The Children’s collections housed in each branch of the Springfield City Library are geared for babies through age twelve, as well as their parents and caregivers. People of all ages are welcome to use the children’s collections, but use of the children’s spaces is reserved for children with their parents or caregivers. (Children age 8 and up may use the library on their own.)

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February 1st – 28th

Chinese Zodiac Scavenger Hunt
Brightwood, East Springfield, Forest Park, Mason Square, and Indian Orchard locations, During Open Hours | Children

Stop in and learn about the Chinese Zodiac by doing a scavenger hunt. Finish the hunt successfully, and be awarded a small prize!

February 20th – 24th

Chocolate Break
Central Library Children’s Room, During Open Hours | Ages 3-12

The Children’s Room will be offering chocolate-themed activities during Spring Break week from the Springfield Public Schools


Gaming Club
Central Library Computer Lab, Wednesdays, January 3rd – February 28, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Ages 8-12

Play computer games and make friends at the Gaming Club! We will be playing games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking, including Minecraft, Roblox, Scratch, and Makey Makey. Space is limited; sign-ups begin at 5:15 pm weekly.

Hack Attack!
Central Library, Mondays through February 26th (excluding holidays), 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Ages 8-12

Join us as we break things apart and put them back together! Create monster toys, disassemble machines, and work special wild card projects.

Read to Momo: a Dog Who Listens
Forest Park Branch, Wednesdays through March 28th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Children

Children are invited to read to Momo, a Bright Spot Therapy Dog. Call 263-6843 to reserve a 10 minute slot or drop by and see what is available.