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


Ball Foundation Awards Library $108,000 Grant

The Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation, managed by Central Trust Company, awarded $108,000 to the Library Foundation to fund a Play & Learn Center at the Library Station. 

A total of 59 applications were received this year, and the Library was one of only 15 area, nonprofit recipients of grants totaling $252,000. The Library received the largest grant. Organizations were chosen based on their ability to enhance educational opportunities and /or provide support for disadvantaged children.

The Play and Learn Center will incorporate durable and interactive furnishings, installations and toys paired with the Library’s superior children’s collection and programs. The area, for children birth to 12, will emphasize the significant role of play while promoting interaction and movement.

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