Descubra su verano: ¡lea y gane premios!

¡Únase al Club de Lectura del Verano 2020 para niñxs, adolescentes y adultxs en la Biblioteca de Springfield!

Descubra Su Verano

Este verano, del 15 de junio al 15 de agosto del 2020, ¡únase a nuestro club de lectura Descubra Su Verano para leer y obtener recompensas, y participar en sorteos de premios!

Niñas, niños, y niñxs de 0-5 años

  • ¡Leerle a un(a) niñx todos los días le ayuda a convertirse en LECTOR(A)!
  • Coloreen un círculo por cada día que lean juntos.
  • Complete 30 días de lectura y la biblioteca le pedirá un libro de su elección – simplemente llene el formulario en la parte posterior de su registro y entréguelo en su biblioteca más cercana.

Niñxs, adolescentes y adultxs

  • ¡Lea todos los días!
  • Lea al menos 20 minutos al día, luego coloree o seleccione un círculo.
  • Complete 30 días de lectura y la biblioteca le pedirá un libro de su elección – simplemente llene el formulario en la parte posterior de su registro y entréguelo en su biblioteca más cercana.
¿Qué cuenta como lectura?

Libros • Revistas • Novelas gráficas, cómics y manga • Audiolibros • Libros electrónicos • Artículos en línea • Manuales de videojuegos • Leer en familia • Asistir a la Hora de Cuentos • Leerles a sus mascotas y juguetes • ¡Y más!

¡Y hay más!

  •  Visite la ubicación de su biblioteca más cercana para obtener una bolsa semanal de actividades para “Llevar y Hacer” para niñxs pequeñxs, niñxs y adolescentes.  (Recoja usando el procedimiento de Recogida en la Acera.)
  • Para niñxs, adolescentes y adultxs, escriba una reseña por cada libro que haya leído, envíenoslo y gane un boleto de rifa por cada reseña escrita. Envíe las reseñas mediante el formulario a continuación. ¡Lea, escriba y gane!

Niñxs – haga clic aquí para escribir y enviar una reseña de libro.

Adultxs y adolescentes – haga clic aquí para escribir y enviar una reseña de libro.

También puede enviar sus reseñas en un correo electrónico al askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org.

Obtenga un registro de lectura

¡Puede recoger su registro de lectura en la Recogida en la Acera o descargar e imprimirlo a continuación!

Reading Log 2020 – haga clic para descargar (inglés)

Registro de Lectura 2020 – haga clic para descargar (Español)

Statement on Racial Justice

Statement from the Library Director and the Springfield Library Commission on Racial Justice

June 5, 2020

On behalf of the Springfield Library Commission and the Library Administration, we are writing to share our personal sense of heartbreak and devastation at the events surrounding the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis. And we join you and the Springfield Community in your grief and justified anger. As we witness repeated episodes of violence and killings perpetrated against our Black Community by rogue police officers, it is impossible not to experience a deep sense of outrage, disbelief and grief. We honor the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others. We are reaching out to you to share the grief and anger that we know you also feel, but also to reaffirm our common resolve. Both as private citizens and as members of this great institution, we must all do what we can to ensure that we foster a culture of inclusion, equity, and respect for one another. We promise to keep our resolve and strengthen our combined efforts against systemic racism until we can all see that this time justice will prevail and endure. We need to look to each other for strength and hope, and recommit ourselves to our shared goals of making the world a better place for all, especially black and brown people. Now is the time for us to come together as we serve together. Our work has never been more critical. Our concern for each other has never been more important.

We saw a young woman at a recent protest holding a sign with a quote from Angela Davis. It reads, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept” This quote is a perfect nest of powerful words to reflect about George Floyd’s death and a call to justice. These words beg people and organizations to change this unacceptable and systemic racism.

The Springfield Library Commission cherishes the work that library staff perform to address literacy challenges, the digital divide, to provide a place where everyone can share ideas and gain knowledge. We believe the incredible mission of the Springfield City Library serves as a powerful force to counter many inequities including racism.

The Springfield City Library is proud to have signed the Urban Library Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity through which we, along with 167 other Urban Libraries have steadfastly committed to:

  • Eliminating racial and social equity barriers in library programs, services, policies and practices.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment of diversity , inclusion and respect both in our library system and in all aspects of our community role.
  • Ensuring that we are reaching and engaging disenfranchised people in the community and helping them express their voice.
  • Serving as a convener and facilitator of conversations and partnerships to address community challenges.
  • Being forthright on tough issues that are important to our communities.

It is our collective responsibility to examine what we are doing now in light of our commitments that we signed onto, to reevaluate our services and internal culture and to constantly improve and stand with our communities of color.

In the words of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Sincerely,

Stephen Cary: Chair, Springfield Library Commission

Molly Fogarty: Library Director

Molly Fogarty, Director
Springfield City Library – All Yours, Just Ask
220 State St.
Springfield, MA 01103
413-263-6828 ext. 290
lfogarty@springfieldlibrary.org

Stephen Cary
scary@focusspringfield.com

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup of materials starts June 8 at all Springfield City Library locations.

NEW – Saturdays added starting September 12!

We miss you! And although we can’t open our doors just yet, we want you to safely get the library items you want. Beginning Monday, June 8, we’ll start curbside pickup. Our contactless curbside pickup is as easy as A, B, C!

Curbside Procedure
A. Request items you’d like to borrow. (See methods to request below.)

B. We’ll let you know when the items are ready for pickup, and schedule an appointment with you to get them.

C. When it’s your turn to pick up your items, follow the signs at your library, call the number provided, and we’ll bring your items out for you to pick up.

You can use one of the following to reserve books, movies, video games, and music, as well as Summer Reading Club materials (only one method is necessary):

  • Our online catalog
  • The CW/MARS app for mobile (Android or iPhone)
  • Call us for library staff help (we are happy to make recommendations!)
  • An online form (below)

Please review the following information:

  • You may only book a pickup appointment after receiving a notice from the Library that your items are ready. Staff will assist you with this service.
  • Our employees wear face masks for everyone’s safety. We require that all of our patrons also wear face masks while they come for curbside pickup.
  • For the safety of our staff and patrons, we will not be opening our doors for any reason. If you need help, please call us at the number on the sign outside the location you are visiting.
  • Please follow the instructions on the signs outside the library: remain in your car until signaled to approach the materials transfer table and do not approach staff while they are outside.
  • Items such as puzzles, puppets, and kits are not available at this time.
  • We are ONLY accepting returns in our drop boxes, NOT at the pickup table. Items are being quarantined for 4 days before being checked in. If you are concerned about the check-in status of an item, please call us.
  • Please note that fines will be waived during this pandemic time – if you have accrued fines, please call us to adjust.

We also can print some documents for you for curbside pickup. Contact your nearest branch by phone or email for details.

Call-In and Appointment Times for Curbside Orders
LOCATIONSCall to Place
Curbside Orders
Appointments to
Pick Up Curbside
Orders
Central
220 State Street Springfield MA 01103
413-263-6828
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Brightwood
359 Plainfield Street Springfield MA 01107
413-263-6805
Mon-Fri
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
East Forest Park
136 Surrey Road Springfield MA 01118
413-263-6836
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Springfield
21 Osborne Terrace Springfield MA 01104
413-263-6840
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Forest Park
380 Belmont Avenue Springfield MA 01108
413-263-6843
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Indian Orchard
44 Oak Street Springfield MA 01151
413-263-6846
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Library Express
at Pine Point

204 Boston Road Springfield MA 01109
413-263-6855
Mon, Wed, Fri
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mason Square
765 State Street Springfield MA 01109
413-263-6853
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sixteen Acres
1187 Parker Street Springfield MA 01129
413-263-6858
Mon-Sat
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wed
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club 2020 for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library!

This summer from June 15 to August 15, 2020, join our Discover Your Summer Reading Club to read and get rewards, and enter raffles for prizes!

(Haga clic aquí para Español)

Young Children Ages 0-5

  • Reading to a child each day helps them to become a READER!
  • Color an icon in a 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 check off an icon 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 • As a family • During storytimes • To pets and toys • And more!

And there’s more!

  •  Visit your nearest library location to get a weekly “Take and Make” activity bag for toddlers, kids, and teens.  (Pick up using Curbside Pickup procedure.)
  • For kids, teens and adults, write a review for each book you have read, submit it to us, and earn a raffle ticket for each review written! Submit the reviews below. Read, Write, and Win!

Kids – click here to write and submit a book review!

Adults and Teens – click here to write and submit a book review!

You can also submit book reviews by emailing askalibrarian@springfieldlibrary.org.

Get a Reading Log

You can pick up your reading log at Curbside Pickup or download and print your own!

Reading Log 2020 – click to download (English)

Registro de Lectura 2020 – haga clic aquí (Español)

Resources for Adults During Coronavirus Closures

Links and information about resources for adults during this period of Coronavirus closures and service changes.

Emergency Resources / Recursos de Emergencia
Addiction / Adicción
Organization English Information Spanish Information
Addiction CampusesInforms people about the seriousness of addiction in our community and provides any information they might need to get help.Informa a las personas sobre la gravedad de la adicción en nuestra comunidad y proporciona cualquier información que puedan necesitar para obtener ayuda.
Alcoholics AnonymousWestern MA AA Online Meeting ListLista de Reuniones Semanales AA de Massachusetts Occidental
Cocaine AnonymousOffers online support and services.Ofrece apoyo y servicios en línea.
Gandara CenterA list of residential recovery homes.Una lista de casas de recuperación residenciales.
The Massachusetts Substance Use HelplineThe Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Our caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.The Helpline es el único recurso público en todo el estado, que puede encontrar tratamiento para personas que sufren abuso de sustancias. Los servicios de la línea de ayuda son gratuitos y confidenciales. Nuestros especialistas capacitados y atentos lo ayudarán a comprender el sistema de tratamiento y sus opciones.
Narcotics AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous is a 12 Step Recovery Program helping addicts find recovery from the disease of addiction. Originally based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, they have broadened their approach from alcohol to the disease of addiction to obsession and compulsion. This is a spiritual, not religious, program.

