Mitten Tree – December 1-31

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location. | All Ages

December 1-31 | During open hours | All library locations

Donated items will be distributed throughout Springfield in January. Thank you!

Mason Square: NEW! Spanish Movies

¡Únete con nosotros para ver películas para niños en español! | Familias


These events are for children, although family members of children are encouraged to attend!

Mason Square Branch
Monthly on 2nd Saturdays | 12:00 PM  | Families
January 5, February 2

Join us for children’s movies in Spanish! We will do some coloring pages, show a movie, and eat popcorn! Complimentary snacks and beverages.

Mensulmente cada segundo sábado | 12:00 PM | el sucursal de Mason Square | para familias

¡NUEVO! Películas en español ¡Únete con nosotros para ver películas para niños en español! ¡Haremos algunas páginas para colorear, mostraremos una película y comeremos palomitas de maíz!

Holiday Book and Bake Sale – Mason Square

The Mason Square Branch will host a used book sale and bake sale this December.

Mason Square Branch

Prices will be: $5 for a bag full of books, $1 for hardcovers, and $0.50 for paperbacks and kids’ books. Baked goods will be bagged and priced individually. Branch staff will serve hot cocoa for free on December 12th. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library, an organization which funds library events for all ages.

Hours:
Wednesday, December 12, from 3-5 PM
Thursday, December 13, from 1-8 PM
Friday, December 14, from 1-5 PM
Saturday, December 15, from 11 AM – 3 PM
Monday, December 17, from 1-5 PM
Tuesday, December 18, from 1-5 PM

Small Talk Springfield Parent Groups

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby’s development!

Sign up for Small Talk and participate in 13 FREE classes filled with learning, support and fun! Light refreshments and childcare are provided, and your child will receive a FREE book after each session.

About the classes: We’re providing a new program where you can learn how to help your baby’s brain grow through talk and play. Everything is free!

Benefits of Participating:

  • You will learn fun new ways to talk, read and play with your baby and receive feedback with an exciting new talk pedometer.
  • You will learn how these skills help your baby’s brain grow.
  • You will receive free baby supplies – and a chance to win gift cards!

Sign up if:

  •  Your child is 0-32 months old.
  • You have access to a cell phone.
  • Your schedule allows you to commit to attending the classes and completing the word counter recordings.

Join us!

We are always adding new sessions. Call to sign up or to ask questions.

Contact information:

Jean Canosa Albano
413-263-6828 x 291
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

Museum Passes

Check out our museum passes! Free or reduced admission to area Museums and Parks.

Zoo in Forest Park
293 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA

Passes available at all library locations – Check for availability in the catalog

Admits: 5 people, any age.  Pass must be presented with a valid photo ID at the entrance; children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. May not be combined with any coupons or other offers, or used during paid special events. Pass privileges include a 10% discount at the gift shop.

Note: The pass does not cover the parking fee to enter Forest Park.


Massachusetts Annual Parks Pass
Please check the list of parks available with the pass in the catalog description.

Passes available at the Central Library – Check for availability in the catalog

The pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle (excluding buses and 15-passenger vans) at over 50 day-use facilites in the State Parks system that charge a parking fee.


Mystic Aquarium and Ocean Exploration Center
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT
(860) 572-5955

Passes available at the Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, Forest Park, Indian Orchard Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch – Check for availability in the catalog

Pass valid for $5.00 off per person for up to four people. Good on general admission only. This offer cannot be copied or combined with any other offer. Pass cannot be used for special events and programs. Pass must be presented at time of admission. Pass may only be used once per day.
Open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours vary, please see the Aquarium’s website for hours.


USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston. MA
(617) 426-1812

Passes available at all library locations – Check for availability in the catalog

Admits: Free admission. Limited to parties of 9 or fewer – 1 pass per party.
“The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of ‘Old Ironsides’ and the people associated with her. The museum offers a variety of engaging activities, exhibits, and programs, including our interactive exhibit, All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812, where visitors can furl a sail, sleep in a hammock, and scrub the deck as they join Constitution’s crew in 1812!”
“This year [2015] is particularly exciting as restoration work is planned for USS Constitution. The ship is scheduled to enter dry dock in May right outside the museum’s front door. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to see the ship from a completely new perspective. We’re celebrating with a new exhibit about the ship’s construction – Forest to Frigate – opening this summer.”


Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA
(413) 322-5660

Passes available at the Central Library, East Forest Park Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch – Check for availability in the catalog

Wistariahurst Museum offers docent-led tours of the house during regular operating hours with open hours every Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 12 and 4 p.m. Gardens and grounds open daily until dusk.

Hours vary according to season. Contact museum for hours.

Pass admits two adults. Valid for admission to one house tour OR one lecture, workshop, or concert (Reservations required for lecture, workshop, or concert admissions). Library Pass not valid for admission to fundraising events and select partner events, including the Nutcracker.

 

FYISpringfield Residents always have free general admission to the Springfield Museums. Five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden are located right downtown next to the Central Library.

Come Explore!

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA
(413) 263 – 6800

Free general admission for Springfield Residents during regular museum hours with valid ID. Visitors ages 3-17 accompanied by a non-Springfield resident adult must present a Springfield school ID.