Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club 2021 for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library! | All Ages

This summer from June 14 to August 14, 2021, join our Discover Your Summer Reading Club to read and get rewards, and enter raffles for prizes!

(Haga clic aquí para Español)

This year we offer both the paper reading log, and also the option to play online using Beanstack! Go to https://springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org starting June 14th. See these instructions for Beanstack!

Young Children Ages 0-5

  • Reading to a child each day helps them to become a READER!
  • Color a circle in the reading log for each day you read together.
  • Complete 30 days of reading and the library will order you a book of your choice (limitations apply) – simply fill out the form on the back of your log and turn it in at your nearest library location.

Kids, Teens, and Adults

  • Read every day!
  • Read at least 20 minutes a day, then color or check off a circle on your reading log .
  • Complete 30 days of reading and the library will order you a book of your choice (limitations apply) – simply fill out the form on the back of your log and turn it in at your nearest library location.
What Counts As Reading?

Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga • Audiobooks • E-books • Online Articles • Gaming Manuals • Cereal Box • Street Signs • As a Family • During Storytimes • To Pets and Toys • And more!

Read, Write, and Win!

  • For kids, teens, and adults, write a review for each book you have
    read, submit it to a librarian, and earn a raffle ticket for each
    review written.
  • Submit your log and reviews in person, or go
    digital with Beanstack at:
    https://springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org starting June 14th.
  • Raffle prizes for reviews written include a Nintendo Switch Lite with case and game!

Nintendo Switch Lite and case and Minecraft Game

And there’s more!

  • Visit your nearest library location to get a “Take and Make” activity bag for toddlers, kids, and teens. (Pick up using Curbside Pickup.)

Get Your Reading Log

You can pick up your reading log and a Discover Your Summer bag at Curbside Pickup or download and print your own log!

Reading Log 2021 – click to download (English)

Registro de Lectura 2021 – haga clic aquí (Español)

June Family Activities

Take and make activities for children and families in June – pick up curbside while supplies last.

You Rock! Rock Art

June 1-12

Paint a rock! Use supplies provided to make a cute polka-dotted ladybug, or a design of your choice. We supply paints, rocks and ideas- you supply the fun! Suitable for all ages. One bag has enough supplies for 1-2 people. Curbside, while supplies last.

At the following library locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park BranchEast Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch, Mason Square Branch

No Mess Magic Wand Craft

June 1-30

Children love imaginary play, and what could be more fun than having their own magic wand! Pick up a kit containing an eco-friendly wand and plenty of twirly pre-cut ribbon and yarn for decoration. Your child will have a homemade toy to enjoy all summer long – no plastic pieces or messy clean up required!  Ideal for 3-5, with children of all ages welcome. Call for curbside pickup.

At the following library locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, Forest Park Branch, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch

Pom-Pom Playset

June 1-30

Build your child’s early literacy skills with a Pom-Pom Playset! This take and make kit includes colorful, squishy pom-poms for fun counting, sorting, and pattern activities. For ages 2-5. While supplies last; pick up curbside.

At the following library locations: Brightwood Branch, Central Library, Mason Square Branch

Rainbow Chalk Art

June 1-30

Celebrate Pride Month by creating chalk art and messages of love for Springfield’s LGBTQIA+ community! Decorate the library’s sidewalk or take the chalk with you to continue showing your support in your neighborhood. Families, children, and teens are all welcome! Curbside, while supplies last.

Available at all library locations.

Father’s Day Cards

June 7-19

Pick up a grab-and-go kit to make a card for dear ol’ Dad or the father figure in your life. Supplies and templates will be provided so that you can craft a card that will put a smile on the face of Dad, Pop, Grandpa or Uncle Jim. Show someone how special they are with a personalized card made by you! All supplies provided – pick up curbside.

Available at all library locations.

Counting Discover scavenger hunt

June 1 – June 30

How many items can you find this June? Pick up a scavenger hunt curbside, or download and print from online! Head outside to find what’s on the list. Return the list during curbside hours to claim a prize. Take pictures of what you find and share them with us!

Available online or at all library locations.

Sunshine Storytimes

Join us for amazing stories and fun on the museum quadrangle behind the Central Library. | Children and Caregivers

Central Library – Outside On The Museum Quad
June 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23
10:00 am

Soak up some sun, get your dancing shoes on, and listen to all sorts of amazing stories on the quadrangle behind the Central Library.

Sunshine Storytimes will be structured for children 3-5 years old, but all are welcome! We will have water bottles and juice boxes available to keep everyone hydrated. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen!

Join for any or all sessions in this series.

In case of inclement weather, we will hold the program on Zoom-check our social media.