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.

 

Music on Order

Check out the new music on order for the Springfield City Library. Place your hold now!


If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.

Music September 2019
ArtistTitleGenreDate
Beatles, TheAbbey Road: The Anniversary EditionsPop/Rock9/27/19
Beatles, TheSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandPop/Rock5/26/17
Hot TunaLive At New Orleans House Berkeley, CA 9/69Pop/Rock12/4/12
Lionel RichieHello From Las VegasR&B8/16/19
Michael RiesmanPhilip Glass Soundtracks Vol. IISoundtracks6/7/19
MidlandLet It RollCountry8/23/19
Philip GlassGlass: Samurai Marathon Original ScoreSoundtracks9/20/19
Post MaloneHollywood's BleedingRap/HipHop9/6/19
Third Eye BlindScreamerPop/Rock10/18/19
Trippie ReddExclamation PointRap/HipHop10/11/19
Various ArtistsCountry Music: A Film By Ken Burns SoundtrackCountry9/13/19
Various ArtistsQuality Control: Control The Streets Volume 2Rap/HipHop9/20/19
Various ArtistsYankee Doodle Dandy! Studio Cast RecordingSoundtracks9/6/19
WilcoOde To JoyPop/Rock10/4/19
Music August 2019
Artist GenreDate
Andy GrammerNaïvePop/Rock7/26/19
AviciiTimPop/Rock6/7/19
BTSBTS World Original SoundtrackPop/Rock8/2/19
Calexico & Iron and WineYears To BurnPop/Rock6/14/19
Chris BrownIndigoR&B6/28/19
Chris Robinson BrotherhoodServants Of The SunPop/Rock6/14/19
Collective SoulBloodPop/Rock6/21/19
Ed SheeranNo. 6 Collaborations ProjectPop/Rock7/12/19
Elton John & Taron EgertonRocketman (Music From The Motion Picture)Soundtracks5/31/19
Frank TurnerNo Man's LandPop/Rock8/16/19
Jonas BrothersHappiness BeginsPop/Rock6/7/19
Killswitch EngageAtonementPop/Rock8/16/19
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardInfest The Rats' NestPop/Rock8/16/19
LizzoCuz I Love YouR&B5/24/19
Machine Gun KellyHotel DiabloRap/Hip-Hop8/16/19
New Order & Liam Gillick(No,12K,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes..Pop/Rock7/12/19
Of Monsters and MenFever DreamPop/Rock7/26/19
Peter Frampton BandAll BluesBlues6/7/19
SkilletVictoriousPop/Rock8/2/19
Sleater-KinneyCenter Won'T Hold, ThePop/Rock8/16/19
SlipknotWe Are Not Your KindPop/Rock8/9/19
SoundgardenSoundgarden Live From The Artists DenPop/Rock7/26/19
Sugar RayLittle YachtyPop/Rock7/26/19
Taylor SwiftLoverPop/Rock8/23/19
The Allman Betts BandDown To The RiverPop/Rock6/28/19
Thom YorkeAnimaPop/Rock7/19/19
Ty SegallFirst TastePop/Rock8/2/19
Various ArtistsAladdin SoundtrackSoundtracks5/24/19
Various ArtistsNow That's What I Call Hits & Remixes 2019Pop/Rock5/3/19
Violent FemmesHotel Last ResortPop/Rock7/26/19
Music July 2019
ArtistTitleGenre
BastilleDoom DaysPop/Rock
Bruce SpringsteenWestern StarsPop/Rock
Dionne WarwickShe's BackR&B
DJ KhaledFather Of AsahdRap/hip-hop
Gloria GaynorTestimonyGospel
Mac DemarcoHere Comes The CowboyPop/Rock
MadonnaMadame XPop/Rock
Mark RonsonLate Night Feelings Pop/Rock
Neil Young & The Stray GatorsTuscaloosaPop/Rock
NewsboysUnitedChristian
PrinceOriginalsPop/Rock
SantanaAfrica SpeaksPop/Rock
Schoolboy QCrash Talk Rap/Hip-Hop
The Black KeysLet's RockPop/Rock
The RaconteursHelp Us StrangerPop/Rock
WhitesnakeFlesh & BloodPop/Rock
Willie NelsonRide Me Back HomeCountry
X AmbassadorsOrionPop/Rock
Music March 2019
ARTISTTITLEGENREDATE
Billie EilishWHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?Pop/Rock3/29/19
Chaka KhanHELLO HAPPINESSR&B2/15/19
DrakeSO FAR GONERap/hip-hop3/8/19
