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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April 9th-21st – National Library Week Scavenger Hunt
Brightwood, East Forest Park, East Springfield, Forest Park, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, Library Express at Pine Point, and Sixteen Acres locations
| During Open Hours | Children

Match the classic children’s characters with the book covers hidden in the library. Find them all, and win a trip to the prize box!


Build-a-Challenge
Central Library Children’s Program Room, Mondays from March 5th-April 30th, 5:30-6:30 pm | Ages 5-12

How tall can you build a tower using only gum drops and toothpicks? Can you make a working catapult with popsicle sticks and rubber bands? Test yourself on these and other challenges! We’ll have a different activity with new materials every week.

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Mad Science
Central Library Children’s Program Room, Tuesdays from March 6th-May 1st, 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Ages 5-8

This STEM program is designed to expose children to many different branches of science, such as botany, earth science, atmospheric science, animal biology, human biology, chemistry, astronomy, and engineering