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The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri


The Library touches people in every stage of life. We fund programs to prepare children for their first year of school and to bring reading materials to the elderly and homebound. In between, the Library provides resources to young professionals, programming that keeps teenagers reading and support for online resources that allow adults to explore their history or learn a new language.

Since its inception in 1993, The Library Foundation has worked to further the Springfield-Greene County Library's goal of enriching the community with quality resources, facilities and programming — including extensive children's programming.

Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

The Library Foundation facilitated fundraising efforts for high-profile projects such as the Library Center on South Campbell, southwest Missouri's first destination library, and the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library capital campaign.


  • President - Laurie Edmondson, Ed.D
    Coordinator of Elementary Education, Drury University
  • Vice President - Andrea McKinney
    Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Central Trust Company
  • Treasurer - Olivia Cole, CPA
    Senior Accountant, The Whitlock Company
  • Secretary - Darline Mabins
    Regional Branch Sales Manager, Arvest Bank
  • Tim R. Baltes
    Human Resources Manager, Buckhorn, Inc.
  • David Esping
    Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Division, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Molly Holtmann
    Director, Community Health and Access, Mercy Hospital
  • Ginger Jones
    Community Volunteer/Civic Leader
  • Sarah Muegge
    Community Volunteer/Civic Leader
  • Bob Shaw
    Community Volunteer / Civic Leader

Ex Officio Members

  • Regina Greer Cooper
    Executive Director, Springfield-Greene County Library District
  • Tez Ward
    Member, Library Board of Trustees , Springfield-Greene County Library District
  • Andrea Still
    President, Friends of the Library