Phone meetings: www.nabyphone.com or Online meetings: https://virtual-na.org/
Narcóticos Anónimos es un programa de recuperación de 12 pasos que ayuda a los adictos a recuperarse de la enfermedad de la adicción. Originalmente basado en los 12 Pasos y las 12 Tradiciones de Alcohólicos Anónimos, han ampliado su enfoque del alcohol a la enfermedad de la adicción a la obsesión y la compulsión. Este es un programa espiritual, no religioso.

Reuniones telefónicas: www.nabyphone.com o reuniones en línea: https://virtual-na.org/
Nicotine AnonymousOnline and telephone meetings available.Se ofrecen reuniones en línea y por teléfono.
Phoenix HouseProvides residential substance use disorder treatment for men and women. Clients receive drug or alcohol addiction treatment – including treatment for co-occurring mental health needs – in a highly structured setting where they can develop the social and emotional capital required to live positive and independent, drug-free lives.Esta organización brinda tratamiento residencial para hombres y mujeres que sufren abuso de sustancias. Los clientes reciben tratamiento de adicción a las drogas o al alcohol - incluyendo tratamiento para necesidades de enfermedades mental - en un entorno altamente estructurado donde puedan desarrollarse el capital social y emocional requerido para vivir una vida independiente, positiva, y libre de drogas.
Recovery SpeakersListen to recovery speakers from many different 12 step groups.Escuche a los oradores de recuperación de muchos grupos diferentes de 12 pasos.
Sober MommiesOnline support group for moms in recovery.Grupo de apoyo en línea para madres en recuperación.
Sunshine Behavioral HealthA list of telehealth and mental health resources that address addiction recovery. Use this resource to find helplines, online groups, phone applications, and references.Una lista de recursos de telesalud y salud mental que abordan la recuperación de adicciones. Use este recurso para buscar líneas de ayuda, grupos en línea, aplicaciones telefónicas y referencias.
Women for SobrietyHelps women gain hope and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.Ayuda a las mujeres a ganar esperanza y aliento con otras mujeres en circunstancias similares.
Businesses / Los Negocios
OrganizationEnglish InformationSpanish Information
Disaster Loan AssistanceThe U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hampden County has been identified as an eligible region.La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de EE. UU. Ofrece préstamos federales por desastre a bajo interés para capital de trabajo para pequeñas empresas que sufren daños económicos sustanciales como resultado del Coronavirus (Covid-19). El condado de Hampden ha sido identificado como una región elegible.
Small Business Recovery Loan FundA loan fund of $10 million has been created to provide financial relief to Massachusetts businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will receive and process all applications for this fund.Se ha creado un fondo de préstamos de $ 10 millones para proporcionar ayuda financiera a las empresas de Massachusetts que han sido afectadas por COVID-19. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) recibirá y procesará todas las solicitudes para este fondo.
Careers & Employment/ Carreras y Empleo
Organization English Information Spanish Information
MassHire Springfield Career Center and YouthWorks Assists youth and adults in finding jobs and building their skill sets to meet the needs of local businesses. Jobseekers, advance your job search and career through job listings and through workshops and career training options. Business owners, MassHire works as your workforce partner to help you with recruitment, hiring, and retention.
Ayuda a jóvenes y adultos a encontrar trabajo y desarrollar sus habilidades para satisfacer las necesidades de las empresas locales. Solicitantes de empleo, avance su búsqueda de empleo y carrera a través de listados de trabajo y a través de talleres y opciones de capacitación profesional. Propietarios de negocios, MassHire trabaja como su socio laboral para ayudarlo con el reclutamiento, la contratación y la retención.
Tech FoundryDo you want to break into the Information Technology (IT) field? Tech Foundry, a non-profit technical school based in Springfield, offers a free, 16-week training program to get you ready for an entry-level IT position. The fall training session is already under way, but applications will be accepted again in October for the spring round of training.


¿Quiere incursionar en el campo de las tecnologías de la información (TI)? Tech Foundry, una escuela técnica sin fines de lucro con sede en Springfield, ofrece un programa de capacitación gratuito de 16 semanas para prepararlo para un puesto de TI de nivel de entrada. La sesión de capacitación de otoño ya está en marcha, pero se aceptarán solicitudes nuevamente en octubre para la ronda de capacitación de primavera.
Tradeswoman TuesdayLearn about careers in in the trades from tradeswomen who are doing it.Aprenda sobre las carreras en los oficios de las mujeres comerciantes que lo están haciendo.
Clothing / Ropa
OrganizationEnglish Information Spanish Information
Essential Thrift StoreDistributes clothes, shoes and toilet articles to those in need. Open  Monday-Friday 9 A.M.-12 P.M. Operated by Friends of the Homeless in partnership with Bay Path University.Distribuye ropa, zapatos y artículos de tocador a todos aquellos que lo necesitan. Abierto de  Lunes a Viernes de 9 A.M. a 12 P.M.  Operado por Friends of the Homeless en colaboración con la Universidad de Bay Path.
Community Meals / Comidas Comunitarias
Organization English Information Spanish Information
Christ Church Cathedral
 Wednesday 
Lunch 12-1 P.M. and Dinner 5-6 P.M
35 Chestnut Street


 Miércoles 
Almuerzo 12-1 P.M. y Cena 5-6 P.M
35 Chestnut Street
Clinical Support Options (Friends of the Homeless) Daily: 
Breakfast - 8-9 a.m.
Lunch 12-1 p.m.
Dinner 4:30- 5:30 pm.
755 Worthington Street
 Diariamente: 
Desayuno - 8-9 a.m.
Almuerzo - 12-1 p.m.
Cena - 4: 30- 5:30 pm.
755 Worthington Street
The Community Survival Center Food PantryAt 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard will be open  Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 A.M. –3 PM and Thursday 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.  They serve Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard and Pine Point. Please contact (413) 543-3930.Esta despensa de alimentos está en 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard estará abierto los  Lunes, Martes y Viernes de 9 A.M. a 3 P.M. y los Jueves de 9 A.M. a 4:30 P.M.  Sirven a Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard y Pine Point. Comuníquese con (413) 543-3930.

The Food Bank's Emergency Feeding Program Network
Find a food pantry or free meal during Covid-19 crisis.Encuentre una despensa de alimentos o comida gratis durante la crisis de Covid-19.
The Gray House Food PantryAt 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield will be open  Thursdays, 9 AM-12 PM; 2nd & 4th Friday of the month from 4 PM-6 PM (ID, proof of income and address needed-intake form to complete).  Please contact (413) 734-669

Click here for information about the Grab and Go Lunch program for Seniors.
Esta despensa de alimentos está en 240 Main Street, 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield y estará abierta los  Jueves, de 9 A.M. a 12 P.M.; y el segundo y cuarto Viernes del mes de 4 P.M. a 6 P.M. (Identificación, comprobante de ingresos y dirección del formulario de ingreso necesario para completar).  Por favor, póngase en contacto con (413) 734-669.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre el programa Grab and Go Lunch para personas mayores.
Lorraine’s Soup KitchenIn efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 Lorraine’s Kitchen will not serve dinner inside their dining room area. They will be providing “To Go Meals” at the door. Pantry intake will take place at the door and a Lorraine’s staff member will deliver groceries to you at the door. En los esfuerzos por frenar la difusión de COVID-19 Lorraine's Kitchen no servirá la cena dentro de su comedor. Estarán proporcionando "To Go Meals" en la puerta. La entrada de la dispensa se realizada en la puerta y un miembro del personal de Lorraine’s le entregará comestibles en la puerta.
MLK Food PantryThe MLK Food Pantry is on 3 Rutland Street in Springfield and it will be open on  Thursdays from 6 A.M. – 11 A.M.  Please contact (413) 746-3655.La despensa de alimentos MLK está en 3 Rutland Street en Springfield y estará abierta los  Jueves de 6 A.M. a 11 A.M.  Por favor contacte al (413) 746-3655.
Open PantryCurrently providing take-out meals at our Loaves & Fishes Kitchen at  noon and 5 P.M  They are also providing groceries at their Emergency Food Pantry from  9 A.M. -3 P.M. (M, T, W and F)  with a limited number of people allowed into the pantry at one time. If you have any questions please call at (413) 737-5354.
Actualmente ofrece comidas para llevar en nuestra Cocina Loaves & Fishes al  mediodía y a las 5 P.M.   También están proporcionando comestibles en su despensa de alimentos de emergencia de  9 A.M.- 3 P.M. (Lunes, Martes, Miércoles y Viernes) con un número limitado de personas permitidas en la despensa a la vez. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al (413) 737-5354.
The Salvation Army Emergency Food PantryAt 170 Pearl Street in Springfield. This pantry will be open  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 A.M. - Noon.  Please call (413) 733-1518.En 170 Pearl Street en Springfield. Esta despensa estará abierta los  Martes, Miércoles y Jueves de 9 A.M. al mediodía. Por favor llame al (413) 733-1518.
South Congregational Church Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 
 Lunch 12-1 p.m. and Dinner 5-6 p.m. 
45 Maple Street
 Lunes, Martes, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado 
 Almuerzo 12-1 p.m. y Cena 5-6 p.m. 
45 Maple Street
Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church Sunday 
 Lunch 1-2 P.M. and Dinner 5-6 P.M 
797 State Street
 Domingo 
 Almuerzo 1-2 P.M. y Cena 5-6 P.M. 
797 State Street
Covid-19 Information / Información Sobre Covid-19
OrganizationEnglish Information Spanish Information
Centers for Disease Control & PreventionHandouts in various languages.Folletos en varios idiomas.
Covid-19 Printable Fact SheetsMaterials related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Available in various languages.Materiales relacionados con la enfermedad por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Disponible en varios idiomas.
Masshealth and Covid-19Guidance for patients and applicants, including info for those lacking insurance; note that Connector enrollment has been reopened through April 25.Orientación para pacientes y solicitantes, incluida información para quienes carecen de seguro; tenga en cuenta que la inscripción de Conector se ha reabierto hasta el 25 de Abril.
Switchboard Roundup of Multilingual ResourcesThis blog post contains fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it; and about handwashing.Esta publicación contiene hojas informativas, carteles, recursos multimedia y enlaces a actualizaciones en vivo en varios idiomas sobre COVID-19, sus síntomas y cómo prevenirlo; y sobre el lavado de manos.
Domestic Violence / La Violencia Doméstica
Organization English Information Spanish Information
Harassment Prevention