Dua LipaDUA LIPAPop/Rock6/2/17
George StraitHONKY TONK TIME MACHINECountry3/29/19
HozierWASTELAND, BABY!Pop/Rock3/1/19
JusticeWOMAN WORLDWIDE (SACD HYBRID)Pop/Rock8/24/18
Kris BowersGREEN BOOK ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORESoundtrack12/7/18
L.A. GunsDEVIL YOU KNOW, THEPop/Rock3/29/19
Luis FonsiVIDALatin2/1/19
Maren MorrisGIRLCountry3/8/19
Max RichterMARY QUEEN OF SCOTS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORESoundtrack12/7/18
Motley CrueDIRT SOUNDTRACK, THEPop/Rock3/22/19
Nicholas BritellIF BEALE STREET COULD TALK ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORESoundtrack3/8/19
Sara BareillesAMIDST THE CHAOSPop/Rock4/5/19
The Chemical BrothersNO GEOGRAPHYElectronic4/12/19
The CranberriesIN THE ENDPop/Rock4/26/19
The O'JaysLAST WORD, THER&B4/19/19
Wayne ShorterEMANONJazz8/24/18
Music February 2019
Artist TitleGenreDate
21 SavageI AM > I WASRap/Hip-Hop12/11/18
American AuthorsSEASONSPop/Rock2/1/19
Ariana GrandeTHANK U, NEXT Pop/Rock2/8/19
Cardi BINVASION OF PRIVACYRap/Hip-Hop2/22/19
Cody JohnsonAIN'T NOTHIN' TO ITCountry1/18/19
DidoSTILL ON MY MINDPop/Rock3/8/19
Dream TheaterDISTANCE OVER TIMEPop/Rock2/22/19
Flight of the ConchordsLIVE IN LONDONPop/Rock3/8/19
Florida Georgia LineCAN'T SAY I AIN'T COUNTRYCountry2/15/19
FutureFUTURE HNDRXX PRESENTS: THE WIZRDRap/Hip-Hop2/22/19
H.E.R.H.E.R.R&B2/8/19
HozierWASTELAND, BABY!Pop/Rock3/1/19
Juliana HatfieldWEIRDPop/Rock1/8/19
Lil Baby STREET GOSSIPRap/Hip-Hop1/25/19
Meat PuppetsDUSTY NOTESPop/Rock3/8/19
QueensrycheVERDICT, THEPop/Rock3/1/19
Steve Earle & The DukesGUYCountry3/29/19
Steve HackettAT THE EDGE OF LIGHTPop/Rock1/25/19
Tedeschi Trucks BandSIGNSPop/Rock2/15/19
Ty Segall & Freedom BandDEFORMING LOBES LIVEPop/Rock3/29/19
WeezerWEEZER (BLACK ALBUM)Pop/Rock3/1/19
Music January 2019
ArtistTitleGenreDate
Alessia CaraPAINS OF GROWING, THER&B11/30/18
Avril LavigneHEAD ABOVE WATERPop/Rock2/5/19
Backstreet BoysDNAPop/Rock1/25/19
Charles Jenkins & Fellowship ChicagoANY GIVEN SUNDAYReligious1/4/00
Ice Cube CORRUPTRap/Hip-Hop12/7/18
Joe JacksonFOOLPop/Rock1/18/19
Jon BellionGLORY SOUND PREPPop/Rock11/30/18
Jungle FireJAMBULatin2/3/17
KeuningPRISMISMPop/Rock1/25/19
Lupe FiascoDROGAS WAVERap/Hip-Hop10/12/18
Meek MillCHAMPIONSHIPSRap/Hip-Hop12/1/18
Nat King Cole CHRISTMAS SONG, THEHoliday9/21/18
Papa RoachWHO DO YOU TRUST?Pop/Rock1/18/19
Rupert Gregson-WilliamsAQUAMAN ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORESoundtrack12/14/18
SellingON REFLECTIONElectronic12/14/18
The DecemberistsTRAVELING ONPop/Rock12/14/18
The LemonheadsVARSHONS 2Pop/Rock2/8/19
Troy SneedTAKING IT BACKReligious10/6/17
Various ArtistsCHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! SOUNDTRACK, ASoundtrack12/14/18
Various Artists SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE SOUNDTRACKSoundtrack12/14/18
XXXTENTACIONSKINSRap/Hip-Hop12/7/18
Zayn Malik ICARUS FALLSPop/Rock12/21/18

Teens: Read off your fines!

Teens with overdue fines on their library cards can reduce or eliminate them by reading books, comics, magazines – whatever they enjoy.

Simply sign in at a reference desk at your local Springfield City Library branch and get comfortable nearby, and $2 of your Springfield City Library fines will be eliminated for each half hour you read, up to an hour and a half each day.

For ages 12-19 only. Bills for lost or damaged items are not covered by this special program.