Springboro Public Library has had many homes around town. The library was first set up in 1944 as a project sponsored by the Amicus Club, a local women’s organization in town. A member set up space in her home. Soon the Library was given space in a corner of a town restaurant.
On August 8th, 1944, the library was official with 216 books and 2 bookcases.
When borrowing increased and the demand for more books increased, the library moved into a space of what later became the Variety store. And eventually to the township borough meeting rooms. In 1985, the Library outgrew that space and moved into the first floor of a duplex owned by the Borough.
In 1961, a program of state aid to public libraries was set in action by the state. Springboro Public Library worked to qualify. And has been lucky enough to qualify since then. Then and even now, we rely heavily on this aid as well as our own fundraising events.
In 1994, the library purchased the former hardware store on Main Street. Extensive fundraising efforts, including sales of a cookbook filled with donated recipes from local citizens, allowed the building to be renovated. The renovations were completed in 1998 and the library moved into the new facility where it is still in operation today.
The library now has almost 12,000 items for patrons to choose from including books, videos, audiobooks, music CDs, playaways and magazines. In addition, the library has a copier, fax machine and four public Internet access terminals and free wi-fi.
Visitors can stop in and look at our collection of historic photos and artwork depicting our Main Street.
Our board works hard to maintain the library for our town. Each year, several fundraising events help us with the upkeep. Anyone who would like to know more can join us at our monthly board meetings. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in our local community center. There are no meetings in July, August, December or January.
Current board members are:
Marsha Holowell, President
Linda Ewig, Secretary
David Lewis, Treasurer
Michael Furdiga, Lynda Proctor, Mike Malone, Chris Householder and Patricia Gillette
Staff Members are:
Ginger Rendulic, Children’s Programming