Request a restraining order. Solicitar una orden de restricción.
Springfield Police Department Emergency Number911
Police Department Domestic Violence Coordinator413-735-1519
Police Department Domestic Violence Advocate413-735-1520
Domestic Violence Shelter ServicesYWCA ARCH
(Abuse & Rape Crisis Hotline), Springfield: 413-733-7100
YWCA ARCH
(Línea directa de crisis de abuso y violación) , Springfield: 413-733-7100
The National Domestic Violence Hotline800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault HotlinePlease call all 800-656-HOPE (4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.Llame al 800-656-HOPE (4673) para comunicarse con un miembro del personal capacitado de un proveedor de servicios de agresión sexual en su área que ofrezca acceso a una gama de servicios gratuitos. El soporte de chat de crisis está disponible en la línea directa en línea.
Womenshelter CompanerasHolyoke
As of Friday, March 13, 2020 anyone who wishes to access domestic violence services will first need to call our emergency hotline number at 413-536-1628. A domestic violence Advocate will be available by phone to conduct an intake assessment and determine the next steps for services.
Holyoke
A partir de Viernes 13, de Marzo de 2020, cualquier persona que desee acceder a los servicios de violencia doméstica primero deberá llamar a nuestra línea directa de emergencias al 413-536-1628. Un defensor de violencia doméstica estará disponible por teléfono para realizar una evaluación de admisión y determinar los próximos pasos para los servicios.
Emergency Assistance / Asistencia de Emergencia
Organization English Information Spanish Information

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)
Eating fruits and vegetables each day is important for your health. The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) helps you buy more fruits and vegetables for your household. Comer frutas y verduras todos los días es importante para su salud. El Programa de Incentivos Saludables (HIP) lo ayuda a comprar más frutas y verduras para su hogar.


Springfield Partners for Community Action
Staff are committed to the community and want to be able to help if they can, which would include referring you to local community resources. They will be available by phone at 413-263-6500 x6500 or x6501.El personal está comprometido con la comunidad y quiere ser capaz de ayudar si puede, lo que incluiría referirse a los recursos de la comunidad local. Estarán disponibles por teléfono al 413-263-6500 x6500 o x6501.
ThriveThrive, a program of United Way of Pioneer Valley, provides one-to-one free and confidential financial coaching. Our highly trained financial coaches work with clients by appointment on a monthly basis and help them identify financial goals and take the necessary steps toward financial wellness. All services at Thrive are free and confidential.Thrive, un programa de United Way of Pioneer Valley, proporciona asesoramiento financiero gratuito y confidencial de uno a uno. Nuestros entrenadores financieros altamente capacitados trabajan con los clientes con cita mensual y les ayudan a identificar objetivos financieros y tomar a tomar los pasos necesarios hacia el bienestar financiero. Todos los servicios de Thrive son gratuitos y confidenciales.
Mass 2-1-1A free referral hotline providing access to services such as emergency assistance and real-time COVID-19 information.Una línea directa gratuita de referencia que proporciona acceso a servicios como asistencia de emergencia e información COVID-19 en tiempo real.
Western Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid NetworkWestern Massachusetts Community Mutual Aid Network helps Western Massachusetts residents connect to each other to provide direct assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We provide:

- Support network of local residents requesting and offering aid

- Neighborhood pods: local text groups for support

If you are in need, please add your information directly to the spreadsheet found on our website. If you would like to remain anonymous, please email us instead, or have a friend put in the request for you. If you can offer any assistance to the community, please add those offerings the same way.
La Red de Ayuda Mutua de la Comunidad del Oeste de Massachusetts ayuda a los residentes del oeste de Massachusetts a conectarse entre sí para proporcionar asistencia directa durante el brote de COVID-19.

Proporcionamos:

- Red de apoyo de residentes locales que solicitan y ofrecen ayuda.

- Grupos de vecinos: grupos de texto locales para apoyo

Si lo necesita, agregue su información directamente a la hoja de cálculo que se encuentra en nuestra página de red. Si desea permanecer en el anonimato, envíenos un correo electrónico o solicite a un amigo que lo solicite. Si puede ofrecer asistencia a la comunidad, agregue esas ofertas de la misma manera.
Health / La Salud
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Behavioral Health Network 24/7 Crisis Services 413-733-6661

Or walk-in to 417 Liberty Street, Entrance B
413-733-6661

O entrar a 417 Liberty Street, entrada B
Caring Health CenterProvides primary, preventive care, and dental. Help with WIC, medication, refugee services and more, for children and adults on a sliding fee scale or for free if you qualify. Urgent care is provided at the Main Street clinic. For locations and hours call 413-739-1100.Proporciona atención primaria, preventiva y dental. Ayuda con WIC, medicamentos, servicios para refugiados y más, para niños y adultos en una escala móvil de tarifas o de forma gratuita si califica. Se brinda atención urgente en la clínica de Main Street. Para ubicaciones y horas llame al 413-739-1100.
Clearway ClinicProvides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, nurse consultation and STD testing for women. Parental consent or insurance not required. At this time they are only accepting appointments via phone. They will not be seeing any STI patients at this time. Please call the clinic to speak with a nurse today, they will be scheduling appointments on a case by case basis.Proporciona pruebas de embarazo gratuitas, ultrasonidos, consulta de enfermería y pruebas de ETS para mujeres. No se requiere el consentimiento de los padres o seguro médico. En este momento sólo están aceptando citas por teléfono. En estos momentos, no se verán a ningún paciente con STI. Por favor llame a la clínica para hablar con una enfermera hoy, estarán programando citas caso por caso.
Clinical Support Options130 Maple Street
Springfield, MA

Still open for same-day walk-in Intakes for mental health.

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
130 Maple Street
Springfield, MA

Todavía abierto para el mismo día de entradas sin cita previa para la salud mental.

Lunes – Viernes 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Familywize Prescription CardFamilyWize, a partner of United Way Worldwide, offers a free prescription drug savings card. When getting a prescription filled or refilled, you can ask your pharmacist to apply the FamilyWize discount and present them with a printed card or by using the FamilyWize app.FamilyWize, socio de United Way Worldwide, ofrece una tarjeta de ahorro para medicamentos recetados gratuita. Cuando surta o reponga una receta, puede pedirle a su farmacéutico que aplique el descuento de FamilyWize y que le presente una tarjeta impresa o mediante la aplicación FamilyWize.
Medline PlusMedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish with select content in additional languages.MedlinePlus es un servicio de información en línea producido por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos. El servicio proporciona información curativa de salud del consumidor en inglés y español con contenido selecto en idiomas adicionales.
The National Alliance on Mental IllnessOffers a 24/7 Crisis Textline. Text NAMI to 741741. For mental health resources that are not urgent, contact the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264.Ofrece una línea de texto de crisis 24/7. Envíe un mensaje de texto a NAMI al 741741. Para obtener recursos de salud mental que no sean urgentes, comuníquese con la línea de ayuda de NAMI al 800-950-6264.
National Suicide Prevention LifelineIf you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.Si usted o alguien que conoce está en crisis, ya sea que estén considerando suicidarse o no, llame a la línea gratuita Lifeline al 800-273-TALK (8255) para hablar con un asesor de crisis capacitado las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana.
Housing / Alojamiento
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Covid-19 and EvictionsYour landlord should not try to evict you. Use this resource to know what to do if they try.Su arrendador no debe tratar de desalojarlo. Use este recurso para saber qué hacer si lo intentan.
Mental Health AssociationIn Western Mass, MHA was the first provider of housing services to use a Housing First model in our approach to chronic homelessness. We also created the first Tenancy Preservation Program, now a statewide model, to serve eligible individuals with a disability who are at risk of eviction.

MHA combines rental assistance that gets people housed with supportive services that keep people housed. It works: 95% of chronically homeless individuals we place remain housed after a year.

For more information, please call 413-734-5376.
En Western Mass, MHA fue el primer proveedor de servicios de vivienda en utilizar un modelo Housing First en nuestro enfoque de la falta de vivienda crónica. También creamos el primer Programa de Preservación de Tenencia, ahora un modelo estatal, para atender a las personas elegibles con una discapacidad que están en riesgo de desalojo.

MHA combina la asistencia de alquiler que brinda alojamiento a las personas con servicios de apoyo que mantienen a las personas alojadas. Funciona: el 95% de las personas crónicamente sin hogar que ubicamos permanecen alojadas después de un año.

