June 18th – August 18th, 2018



What inspires you? Find it at YOUR Library!


Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics, & Manga • Audiobooks • E-Books • Toys • Video games • Streaming Music & Movies • Games • eLibrary • Research Databases • Seed Library • Personal Book Recommendations


It’s going to be an amazing summer at the Library! We have free events for kids, teens, and adults: Block Parties • Contests • Zoo Animals • Live Concerts • Art Classes • Science Programs • Storytimes • Technology Workshops • Lego Club • Minecraft Club


Reading program guidelines:

Pick up a reading log at any Springfield City Library location, starting on June 18th. All ages can participate, from babies to adults!

YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0-5 Reading to a child each day helps them to become a READER! Color a reading log icon for each day you read together. Complete 10 days and bring in your log for a prize. Return the log when you reach 15, 20, 25, and 30 days and you’ll receive a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes.

KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS Read every day! Read at least 20 minutes a day, then color an icon on your reading log. Complete 10 days and return your log to get a book bag filled with incentives and prizes. Return the log when you reach 15, 20, 25, and 30 days and you’ll receive a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes.


WHAT COUNTS AS READING? Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga • Audiobooks • E-books • Online Articles • Gaming Manuals

KIDS CAN ALSO COUNT READING: A cereal box • As a family • On street signs • During storytimes • To pets and toys

ROLLER SKATING PARTY! Kids can earn a ticket to our special roller skating party! Ask any librarian how to get an invitation.

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.