The Springfield Free Public Library began in 1931 as a creation of the Springfield Parent-Teacher Association, which donated $50.00 toward its beginning. Then called the Springfield Library Association, the library consisted of 1000 volumes and was housed in the Brookside Building at the corner of Morris and Mountain Avenues. Within the first year approximately 750 library cards had been issued.
Visit Township of Springfield website for information on Springfield history from the Springfield Historical Society. While at the library, link to the Local History collection of digitized documents. You will be able to view historical pictures, newspapers and documents. The Local History collection of digitized documents is only available on computers in the library building.
You can view digitized copies of Jonathan Dayton High School yearbooks at the Springfield Free Public Library section of the Internet Archive's American Libraries site. Digitized yearbooks include the years 1940 through 1969 and 1980 through 2007. Digitization of these materials was made possible by a grant from the EMC Heritage Trust project. Yearbooks from the 1970's are available through the Local History collection of digitized documents. The Local History collection of digitized documents is only available on computers in the library building.