Para obtener más información, llame al 413-734-5376.
Springfield Rescue Mission Regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Springfield Rescue Mission is open and will continue its services to the homeless population in Greater Springfield.En cuanto al virus Covid-19, la Misión de Rescate de Springfield está abierta y continuará sus servicios a la población sin hogar en Springfield.
Mental Health AssociationIn Western Mass, MHA was the first provider of housing services to use a Housing First model in our approach to chronic homelessness. We also created the first Tenancy Preservation Program, now a statewide model, to serve eligible individuals with a disability who are at risk of eviction.

MHA combines rental assistance that gets people housed with supportive services that keep people housed. It works: 95% of chronically homeless individuals we place remain housed after a year.

For more information, please call 413-734-5376.
En Western Mass, MHA fue el primer proveedor de servicios de vivienda en utilizar un modelo Housing First en nuestro enfoque de la falta de vivienda crónica. También creamos el primer Programa de Preservación de Tenencia, ahora un modelo estatal, para atender a las personas elegibles con una discapacidad que están en riesgo de desalojo.

MHA combina la asistencia de alquiler que brinda alojamiento a las personas con servicios de apoyo que mantienen a las personas alojadas. Funciona: el 95% de las personas crónicamente sin hogar que ubicamos permanecen alojadas después de un año.

Para obtener más información, llame al 413-734-5376.
Immigrants & Refugees / Inmigrantes y Refugiados
Organization English Information Spanish Information
Covid-19 and EvictionsYour landlord should not try to evict you. Use this resource to know what to do if they try.Su arrendador no debe tratar de desalojarlo. Use este recurso para saber qué hacer si lo intentan.
Mental Health AssociationIn Western Mass, MHA was the first provider of housing services to use a Housing First model in our approach to chronic homelessness. We also created the first Tenancy Preservation Program, now a statewide model, to serve eligible individuals with a disability who are at risk of eviction.

MHA combines rental assistance that gets people housed with supportive services that keep people housed. It works: 95% of chronically homeless individuals we place remain housed after a year.

For more information, please call 413-734-5376.
En Western Mass, MHA fue el primer proveedor de servicios de vivienda en utilizar un modelo Housing First en nuestro enfoque de la falta de vivienda crónica. También creamos el primer Programa de Preservación de Tenencia, ahora un modelo estatal, para atender a las personas elegibles con una discapacidad que están en riesgo de desalojo.

MHA combina la asistencia de alquiler que brinda alojamiento a las personas con servicios de apoyo que mantienen a las personas alojadas. Funciona: el 95% de las personas crónicamente sin hogar que ubicamos permanecen alojadas después de un año.

Para obtener más información, llame al 413-734-5376.
Springfield Rescue Mission Regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Springfield Rescue Mission is open and will continue its services to the homeless population in Greater Springfield.En cuanto al virus Covid-19, la Misión de Rescate de Springfield está abierta y continuará sus servicios a la población sin hogar en Springfield.
Mental Health AssociationIn Western Mass, MHA was the first provider of housing services to use a Housing First model in our approach to chronic homelessness. We also created the first Tenancy Preservation Program, now a statewide model, to serve eligible individuals with a disability who are at risk of eviction.

MHA combines rental assistance that gets people housed with supportive services that keep people housed. It works: 95% of chronically homeless individuals we place remain housed after a year.

For more information, please call 413-734-5376.
En Western Mass, MHA fue el primer proveedor de servicios de vivienda en utilizar un modelo Housing First en nuestro enfoque de la falta de vivienda crónica. También creamos el primer Programa de Preservación de Tenencia, ahora un modelo estatal, para atender a las personas elegibles con una discapacidad que están en riesgo de desalojo.

MHA combina la asistencia de alquiler que brinda alojamiento a las personas con servicios de apoyo que mantienen a las personas alojadas. Funciona: el 95% de las personas crónicamente sin hogar que ubicamos permanecen alojadas después de un año.

Para obtener más información, llame al 413-734-5376.
Legal Help / Ayuda Legal
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Community Legal AidCan assist with state benefits (TAFDC, EAEDC, food stamps, MassHealth, unemployment), federal disability benefits, elder law (for those above 60), family law in cases of DV, eviction defense and homelessness prevention, education law, civil legal aid for victims of crime and more. To apply by phone, call 855-CLA-LEGAL (855-252-5342) during the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30-12:15; Wednesday 1:30-4:15. Because of the large number of calls we receive, the caller may be on hold for longer than 15 minutes.Puede ayudar con los beneficios estatales (TAFDC, EAEDC, cupones de alimentos, MassHealth, desempleo), beneficios federales por discapacidad, ley de ancianos (para los mayores de 60 años), derecho de familia en casos de DV, defensa de desalojo y prevención de la falta de vivienda, ley de educación, asistencia jurídica civil para víctimas de delitos y más. Para presentar la solicitud por teléfono, llame al 855-CLA-LEGAL (855-252-5342) durante las siguientes horas: Lunes, Martes, Jueves, Viernes 9:30 A.M. -12:15 P.M. ; Miércoles 1:30 P.M. - 4: 15 P.M. Debido a la gran cantidad de llamadas que recibimos, la persona que llama puede estar en espera por más de 15 minutos.
Mass Legal ServicesThis section focuses on legal issues related to COVID-19 that are of particular relevance to lower income people in Massachusetts.

Need legal help? Find it here:  Legal Resource Finder 
Esta sección se enfoca en asuntos legales relacionados con COVID-19 que son de particular relevancia para las personas de bajos ingresos en Massachusetts.

¿Necesitas ayuda legal? Encuéntralo aquí:  Buscador de Recursos Legales 
LGBTQ
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Family EqualityActivities from toddler dance parties to creative writing workshops for teens.Actividades desde fiestas de baile para niños pequeños hasta talleres de escritura creativa para adolescentes.
Gender SpectrumHelp for Coping with Social Isolation – Staying connected and providing spaces for you to connect with others is our foundation, and has never been more important than now.Ayuda para hacer frente al aislamiento social: mantenerse conectado y proporcionar espacios para que se conecte con los demás es nuestra base, y nunca ha sido más importante que ahora.

Transgender Law Center
TLC Launches Virtual Community Gatherings to Address Coronavirus Pandemic – Using this opportunity to provide a space of solace, political education, and resource sharing.TLC lanza reuniones de la comunidad virtual para abordar la pandemia de coronavirus - Aprovechando esta oportunidad para proporcionar un espacio de consuelo, educación política e intercambio de recursos.

What Trans Looks Like
The What Trans Looks Like COVID-19 Trans/Queer Relief Form is an effort to try and identify members of our Rainbow Family who are in need due to the COVID-19 epidemic and to identify resources available to those folks and then link the two together. People who need help and people who can offer help are asked to complete the form.El formulario Trans / Queer de COVID-19 es un esfuerzo para tratar de identificar a los miembros de nuestra familia Rainbow que están en necesidad debido a la epidemia de COVID-19 e identificar los recursos disponibles para esas personas y luego vincularlos . Las personas que necesitan ayuda y las personas que pueden ofrecer ayuda deben completar el formulario.
Seniors / Personas Mayores
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CostcoCostco is opening its doors for it's members that are 60 years and older every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.Costco abre sus puertas para sus miembros que tienen 60 años o más todos los martes y jueves de 8 A.M. a 9 A.M.
Dollar GeneralDollar General's senior store hours are designed to allow some of our most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that our stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. Los horarios de las tiendas para personas mayores de Dollar General están diseñados para permitir a algunos de nuestros vecinos más vulnerables la posibilidad de comprar durante la primera hora en que nuestras tiendas están abiertas para evitar períodos de compras más concurridos y más concurridos.

Greater Springfield Senior Services
Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. offers a wide range of services for people 60 years of age and older and for caregivers. Eligibility requirements vary.Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. ofrece una amplia gama de servicios para personas de 60 años de edad y mayores y para cuidadores. Los requisitos de elegibilidad varían.
Meals on WheelsThe "meals on wheels" program deliver well-balanced, lunchtime meals to homebound individuals who are at least 60 years. Various food options are available. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday. Suggested donation of $2.00 is appreciated to offset the cost of the meal.El programa "comidas sobre ruedas" ofrece comidas bien equilibradas a la hora del almuerzo a las personas que tienen al menos 60 años. También hay variedades de comida. Las comidas se entregan de lunes a viernes. Se agradece la donación sugerida de $2.00 para compensar el costo de la comida.
RiverMills CafeRiverMills Cafe will be offering take-out meals for dinner and weekend meals, prepared by the Senior Center staff, available for $2.00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Those who wish to purchase a meal should call the Senior Center at (413) 301-8125. RiverMills Cafe ofrecerá comidas para llevar para la cena y comidas para el fin de semana, preparadas por el personal del Centro para Mayores, disponibles por $ 2.00, Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes. Aquellos que deseen comprar una comida deben llamar al Centro para Mayores al (413) 301-8125.
Unemployment / El Desempleo
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Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Virtual Town HallsSign up for a town hall presentation on applying for unemployment assistance.Regístrese para una presentación del ayuntamiento sobre cómo solicitar asistencia por desempleo.

 Visite esta página de red en Español
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Compiled by Massachusetts Jobs with Justice for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Workers should apply for these funds regardless of immigration status. Please research, apply, and share. This is a work in progress! If you find new funds, please let us know! And please reach out if you would like to volunteer to help workers, particularly ones who are not fluent in English or need help with technology, jwj@massjwj.net.Compilado por Massachusetts Jobs with Justice para trabajadores afectados por la pandemia COVID-19. Los trabajadores deben solicitar estos fondos independientemente del estado de inmigración. Por favor, investigue, solicite y comparta. Este es un trabajo en progreso! Si encuentra nuevos fondos, ¡háganoslo saber! Y comuníquese si desea ser voluntario para ayudar a los trabajadores, especialmente a aquellos que no dominan el inglés o que necesitan ayuda con la tecnología, jwj@massjwj.net.
Mass.govFiling for unemployment in Massachusetts.

