Springfield Museums and City Library to Host “LittleFest”
Saturday, September 15, 10 am - 4 pm
The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host “LittleFest,” an event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LittleFest is presented in conjunction with WGBY-57, Public Television for Western New England. The event is supported in part by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation. Activities are free with the price of museum admission. Admission is free for Springfield residents.
Appearances by the costumed characters Super Why and Princess Presto from the PBS Kids series “Super Why!”; Springfield Science Museum
Free copies of the book Lola at the Library for the first 300 visitors; Museum Welcome Center. Give-away is courtesy of the Krueger Charitable Foundation, Tulsa, Okla.
Lunch or snacks available in the Blake House Café, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Art Activities – Central Library Children's Room, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Art Activities – Art Discovery Center, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum, noon-4 p.m.
Literacy Alive: A Reading Celebration – Robert Rivest illustrates the joy of reading through mime, theater, and improvisation; 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
Reading Magic – Magician Steve Wronker presents a comedy magic show using tricks found in books about magic from the library; 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.; Central Library Community Room.
The Central Library is located at 220 State Street and the adjacent Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. Free onsite parking is available. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $8 for children 3-17, and free for children under three and museum members. General admission is free for Springfield residents with proof of address.
One admission ticket provides access to all four Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. For information, call 413-263-6800, ext. 377, or visit www.springfieldmuseums.org.