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It's camping season! Check out a story about the great outdoors this summer. #SCLRecs #Camping ...

Just finished watching Under The Banner of Heaven? Or were you a fan of the book that inspired it? Check out these similar books at a library near you! #SCLRecs #UnderTheBannerOfHeaven ...

Read these picks for thrilling summer suspense for adults! #SCLRecs ...

If you're a fan of #StrangerThings, check out these read-alikes from a library near you! #SCLRecs ...

June is Pride Month! Get some queer joy reads at a library near you! #SCLRecs ...

Get Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists at the library! #SCLRecs ...

Love the Heartstopper graphic novel or TV series? Check out these other titles! #HeartStopper #SCLRecs ...

A fan of Our Flag Means Death, or just wacky wholesome adventures on the high seas? Check out these reads! #OurFlagMeansDeath #SCLRecs ...

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honor. #TowelDay #SCLRecs ...

April 7 is National Beer Day! It marks the day of the Cullen–Harrison Act, which allowed the sale of 4% ABV beer and led to the end of Prohibition. Celebrate responsibly with a pint and/or a book. #SCLRecs ...

Talking about race and racism can be difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to know where to begin. These books offer some guidance for thinking clearly and talking productively about race. Visit your local library to pick one up! #SCLRecs ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! March is Irish American Heritage Month - get these and more at your favorite library location.
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Pick up these and more at your favorite library location!
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Did you love Encanto? Explore these tales set in our world, filled with magic, unique locations, and intergenerational connections! Ask any librarian for help getting these in your preferred format. #SCLRecs #Encanto ...

Fan of #GildedAge? Try these great books from your library!
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BTS' Namjoon recommends these reads - get them from the library! #BTS #SCLRecs ...

Want to learn more? Get these books and more from your local library.
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Bridgerton Season 2 lands in March, but if you can't wait, try these series with all the drama and romance you love! #Bridgerton #SCLRecs ...

Big fan of 70s/80s slasher films? Try these books for thrills and chills! #HorrorBooks #SCLRecs ...

It's Black History Month! Check out these books and many others at your favorite Springfield City Library location! #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs ...

Looking for a fun Valentine read? Check one out from the library! And don't forget about our Romance Book Club, it meets this Saturday! https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/romance-book-club/
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Challenged books are all over the news right now - here are some you can find at your favorite library location. #SCLRecs ...

It's all the rage! Do you play? Do you love words? Check out a book related to #Wordle! #SCLRecs ...

Letter Writing Week is here - how better to spend an hour inside, when it's so cold outside! Warm someone else up with a personal letter to someone you care about. You can even get books about letter writing from the library! #LetterWritingWeek #SCLRecs #LetterWriting ...

The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, for ''Lilies of the Field,'' he once said he felt ''as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.'' Sidney Poitier, whose portrayal of resolute heroes in films like ''To Sir With Love,'' ''In the Heat of the Night'' and ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'' established him as Hollywood's first Black matinee idol and helped open the door for Black actors in the film industry, died on Thursday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 94.
(Grimes, William. "Sidney Poitier, 94, Pioneering Black Oscar Winner, Dies." New York Times, 8 Jan. 2022, p. A1(L). Gale In Context: Biography) #SidneyPoitier #RIPSidneyPoitier #SCLRecs
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Anne Rice wrote best-selling novels that combined horror with sensuality in lavish historical settings. Ever popular, remind yourself why by picking up a book of hers at the library. #AnneRice #SCLRecs ...

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Library News

Increasing Community Internet Access: Introducing Chromebooks

The Library will circulate Google Chromebook laptops for those in the community that do not have computer access at home.

Library Commission Announces New Façade Lighting for Central Library (WWLP)

The Springfield Central Library has installed lighting on State Street to not only illuminate the historic 110-year-old building but to also increase safety on State street.

Family Roots In Old Neighborhood Bring Gift To New Library (WAMC)

In recognition of the gift, the library named the children’s reading room in honor of William and Patricia White. This brings the $2 million campaign up to $1.6 million.