CLICK THIS LINK FOR  Massachusetts COVID-19 Unemployment Information 

CLICK THIS LINK FOR  COVID-19: Department of Unemployment Assistance Contact Request  
Solicitud de desempleo en Massachusetts.

HAGA CLIC EN ESTA PAGINA DE RED PARA  Massachusetts COVID-19 Información de Desempleo 

HAGA CLIC EN ESTA PAGINA DE RED PARA COVID-19:  Solicitud de contacto del Departamento de Asistencia de Desempleo  
Veterans/Veteranos
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Massachusetts Military Support Foundation The Western Mass Empowerment Center is located at 104 Ramah Circle South, in Agawam. To register with them you will need to bring your Military ID card, DD-124, or VA ID card. You can contact them at 413-301-8125. El Western Mass Empowerment Center está ubicado en 104 Ramah Circle South, en Agawam. Para registrarse con ellos, deberá traer su tarjeta de identificación militar, DD-124 o tarjeta de identificación VA. Puede contactarlos al 413-301-8125.
Project New HopeIf you are affiliated with the military, and fall into one of these categories; not working/getting limited income, running low/out of food, or times are just tough, please contact PNH’s Westfield office at (413) 315-3873.Si está afiliado a las fuerzas armadas y cae en una de estas categorías; no trabaja / obtiene ingresos limitados, se está quedando sin comida / los tiempos son difíciles, comuníquese con la oficina de Westfield de PNH al (413) 315-3873.
Educational Resources / Recursos Educativos
Coding / La Codificación
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code.orgCode.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. The vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.Code.org® es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a ampliar el acceso a la informática y aumentar la participación de mujeres y estudiantes de color con baja representación. La visión es que cada estudiante en cada escuela debería tener la oportunidad de aprender ciencias de la computación.
CodecademyCodecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.Codecademy es una plataforma interactiva que ofrece clases de codificación gratuitas en 12 lenguajes de programación diferentes, incluidos Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, Sass, HTML y CSS.
Languages / Aprender un Idioma
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Mango LanguagesUse your public library card to learn a new language.
Usa tu tarjeta de biblioteca pública para aprender un nuevo idioma.
MemriseMemrise is a language platform that uses spaced repetition of flashcards to increase the rate of learning. Memrise offers user-generated content on a wide range of other subjects. Memrise has courses in 16 languages and its combinations.Memrise es una plataforma de lenguaje que utiliza la repetición espaciada de tarjetas para aumentar la tasa de aprendizaje. Memrise ofrece contenido generado por el usuario en una amplia gama de otros temas. Memrise tiene cursos en 16 idiomas y sus combinaciones.
WeSpeakNYCWe Speak NYC videos tell the stories of New Yorkers who have come from all over the world to make New York City their home. The show helps English language learners improve their language skills, and learn about their rights.Hablamos NYC cuentan las historias de neoyorquinos que han venido de todo el mundo para hacer de la ciudad de Nueva York su hogar. El programa ayuda a los estudiantes de inglés a mejorar sus habilidades en el idioma, y aprender acerca de sus derechos.
Literature / La Literatura
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GoodreadsGoodreads is a social cataloging website that allows individuals to freely search its database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions, surveys, polls, blogs, and discussions. Goodreads es una página de red de catalogación social que permite a las personas buscar libremente en su base de datos de libros, anotaciones y reseñas. Los usuarios pueden registrarse y registrar libros para generar catálogos de bibliotecas y listas de lectura. También pueden crear sus propios grupos de sugerencias de libros, encuestas, encuestas, blogs y discusiones.
LibriVoxFree public domain audiobooks.Audiolibros gratuitos de dominio público.
Multimedia
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Big ThinkThe website is a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields.La página de red es una colección de entrevistas, presentaciones y mesas redondas con expertos de una amplia gama de campos.
Brain PumpLearn something new with random educational videos.Aprende algo nuevo con videos educativos aleatorios.
Crash CourseAt Crash Course, high quality educational videos are available to everyone for free. The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience. En Crash Course, los videos educativos de alta calidad están disponibles para todos de forma gratuita. El equipo de Crash Course ha producido más de 15 cursos hasta la fecha, y estos videos acompañan a las clases de nivel secundario y universitario que van desde las humanidades hasta las ciencias. Crash Course transforma el modelo de libro de texto tradicional presentando información en un formato acelerado, mejorando la experiencia de aprendizaje.
Day at Work VideosCurious what a Robotics Engineer does? Looking for information about the skills necessary to become a Superior Court Judge? Explore our Day at Work videos and learn from a variety of professionals - what they do, how they do it, and the path that took them there.¿Curioso qué hace un ingeniero de robótica? ¿Busca información sobre las habilidades necesarias para convertirse en Juez de la Corte Superior? Explore nuestros videos del Día en el Trabajo y aprenda de una variedad de profesionales: qué hacen, cómo lo hacen y el camino que los llevó hasta allí.
Ted-EdTedEd aims to spark and celebrate the ideas and knowledge-sharing of teachers and students around the world.TedEd tiene como objetivo despertar y celebrar las ideas y el intercambio de conocimientos de profesores y estudiantes de todo el mundo.
The Kennedy Center:
Interactive Media

Featured content and media for students of all ages.Contenido destacado y medios para estudiantes de todas las edades.
Online Education / Educación en Línea
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CourseraCoursera.org is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database. Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education and includes courses from many top universities, museums, and trusts.Coursera.org es una pagina de red que se asocia con universidades y organizaciones de todo el mundo. Esto trae una amplia variedad de temas y perspectivas a una base de datos de búsqueda. Coursera es una herramienta poderosa para la educación en línea gratuita e incluye cursos de muchas universidades, museos y fideicomisos de primer nivel.
Khan AcademyOffers free online courses in a wide variety of subjects. It offers the most content in math, but also has courses in science, economics, test prep, and more.Ofrece cursos en línea gratuitos en una amplia variedad de temas. Ofrece la mayor cantidad de contenido en matemáticas, pero también tiene cursos en ciencias, economía, preparación para exámenes y más.

MIT OpenCourseWare
Allows you to search for open courses around the world. It also provides news on the open courseware movement.Le permite buscar cursos abiertos en todo el mundo. También proporciona noticias sobre el movimiento de cursos abiertos.
Open CultureGet 1,500 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.Le permite buscar cursos abiertos en todo el mundo. También proporciona noticias sobre el movimiento de cursos abiertos.
Obtenga 1.500 cursos gratuitos en línea de las principales universidades del mundo: Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford y más. Puede descargar estos cursos de audio y video (a menudo desde iTunes, YouTube o sitios web de la universidad) directamente a su computadora o reproductor de mp3. Le esperan más de 45,000 horas de conferencias gratuitas de audio y video.
Open Education ConsortiumAllows you to search for open courses around the world. It also provides news on the open courseware movement.Le permite buscar cursos abiertos en todo el mundo. También proporciona noticias sobre el movimiento de cursos abiertos.
edXedX is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge.edX es un proveedor masivo de cursos en línea abierta. Alberga cursos en línea de nivel universitario en una amplia gama de disciplinas para un cuerpo estudiantil mundial, incluidos algunos cursos sin cargo.
Toolkits / Juego de Herramientas
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Learn to Earn ToolkitThe Learn to Earn Toolkit is a free resource for adults working to increase their employability skills – ideal for intermediate and advanced English language learners and beginning and intermediate adult basic education students.The Learn to Earn Toolkit es un recurso gratuito para adultos que trabajan para aumentar sus habilidades de empleabilidad, ideal para estudiantes de inglés intermedio y avanzado y estudiantes de educación básica para adultos principiantes e intermedios.
Reentry Education ToolkitThis toolkit provides guidance to educators to support a successful reentry system for formerly incarcerated youth and adults. It highlights the five critical components of an effective reentry system: program infrastructure, strategic partnerships, education services, transition processes, and sustainability.Este juego de herramientas proporciona orientación a los educadores para apoyar un sistema de reingreso exitoso para jóvenes y adultos anteriormente encarcelados. Destaca los cinco componentes críticos de un sistema de reentrada efectivo: infraestructura de programas, asociaciones estratégicas, servicios educativos, procesos de transición y sostenibilidad.
Entertainment Resources / Recursos de Entretenimiento
Do-It-Yourself Projects / Proyectos de Bricolaje
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diy.orgHuge library of hands-on projects, how-to videos, and an awesome kid community. TRY FOR FREE FOR 14 DAYS!Enorme biblioteca de proyectos prácticos, videos prácticos y una increíble comunidad infantil. ¡Prueba GRATIS DURANTE 14 DÍAS!
Instructables Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects.Instructables es una página de red especializada en proyectos de bricolaje creado y cargados por el usuario.
MakeZine ProjectsFrom electronics to crafts to robots with a side of drones, the Make: edit team picks the latest products, projects and tools to make you a better maker.Desde productos electrónicos hasta artesanías y robots con un lado de drones, el equipo Make: selecciona los últimos productos, proyectos y herramientas para hacerte un mejor creador.
Snapguide
DIY How to GuidesProyectos DIY
Free Software / Software Libre
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Audacity
Audacity is the best open-source audio editing software. It is stuffed up with features, accessibility, and plugins. It can record live audio, record your computer’s playback, convert tapes into mp3 and other formats, edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files and much more. It can also do other basic tasks such as effects, reduce noise, change pitch and tempo, isolate vocals, generate tones, etc.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
Audacity es el mejor software gratuito de edición de audio. Se ha rellenado con funciones, accesibilidad y complementos. Puede grabar audio en vivo, grabar la reproducción de su computadora, convertir cintas a mp3 y otros formatos, editar archivos de sonido WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 u Ogg Vorbis y mucho más. También puede realizar otras tareas básicas como efectos, reducir el ruido, cambiar el tono y el tempo, aislar voces, generar tonos, etc.

