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Check out new twists on favorite fairy tales! Your little one will love these clever and engaging stories. #FairyTaleDay #TellAFieryTaleDay #SCLRecs ...

An understanding of the civil rights movement is vital to building the next generation of thoughtful and involved citizens. Share these moving stories with your little one. #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs #CivilRightsMovement ...

Check out these hot picks - you may not be famous but you can read still like a celebrity! #SCLRecs ...

What could be harder than childcare during a pandemic? You'll find plenty of empathy and humor in these irreverent parenting books! #SCLRecs #Parenting ...

Pick these up curbside! #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs ...

The work of these iconic authors is just waiting for you. Check them out from the library during Black History Month and all year long. #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs #BlackHistory #GueerWriters #LGBTQIA #lgbtqiaplus ...

As anyone who loves cats can tell you, they are very good at giving and receiving affection. But did you know that cats can also chase away intruders and save lives? Some cats have even been known to "write" books! If you're looking for even more reasons to love cats, check out these books, available through curbside pickup! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass #CatLovers #CatLoversMonth ...

The pandemic plus frigid winter weather means restless children! The library has fun activity books for kids of all ages and interests. Curbside info at link in bio! #SCLRecs #KidsBooks ...

The warmth and positivity of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is the perfect response to these difficult times. Share these special picture books with your little one and learn more about beloved educator Fred Rogers. #SCLRecs #MisterRogers #MrRogers ...

Young children love to be helpers, and learning to care for a pet is a great way to lend a hand. Check out these age appropriate books on choosing and raising an animal. #SCLRecs #ResponsiblePetOwnerMonth #PetOwnerMonth ...

Looking for a recently published, innovative read? Check out these literary trailblazers! #SCLRecs #BlackHistoryMonth ...

Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is considered one of the most celebrated tap dancers of all time. Hines starred in more than 40 films and made quite a mark on Broadway. Watch him dance in one of these movies, available curbside! #GregoryHines #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs ...

Valentine's Day gatherings are not possible this year, but there is still plenty of holiday fun to be had at home. Check out these books for creative new ideas! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldKids #413Kids #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass #springfieldmassachusetts #413Valentine #ValentinesDay ...

Did you know that only around 1/3 of female college students select STEM-related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as their major? This gender disparity shows up in the workplace, too, where less than 30 percent of the world's scientific researchers are women. Yet the problems that the world faces -- including pandemics, climate change, and the clean water crisis -- will require solutions from all the best minds, not just those of men. Read these books, available through curbside pickup, to learn more about the achievements of women in science and to see how you can encourage girls to participate in STEM! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

Mary Wilson (March 6, 1944 – February 8, 2021) was an American singer who gained worldwide recognition as a founding member of The Supremes, the most successful Motown act of the 1960s and the best-charting female group in U.S. chart history. She also worked in activism, fighting to pass Truth in Music Advertising bills and donating to various charities. Wilson was inducted along with Ross and Ballard (as members of the Supremes) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Learn more in her own words and listen to her music - call for curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #BlackHistoryMonth #MaryWilson #TheSupremes #Supremes ...

Elementary students love the enormously popular Who Was chapter books! This kid friendly series is a great resource for learning about famous Black Americans. #BlackHistoryMonth #SCLRecs #WhoWas #whowasbooks #WhoWasSeries ...

In the best of times, libraries provide a gathering place for people with fresh ideas and fertile minds. In the worst of times, when libraries have to temporarily close their doors to the public, they still serve as a source of information, entertainment, and support. Make full use of your library by reading these stimulating books, available through curbside pickup! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

Throughout the ages, women have worked as healers, but the first woman to become a physician in the male-dominated field of modern medicine was Elizabeth Blackwell, born on February 3, 1821. Over the objections of her male colleagues, Elizabeth and her sister Emily became the first female doctors in the United States and founded the first hospital staffed completely by women. Due to the Blackwells' persistence, the field of medicine is now much more welcoming to white women, but women of color still face significant barriers to entering the profession. Certain medical specialties, too, such as surgery and radiology, continue to be dominated by men. To learn more about the successes and challenges experienced by female physicians, check out these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass #ElizabethBlackwell ...

It's Black History Month! Most of us know the stories of famous civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., but there have been many other lesser known Black people who have fought courageously for racial equality and justice. Among these hidden heroes of Black history are prisoners, domestic workers, and the thousands of people who participated in the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. To learn more about these important activists, read these books, available through curbside pickup. #SCLRecs #BlackHistoryMonth #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

January is Soup month! Learn some new recipes and warm yourself up with some comfort food. #SCLRecs ...

On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp located in southern Poland. Since 2005, the United Nations has set aside January 27th to commemorate the lives lost in the Holocaust and to reaffirm its opposition to antisemitism, racism, and all forms of bigotry that could lead to violence against groups. To learn more about the Holocaust and about how hatred and violence are growing again today, read these books, available through a curbside pickup appointment. #SCLRecs #INternationalHolocaustRemembranceDay ...

January isn't over yet - don't forget to be kind to food servers this January and always! Most states (including MA) don't require employers to pay minimum wage to tipped staff, and the pandemic has hit food servers especially hard. If you are able, please tip generously! #SCLRecs #FoodServersMonth #BeKindToFoodServers #TipYourServer ...

Jan 25, 1971 - In Los Angeles, California, Charles Manson is convicted, with Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkle, of the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and 6 others. We know you love true crime - pick up a book or movie curbside and learn all about this world-famous case! #SCLRecs #CharlesManson #BookList ...

Check out the fascinating backstories of some of our best known presidents and first ladies! Curbside pickup info in bio. #SCLRecs #InaugurationDay #Inauguration ...

To heal from racism, our society must first face it. We must acknowledge the racism that has been built into our institutions, and we must hear and recognize the truth of each other's experiences. To learn more about racism and how to heal from it, delve into these books, available through a curbside pickup appointment. #HowToHeal #NationalDayOfRacialHealing #LibrariesTransform #SCLRecs ...

It's #ThesaurusDay! Check out these picture book tributes to the joy and power of words! #SCLRecs ...

People are buzzing about the dazzling new television show based on Julia Quinn's #Bridgerton books. You can read the entire series, available at your library via curbside pickup and as e-books through Hoopla and OverDrive! #SCLRecs #Romance #Shondaland #ShondaRimes #Netflix #RomanceNovels #RomanceFiction ...

Here be dragons, well YA books with dragons. Celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day with these 8 YA novels that are on fire! #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

Need a robust book to get through the winter? Try a fascinating microhistory! See link for curbside in bio. #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMA #SpringfieldMass ...

During a crisis, some people like to take their minds off what's happening, while others prefer to plunge into stories that echo their experience. If you want to read about how fictional characters cope with a pandemic, check out these books, available through a curbside pickup appointment. #SCLRecs #SpringfieldMass #SpringfieldMA #PandemicFiction #BookList ...

Pandemic Service Updates

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Library Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

Available services from Springfield City Library during the coronavirus pandemic.

Library News

Springfield librarians, elder affairs workers will help residents register online for COVID vaccines (MassLive)

The Springfield City Library is helping Springfield seniors make vaccine appointments.

Seniors: Need help signing up for COVID vaccine in Springfield? (WWLP)

The Springfield City Library is helping Springfield seniors make vaccine appointments.

National Day of Racial Healing 2021

The Springfield City Library joins many organizations across the country in observing the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Interactive literacy program encourages families to explore Springfield (MassLive)

An initiative to get families out into the community reading books

Mayor Sarno Joined with the Springfield Library’s Reading Success by 4th Grade Program to Kick off the Story Walks Series

Unveiling of the Story Walks series