Photo left: "Gnome Place Like a Library" with Karl Riotte and Jeff Mobus
Photo right: Steampunked-theme Library with Karen Longo, Mike Schmidt, and Chip Longo
Two more little libraries auctioned by the Friends of Springfield Town Library have been installed in Springfield. 
One, called “Gnome Place Like a Library”, can be found at The Common towards the back near the playground. It was built by Karl Riotte, designed by Donna Cummings and bought/installed by Lisa and Jeff Mobus. 
The other can be found in the Black River Coffee Bar. Rotarian president Karen Longo created the Steampunked-theme library, her husband, Chip Longo built it, and Black River Coffee Bar owner Mike Schmidt bought it.
Springfield Rotary Club purchased the materials to build six little libraries which were donated to Friends of the Springfield Library to raise money for its programs. Rotary member Rod Arnold along with community members built them. And, the constructed libraries were turned over to volunteer artists for their special treatments.
Springfield Rotary Club created this project as a way of supporting FOSTL and furthering the goal of increasing literacy in the community. The auction raised close to $2800 for FOSTL. The Little Libraries are stocked with books for exchange by the public.
Rotary International is an international service organization with over one million members in over 200 countries. The Springfield Rotary Club is in its 95th year of service to the community.