Plataformas: Windows, Mac, Linux
BlenderBlender is a free and open-source 3D creation suite. It includes the use of creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, and computer games. There’s 3D modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
Blender es una suite de creación 3D gratuita.
Incluye el uso de la creación de películas animadas, efectos visuales, arte, modelos impresos en 3D, gráficos en movimiento, aplicaciones 3D interactivas y juegos de computadora. Hay modelado 3D, aparejo, animación, simulación, renderizado, composición y seguimiento de movimiento, edición de video y canalización de animación 2D.

Plataformas: Windows, Mac, Linux

GIMP
Free alternative to Adobe Photoshop

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
Alternativa gratuita a Adobe Photoshop

Plataformas: Windows, Mac, Linux
KritaKrita is a professional free and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux
Krita es un programa de pintura profesional gratuito y de código abierto. Está hecho por artistas que desean ver herramientas de arte asequibles para todos.

Plataformas: Windows, Mac, Linux

LibreOffice
LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation.

Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux
LibreOffice es una suite ofimática gratuita y de código abierto, un proyecto de The Document Foundation.

Plataformas: Windows, Mac, Linux
Open Shot VideoOpen Shot Video Editor allows you to quickly slice your footage into multiple parts, and add as many tracks and effects as you want. You can even add audio as waveforms, and control the speed of your footage as well. To add more videos, all you have to do is simply drag and drop. Its user interface is really nice and intuitive.

Platform: Windows, Mac
Open Shot Video Editor le permite cortar rápidamente su metraje en varias partes y agregar tantas pistas y efectos como desee. Incluso puede agregar audio como formas de onda y controlar la velocidad de su metraje también. Para agregar más videos, todo lo que tiene que hacer es simplemente arrastrar y soltar. Su interfaz de usuario es realmente agradable e intuitiva.

Plataformas: Windows, Mac

Stream
Steam is not open-source but it is regarded as the ultimate online gaming platform, is an online community where you can easily search, install, and manage game collections for different OS platforms.

Platform: Windows, Mac
Steam no es de código abierto, pero se considera la mejor plataforma de juegos en línea, es una comunidad en línea donde puede buscar, instalar y administrar fácilmente colecciones de juegos para diferentes plataformas de sistema operativo.

Plataforma: Windows, Mac
StudioStudio is a LEGO-building software. It’s incredibly intuitive and will have you digitally constructing models from your wildest imaginings immediately.

Platform: Windows, Mac
Studio es un software de construcción de LEGO. Es increíblemente intuitivo y te hará construir digitalmente modelos a partir de tus imaginaciones más salvajes de inmediato.

Plataforma: Windows, Mac
Podcasts
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BBC PodcastsDiscover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.Descubra la historia mundial, la cultura y las ideas con los principales expertos de hoy.

StoryCorps
StoryCorps is an American non-profit organization whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. StoryCorps es una organización estadounidense sin fines de lucro cuya misión es registrar, preservar y compartir las historias de Americanos de todos los orígenes y creencias.
Recreational / Recreativo
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AllTrails
The largest collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence.La mayor colección de guías de senderos curadas a mano, para que pueda explorar el aire libre con confianza.
DarebeeFitness blueprints. No equipment necessary.Programas de fitness. No se necesidad equipo.
Fitness BlenderWorkout videos for every fitness level. Absolutely free.Vídeos de entrenamiento para cada nivel de ejercicio. Absolutamente gratis.
MyFitnessPalYour 10-Minute, no-equipment, total-body workout.
Rails to Trails Conservancy As the situation with Covid-19 rapidly evolves, RTC will be offering insights and information about ways to be physically active and well during this time of social distancing.A medida que la situación con Covid-19 evoluciona rápidamente, RTC ofrecerá ideas e información sobre formas de estar físicamente activo y bien durante este tiempo de distanciamiento social.
Springfield ParksThe city of Springfield boasts nineteen parks, thirteen pools, two swimming ponds and two public golf courses.La ciudad de Springfield cuenta con diecinueve parques, trece piscinas, dos estanques de natación y dos campos de golf públicos.
Additional Resources / Recursos Adicionales

* más recursos bibliotecarios 

  1. 11 Library Hacks for Riding Out the Coronavirus
  2. 150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners
  3. 413cares.org
  4. Check Your Census Return Rates
  5. findhelp.org
  6. State Resources Provided by State Senator Eric P. Lesser
  7. Ten Ways to Be Super-Productive While at Home with (Digital) Help From the Library

Online Educational and Entertainment Resources for Children and Families

Online Educational and Entertainment Resources for Children and Families. Recursos educativos y de entretenimiento en línea para niños y familias.

NOTE: If you need access to the internet to use these educational resources, Comcast is making Xfinity Wifi free for the next 60 days. Find more information here. 

NOTA: Si necesita acceso a Internet para usar estos recursos educativos, Comcast está haciendo que Xfinity Wifi sea gratuito durante los próximos 60 días. Haga clic aquí para más información.

Click this link to access our ebook, e-audiobook, and streaming music and movie services for free! Note: you must have a library card to use these resources.

Haga clic en este enlace para acceder a nuestro servicio de libros electrónicos, audiolibros electrónicos y transmisión de música y películas de forma gratuita. Nota: debe tener una tarjeta de biblioteca para usar estos recursos.

Click this link to get to our Homework Help resources! We have many resources that you can use at home. Some require a Springfield Library card while others are open to all. Check out our list to learn more!

¡Haga clic en este enlace para acceder a nuestros recursos de Ayuda con la tarea! Tenemos muchos recursos que puedes usar en casa. Algunos requieren una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Springfield, mientras que otros están abiertos a todos. ¡Mira nuestra lista para aprender más!

Online Classes and Educational Resources / Clases en línea y recursos educativos

Need a project during your child’s computer time? Try out some of these websites with activities for anyone in grades K to 12. You don’t need to be a computer whiz to play!
¿Necesita un proyecto durante el tiempo de computadora de su hijo? Pruebe algunos de estos sitios web con actividades para cualquier persona en los grados K ​​a 12.

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Code.orgLearn how to code for free! Try making your own games, apps, and computer drawings.¡Aprende a codificar gratis! Intenta hacer tus propios juegos, aplicaciones y dibujos de computadora. Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página para cambiar el idioma.
Khan AcademyKhan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.Khan Academy es una organización educativa sin fines de lucro creada para proporcionar "una educación gratuita de clase mundial para cualquier persona, en cualquier lugar". Khan Academy ofrece ejercicios de práctica, videos instructivos y un tablero de aprendizaje personalizado. Abordan matemáticas, ciencias, programación de computadoras, historia, historia del arte, economía y más. Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página para cambiar el idioma.
ScratchWith Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.Con Scratch, puede programar sus propias historias interactivas, juegos y animaciones, y compartir sus creaciones con otros en la comunidad en línea. Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página para cambiar el idioma.
Scholastic Learn at Home: Day by DayEven when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! -The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.Incluso cuando las escuelas están cerradas, puede seguir aprendiendo con estos viajes especiales curriculares. Cada día incluye cuatro experiencias de aprendizaje separadas, cada una construida alrededor de una historia o video emocionante y significativo. Los niños pueden hacerlos solos, con sus familias o con sus maestros. ¡Simplemente encuentre su nivel de grado y deje que comience el aprendizaje! -Los editores de las revistas Scholastic Classroom. Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página para ver en español.
List of Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions During School ClosingsCheck out this long list of online companies currently offering free subscriptions!¡Mira esta larga lista de compañías en línea que actualmente ofrecen suscripciones gratuitas! Ver esta página en español usando Google Translate.
Free Educational Kits and Downloads for FamiliesFree Educational Kits and Downloads for FamiliesRaddishkids.com is offering free activity guides, recipes, and more to support families unexpectedly at home.Raddishkids.com ofrece guías de actividades gratuitas, recetas y más para apoyar a las familias inesperadamente en casa. Ver esta página en español usando Google Translate.
The Kennedy Center: Interactive MediaFeatured content and media for students of all ages.Contenido destacado y medios para estudiantes de todas las edades. Ver esta página en español usando Google Translate.
PBS Learning MediaInspire students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.Inspire a los estudiantes con miles de recursos de enseñanza gratuitos que incluyen videos, planes de lecciones y juegos alineados con los estándares estatales y nacionales. Este sitio web está solo en inglés.
NeoK12Designated a “Great Site for Kids” by the American Library Association, this site provides educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K-12 students in various subject areas, such as science, math, health, social studies and English.Designado un "Gran Sitio para Niños" por la Asociación de Bibliotecas de los Estados Unidos, este sitio ofrece videos educativos, lecciones, cuestionarios y juegos educativos para estudiantes de K-12 en diversas áreas temáticas, como ciencias, matemáticas, salud, estudios sociales e inglés. Use Google Translate para ver esta página web en español.
The Kid Should See ThisThis blog aggregates interesting, kid-friendly videos focusing on science, art, technology, and more. The videos weren’t necessarily made for kids, but kids can get a lot out of them. That’s the premise of the site.Este blog agrega videos interesantes y amigables para los niños que se centran en ciencia, arte, tecnología y más. Los videos no fueron hechos necesariamente para niños, pero los niños pueden sacarles mucho provecho. Esa es la premisa del sitio. Use Google Translate para ver esta página web en español.

