patricia O. - Circulation

Mary Bell

Gretchen M. - Circulation Supervisor / Interlibrary Loan

 Susan B. - Circulation

Joan Rusch

Kimberly Schaaf - Reference/ Adult Services Librarian / Website Admin.

Andrea A. - Circulation

Kristina C. - Children's Collection Librarian / Reference

Melissa C. - Reference


Springfield Township Library Funding  (Back to Top) 

95.5% of our funds are from two voted millages (.4173 and .5000) paid by taxpayers who reside in Springfield Township.

3.5% of our funds are from penal fines (penalties/tickets collected for violations of state laws committed within Springfield Township, minus court costs).

1% of our funds are from state aid (based on township population x .0982 formula).

0% of our funds are from federal sources.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:37 )