Reading Volunteers Needed!

Looking for an opportunity to help your community this summer? Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy at the Springfield City Library! You will be a reading role model by reading to and with children ages 5-12 for one hour a … Continued

Lasting Peace in the Middle East

A Talk by Former Ambassador Mark Hambley Saturday, June 27, 1 pm Sixteen Acres Branch, 1187 Parker Street Sign up online The majority of stories coming from the Middle East that dominate America’s news media have not been good news. … Continued

What’s It Like to Be in Elected Office?

SEMINAR FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES Tuesday, May 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield Street The Springfield City Library and the Springfield Board of Elections will be hosting a Candidate/Voter Seminar on May 19th from 6pm – … Continued

Jazz Festival at Mason Square Branch

On Thursday, May 21st the Mason Square Branch will transform from quiet library to concert hall. There will be music, amplified, so put down your paperback, just this once, and join us for some live jazz! The branch will host … Continued

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Library!

We have special programming scheduled in April for all poetry lovers and writers! The ABCs of Publishing Poetry Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1-3:00 p.m. Central Library Community Room Sign up online How do I put together a chapbook? Are … Continued

Veterans of Color Documentary

Screening Times: At Mason Square Branch Library Community Room 765 State Street, Springfield, MA Saturday, May 16 between the hours of 1:00-3:00 p.m. (The Honorable State Representative Ben Swan is scheduled to be at the Mason Square Branch showing) Sixteen … Continued

Read Off Your Fines Month for Teens

Good news! This program has been extended through August 31! Stop in and start reading off your fines! It Pay$ to Read at the Springfield City Library during the month of March! All this month, teens ages 12-19 who have … Continued

Mobile Printing at Central Library

Print on the go! Printing has just become easier. You can easily print on the Central Library’s public printer, located at 220 State Street, Springfield, MA, during library hours from your home computer, laptop or mobile device. Imagine that! You … Continued

Artwork of Gina Beavers and Earskin Sloan

In celebration of African American History Month our Brightwood Branch Library, 359 Plainfield Street, will showcase the artwork of two Springfield artists, painter Gina Beavers and photographer Earskin Sloan. Join us and meet the artists at the opening reception on … Continued