Educational Online Games:

Looking for librarian-approved education games? Check out some of these links below.

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Arts and Crafts Ideas for At Home

Get crafty at home to pass the time!

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  • #StoryMarch – The Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group dreamed up #StoryMarch as the Covid-19 pandemic took over the daily lives of everyone we know. As schools and offices close and people are stuck at home without their usual activities and diversions, we hope that #StoryMarch might be a fun way for all artists of every age to stretch themselves a little and have fun.
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator -Award-winning illustrator will be hosting free drawing webcasts every weekday at 2pm EST for at least the next few weeks.
  • Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems – Join Mo’s videostream at 1pm EST each day, and follow along while you doodle together! Mo Willems is the author of the Pigeon series, the Elephant and Piggie series, and many more.
  • Ben Clanton: Squiggles and Scribbles on FB Live -Ben Clanton: FB Live Author Visit March 18th at 11:00 a.m. PST and March 20th at 2:00 p.m. PST “Stuck at home? Want to draw with me and talk about waffles and mermicorns? I’m doing two FB LIVE sessions this week. Hope to see you then!”
  • Craft Ideas Using 3 Supplies or Less -Try out this craft idea list using supplies you may already have at home!
  • MakeZine Projects -From electronics to crafts to robots with a side of drones, the Make: edit team picks the latest products, projects and tools to make you a better maker.
  • Instructables -Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY maker creations.

Digital Storytime/Video Read-Alouds

Missing storytime? Check out these authors and storytellers online!

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  • Authors Everywhere – This is a Youtube Channel created and run by children’s book writers and illustrators. On this channel, you’ll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time.
  • Story Preservation Initiative – You’ll find a selection of audio stories from three master storytellers on the K-3 Storytelling Learning Lab, found at www.storypreservation.org To access click K-3 Learning Lab on blue banner. A one-time registration is required and then click on “storytellers” and listen and enjoy at no cost.
  • KidLit Tv – Explore and enjoy a collection of children’s authors and illustrators reading out loud.
  • Authors/Illustrators Sharing Resources – This is a library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring. You’ll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (shared with permission from publishers!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day.
  • HarperKids Storytime Read Alouds – We’re HarperCollins Children’s Books and we’re all about stories that young minds never forget. Whether for preschooler, tweens or teens, we’re home to the likes of Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis, Maurice Sendak, Beverly Cleary, Neil Gaiman, The Berenstain Bears, Fancy Nancy, Divergent series, The Selection series, Red Queen series and many more.
  • Story Time From Space – Astronauts from the International Space Station read children’s books in outer space for children on earth to listen to. They have science videos that compliment the books.
  • International Children’s Digital Library – ICDL is a nonprofit organization that provides access to the best children’s books of their culture, and cultures around the world regardless of where they live. There are over 4,000 titles in 59 languages to choose from that you can read to your children.
  • Phone-a-Story by Denver Public Library – Call 720-865-8500 and listen to stories, songs and rhymes in English, Spanish, Amharic and Vietnamese.
  • Physics Central Comic Books – PhysicsCentral, a web site run by The American Physical Society (an organization representing 48,000 physicists), has created a series of comic books designed to get kids excited about physics.

Songs, Rhymes, and Movement

Have little ones missing the library’s song times and playgroups? Check out these online resources here to sing and move together!

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  • Emily Arrow – YouTube – At Home with Emily Arrow Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. PST -“Singalong with me all week! And don’t worry, you can catch each show after if you miss it live.” Author Emily Arrow is an award-winning children’s songwriter with 10+ years of experience working with children in music education. Emily is also on Facebook Live – http://www.emilyarrow.com/
  • StoryBlocks – “Storyblocks is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.” Includes 9 languages.
  • Tell Me a Story by KCLS – The King County Library System has a HUGE collection of songs and rhymes to sing with little ones.
  • Miss Nina – Children’s Sing & Move Along Songs – Miss Nina has a mix of original songs, old classics, and popular children’s books read aloud and paired with music.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – To help with panic and anxiety try this YouTube channel which is “yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. “

Recommended Podcasts for Kids

Looking for a podcast to share with your children while you’re stuck at home? We’ve got recommendations for young children to middle schoolers.

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  • Kids Ask Authors podcast with Grace Lin – A podcast where kids ask authors their burning questions. Kids Ask Authors is aimed for elementary and middle school students.
  • Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest – (60 Days Free on Pinna.fm) A wildly enchanting original podcast series from Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of A TALE DARK AND GRIMM. Weaving in and out of a classroom full of witty grade-schoolers and a weird world full of curious creatures and mischievous foes, each episode features a Grimm fairy tale retold with a fresh and surprising flourish. Join in as the students anticipate plot twists and question the logic of these very Grimm tales.
  • Storytime Seedlings – Provided by the Santa Clara County Library District, this podcast features “books, fingerplays, rhymes, stories and songs for a screen-free storytime experience, anytime.”
  • Sesame Street Podcast – “Featuring the furry and loveable Muppets of Sesame Street. Sing songs with Elmo, Abby, Cookie Monster and Grover. Learn about friendship, patience and sharing with Bert and Ernie.”
  • Circle Round – “Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR’s Circle Round is a podcast that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10.”
  • Story Pirates – “Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater.” Great for older kids too.

Virtual Field Trip Ideas

Stuck at home? See the world with these virtual tours.

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Resources for Families During Coronavirus Closures

Links and information about resources for families during this period of Coronavirus closures and service changes.

Coronavirus Tips for Kids and Caregivers / Consejos sobre coronavirus para niños y cuidadores

Resource / recurso
InformationInformación
Helping Children Cope (Ready.gov)Information for caregivers on helping children copeInformación para cuidadores sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a sobrellevar.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (NPR)Comic that includes information from healthcare experts interviewed for an NPR story. Can also be printed and folded into a zine.Cómic que incluye información de expertos en salud entrevistados para una historia de NPR. También se puede imprimir y doblar como de revista.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (NCTSN)This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.Este recurso ayudará a los padres y cuidadores a pensar acerca de cómo un brote de enfermedad infecciosa podría afectar a su familia, tanto física como emocionalmente, y qué pueden hacer para ayudar a su familia a sobrellevarla.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (NASP/NASN)Guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses.Directrices de la Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares y la Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras Escolares.
Coronavirus Infographic and GameFree resources for teaching children about the Coronavirus and hygiene.Recursos gratuitos para enseñar a los niños sobre el coronavirus y la higiene.

Diaper Banks / Pañales

Libraries are not distributing diapers at this time. / Las bibliotecas no están distribuyendo pañales en este momento.

Resource / recurso
InformationInformación
Springfield WIC Offices (North and South)WIC will offer emergency diapers to WIC participants with a scheduled appointment.WIC ofrecerá pañales de emergencia a los participantes de WIC con una cita programada.
The Gray House Food Pantry (The Market)Located at 22 Sheldon Street in Springfield, the Market will be open Thursdays, 9 AM-12 PM; 2nd & 4th Friday of the month from 4 PM-6 PM with curbside food distribution (ID, proof of income and address needed-intake form to complete). Ubicado en 22 Sheldon Street en Springfield, el mercado estará abierto los jueves, de 9 AM a 12 PM; 2do y 4to viernes del mes de las 4 PM a 6 PM con distribución de alimentos en la acera (identificación, comprobante de ingresos y dirección para completar el formulario de admisión necesaria).
Square OneLocated at 1095 Main Street, Springfield will continue to offer emergency diapers to families. Families must email JKatalina@startatsquareone.org or message via the Square One Facebook page.Ubicada en 1095 Main Street, Springfield continuará ofreciendo pañales de emergencia a las familias. Las familias deben enviar un correo electrónico a JKatalina@startatsquareone.org o enviar un mensaje a través de la página de Facebook de Square One.
Open Pantry Community ServicesLocated at 2460 Main Street in Springfield will provide emergency diapers. They are open 9 AM-3 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Families can call (413) 737-5354 for more information.Ubicado en 2460 Main Street en Springfield proporcionará pañales de emergencia. Están abiertos de 9 AM a 3 PM los lunes, martes, miércoles y viernes. Las familias pueden llamar al (413) 737-5354 para más información.

School Information / Informacion de la Escuela

Resource / recursoInformationInformación
Springfield Public SchoolsSchools are currently scheduled to re-open on Monday, May 4th, 2020.Las escuelas están programadas para volver a abrir el lunes 4 de mayo.

