Friday, June 22 | 1-2:30 PM | Children
Brightwood Goes Wild! Forest Park’s Zoo On The Go will visit, and afterwards we’ll do a zoo scavenger hunt and make a craft. Stop by our Brightwood Goes Wild Snack Bar for a safari-inspired treat!
Wednesday, June 20 | 12-8 PM | Children
Summer Kick Off – Kick off your summer with the Children’s Room! We’ll have activities all day, and snacks and giveaways while supplies last.
East Forest Park Branch:
Wednesday, June 13th | 3-4:30 PM | All ages
Firefighter on the Go! Learn about Summer Reading, eat yummy ice cream, and meet local firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog.
East Springfield Branch:
Wednesday, June 20 | 1-8 PM | All ages
SummerReading Kickoff Music Party! Enjoy refreshments and the sweet acoustic sounds of musician Jon Hollywood, playing original works and hits from all eras.
Forest Park Branch:
Thursday, June 14 | 4-6 PM | All ages
Summer Reading Kickoff Block Party! We’ll be serving summer picnic foods with games, prizes, a scavenger hunt, poetry readings, and a free book giveaway while supplies last. Plus, meet your community and business leaders!
Indian Orchard Branch:
Thursday, June 21 | 1-2:30 PM | All ages
Last Day Hooray! We’ll have be a scavenger hunt, craft activities, a book giveaway for families, and more! (A joint effort with the Springfield Housing Authority and the Book Rich Environments Initiative).
Library Express at Pine Point:
Monday, June 18th | 3:30-4:45 PM | All ages
Summer Reading Kickoff! Stop by to learn about Summer Reading, check out our Expressly For You collection, have some fun with Snap Circuits, Magna Tiles and Minecraft, and enjoy some treats!
Mason Square Branch:
Saturday, June 23 | 1-2:30 PM | All ages
Summer Reading Kickoff in the New Park! Join us in our new park space! Paint a summer craft, visit the super PB&J-making station, enjoy big bubble making, and more!
Sixteen Acres Branch:
Tuesday, June 19 | 4-8 PM | All ages
Summer Reading Kickoff! Drop in for light refreshments and pick up summer reading logs for the whole family! Learn all about Your Story, Your Summer, Your Library and the other fun activities happening at the Sixteen Acres Branch all summer long.
The Springfield City Library Summer Reading Club and www.ReadsinMA.org are supported by your local library, the Friends of the Springfield Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Springfield Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Boston Bruins, with funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services. The Summer Reading Club is also funded in part by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.