Blind date with a book at Forest Park

Drop in and let us set you up on a blind date. . .with a book! We’ll wrap up a variety of books, so you won’t know the identity of your “date” until you bring it home. All ages welcome … Continued

Library Adds Early Literacy Stations

Springfield City Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station™ (ELS), a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2–8. Stations have been added to the Children’s areas at our Brightwood, East … Continued

Spike Lee Film Series for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Mason Square Branch Library will host a series of films directed by one of the most influential and prolific African-American directors, Spike Lee. Each of the three screenings will last about two hours … Continued

Stained glass stars at Forest Park Branch

Check out the Forest Park Branch winter vacation drop-in craft! A great idea to celebrate the season: stained glass stars to brighten the dark of the winter. Children stop by to make a star or stars. Some stars go home … Continued

Indian Orchard LEGO Questers coming soon!

What is LEGO Quest? LEGO Quest is a non-competitive, creative building challenge resource for LEGO loving kids that lasted for three years and resulted in 51 unique quests. These quests range from building a car, to building an ancient monument, … Continued

Annual Mitten Tree

Donate new or homemade mittens, scarves, and hats for our neighbors in need. Hang them on the tree in the Children’s Room at the Central Library or at any branch library during open hours. Mitten Tree donations will be accepted … Continued

Library hours for Thanksgiving holiday

All Springfield City Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. The following branch schedules will change on that day: The Central Library will be open 9 am – 5 pm East Forest … Continued

In Memory of Karen J. Connors

Karen J. Connors was a devoted reader and supporter of the East Springfield Branch Library. Friends and family will gather on the grounds of the branch on Wednesday, November 20, at 5 pm to dedicate a park bench and picnic … Continued

Puppet Fiesta in November!

We love puppets! Besides being just plain fun, they encourage creative play, bring favorite stories to life, boost language skills, and help children cope with new experiences by role-playing. The library will celebrate puppets from November 18 – 30 with … Continued