Meals and Food / Comidas y comida

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InformationInformación
Meals for Students and FamiliesThe district's food service provider has set up meal centers at several locations during the closure.El proveedor de servicios de alimentos del distrito ha establecido centros de comidas en varios lugares durante el cierre de la escuela COVID-19.
Western Mass Food BankCheck their website for the latest information on mobile foodbank.Consulte su sitio web para obtener la información más reciente sobre el banco de alimentos móvil.
Mass Food DeliveryDelivers food throughout Massachusetts from Massachusetts farmers. Deliveries to Western Mass happen once a week.Entrega comida en todo Massachusetts de los agricultores de Massachusetts. Las entregas a Western Mass ocurren una vez por semana.
Open Pantry Community ServicesGroceries will be available for curbside pickup at Emergency Food Pantry at 2460 Main Street in Springfield. Open Hours are 11 AM- 2 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Families can call (413) 737-5353 for more information. Take-out meals at Loaves & Fishes locations (Lunch at 12pm, Dinner at 5pm except on Sundays lunch will be served at 1pm.) Los comestibles estarán disponibles para su recogida en la acera en Emergency Food Pantry en 2460 Main Street en Springfield. El horario de atención es de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m. los martes, miércoles y viernes. Las familias pueden llamar al (413) 737-5353 para más información. Comidas para llevar en los lugares de Loaves & Fishes (Almuerzo a las 12 p.m., Cena a las 5 p.m. excepto los domingos, el almuerzo se servirá a la 1 p.m.)
The Gray House Food Pantry (The Market)Located at 22 Sheldon Street in Springfield, the Market will be open Thursdays, 9 AM-12 PM; 2nd & 4th Friday of the month from 4 PM-6 PM with curbside food distribution (ID, proof of income and address needed-intake form to complete). Ubicado en 22 Sheldon Street en Springfield, el mercado estará abierto los jueves, de 9 AM a 12 PM; 2do y 4to viernes del mes de 4 PM a 6 PM con distribución de alimentos en la acera (identificación, comprobante de ingresos y dirección para completar el formulario de admisión necesaria).
The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Emergency Food PantryLocated at 3 Rutland Street in Springfield. Open on Thursdays from 6 –11 AM. Please contact (413) 746-3655 for more information.Ubicado en 3 Rutland Street en Springfield. Abierto los jueves de 6 a 11 de la mañana. Póngase en contacto con (413) 746-3655 para más información.
The Salvation Army Emergency Food PantryLocated at 170 Pearl Street in Springfield will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM-Noon. Please call (413) 733-1518 for more information. (ID, proof of income and address needed-intake form to complete). Ubicado en 170 Pearl Street en Springfield estará abierto los martes, miércoles y jueves de 9 AM a Mediodía. Por favor llame al (413) 733-1518 para más información. (Identificación, comprobante de ingresos y dirección del formulario de ingreso necesario para completar).
The Community Survival Center Food PantryLocated at 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard. The food pantry will be open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 AM –3 PM and Thursday 9 AM-4:30 PM. They serve Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard and Pine Point. Address, income, and other verifications needed.Please contact (413) 543-3930 for more information.Ubicado en 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard. La despensa de alimentos estará abierta los lunes, martes y viernes de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m. y los jueves de 9 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. Sirven a Ludlow, Wilbraham, Hampden, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard y Pine Point. Dirección, ingresos y otras verificaciones necesarias. Comuníquese con (413) 543-3930 para obtener más información.

Health Insurance / Seguro de salud

Resource / recurso
InformationInformación
MassHealth Coronavirus UpdatesWondering about your healthcare coverage through MassHealth and what it will mean through this pandemic? Check out more information here.¿Se pregunta sobre su cobertura de atención médica a través de MassHealth y qué significará a través de esta pandemia? Mira más información aquí.
MassHealth EnrollmentIn response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, an extended enrollment period is available through April 25, 2020 for qualified Massachusetts residents who are uninsured. You can enroll online, by phone, or by mail.En respuesta al brote de coronavirus (COVID-19), un período de inscripción extendido está disponible hasta el 25 de abril de 2020 para los residentes calificados de Massachusetts que no tienen seguro. Puede inscribirse en línea, por teléfono o por correo.

Parent Support / Apoyo de los padres

If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.
Si usted o un ser querido están en peligro inmediato, llame al 911 de inmediato.

Resource / recurso
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Parents Helping ParentsThe current national health emergency is causing many parents anxiety. Online Parent Support Groups, Parental stress line counselors are still there to listen to your concerns and problem-solve with you. 24-7, free and confidential. CALL: 800-632-8188La actual emergencia nacional de salud está causando ansiedad a muchos padres. Grupos de apoyo para padres en línea, consejeros de línea de estrés parental todavía están ahí para escuchar sus inquietudes y resolver problemas con usted. 24-7, gratis y confidencial. LLAMADA: 800-632-8188
The National Alliance on Mental Illness24/7 Crisis Textline. Text NAMI to 741741. For mental health resources that are no urgent, contact the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264Línea de texto de crisis 24/7. Envíe un mensaje de texto a NAMI al 741741. Para obtener recursos de salud mental que no son urgentes, comuníquese con la línea de ayuda de NAMI al 800-950-6264
National Suicide Prevention LifelineIf you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.Si usted o alguien que conoce está en crisis, ya sea que estén considerando suicidarse o no, llame a la línea gratuita Lifeline al 800-628-9454 para hablar con un asesor de crisis capacitado las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana.
National Domestic Violence HotlineFor anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call 1-800-799-7233, or if you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 222522. You are not alone.Para cualquier persona afectada por abuso y que necesite apoyo, llame al 1-800-799-7233 , o si no puede hablar de manera segura, puede iniciar sesion en thehotmline.org o enviar un mensaje de texto con "LOVEIS" al 22522. No esta solx.
National Sexual Assault HotlineCall all 800-656-HOPE (4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is aslo available online.Llame al 800.656.4673 para conectarse con un miembro del personal capacitado de un proveedor de servicios de agresión sexual en su área que ofrece acceso a una gama de servicios gratuitos. El soporte de chat de crisis también está disponible en línea.

Postpartum Support InternationalFor those pregnant or postpartum seeking support and not in crisis or an emergency, call 1-800-944-4773 or text (English) 503-864-9453 or (Spanish) 971-420-0294Para aquellas embarazadas o posparto que buscan apoyo y no están en crisis o en una emergencia, llame al 1-800-944-4773 o texto 971-420-0294.

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Applying for Unemployment BenefitsIf you are out of work or have had your hours cut back due to coronavirus closures, this is the link to apply for unemployment.Si no tiene trabajo o le han reducido sus horas debido al cierre de coronavirus, este es el enlace para solicitar el desempleo.
COVID-19 Guidance and DirectivesFrom Mass.gov, guidance and directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and other state agencies related to COVID-19.Desde Mass.gov, orientación y directivas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), el Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts (DPH) y otras agencias estatales relacionadas con COVID-19.

Library Services During Coronavirus Closure

Available services from Springfield City Library during the coronavirus closure.

Curbside Pickup  Begins June 8!

Click here for details.

How You Can Reach Us

At this time, all library locations have staff available for phone support, and you can still email us at Ask A Librarian for help.

Staff are available for phone and email support during the following times:

LocationPhoneHours
Central Library413-263-6828Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Brightwood Branch413-263-6805Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
East Forest Park Branch413-263-6836Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
East Springfield Branch413-263-6840Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
Forest Park Branch413-263-6843Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
Indian Orchard Branch413-263-6846Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
Library Express at Pine PointCall CL at 413-263-6828
Mason Square Branch413-263-6853Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm
Sixteen Acres Branch413-263-6858Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-3pm

Online Resources in our eLibrary 24/7

You can find a world of resources at your fingertips in our eLibrary! Ebooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Movies, TV, Music, Language learning, Newspapers – all available 24/7. Check it out, and call or email us with questions.

If for some reason your card doesn’t work for the eLibrary, please call us and we will do our best to solve the problem. Please note that some resources depend on having a card specifically from Springfield, and they indicate that in the description.

Our Dropboxes Are Now Open for Returns

  • Items are quarantined for 4 days before being checked in.
  • All late fees accrued during our closure will be waived.
  • We will happily extend your due dates – call us if you want to do that.

COVID-19 and Novel Coronavirus Resources

Reliable, trusted, up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus.

Looking for information about COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus? See below for links from reliable, trusted, up-to-date sources.

If you have additional suggestions or questions, you can call us at one of our library locations or send us a question online.

NEW 6/12/20:  City of Springfield Phased Reopening Plan

NEW 3/21/20: The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. The call is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential.

NEW 3/18/20: Mass.gov has collected resources from all the state websites with COVID-19 Guidance and Directives, including information for Health Care Professionals & Organizations, Education, Businesses & Employers, State and Local Government, Insurance, Caregivers, Transportation and Other Guidance.

NEW 3/16/20: Please check the City of Springfield website for the latest information on the City’s response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.

NEW 3/15/20: Baystate Health COVID-19 Updates and Guidance

NEW 3/11/20: The federal government has created an easy-to remember web address that will direct you to the latest information from the CDC: Coronavirus.gov

NEW 3/11/20: In the News: Coronavirus and “Alternative” Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, causes respiratory illness in people. It can spread from person to person through “respiratory droplets” that occur when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Symptoms range from mild to severe. Common symptoms that present 2-14 days after exposure include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency on January 30, 2020.

What is the novel coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. That virus, called the novel coronavirus, is also known as SARS-CoV-2.

Links to Important Resources

All the links below are being updated regularly. Please check back for the most current information on this developing situation.

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.

World Health Organization (WHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information. The WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the 2019-2020 outbreak of coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

Massachusetts Department of Health – The Massachusetts Department of Health’s page provides general and state-specific information.

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services – The City’s Department of Health’s page provides general and local information.

Springfield children clock over 500,000 summer reading minutes… so far

MassLive highlights Springfield kids’ summer reading totals so far – join our Summer Reading Club to contribute!

From the article at MassLive:

So far this summer, Springfield children have read 27,919 times at 20 minutes a session, amounting to 558,380 minutes of page-turning as part of the Springfield Reads to Build a Better World summer reading project. The results were announced at an assembly Tuesday at Central High School.

“We’re more than halfway there, and we have a few weeks left of the summer,” said Goren-Watts, a principal planner and manager of data, education and municipal technology at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “We need you all to keep reading, tell all your friends to keep reading.”

Springfield Reads to Build a Better World started in 2017. It is made up of 13 summer reading programs throughout the city along with the city’s summer schools.