Online Educational and Entertainment Resources for Children and Families

Online education and entertainment resources for children and families for during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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. 

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.

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!

Online Classes and Educational Resources

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!

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  • Code.org – Learn how to code for free! Try making your own games, apps, and computer drawings.
  • Khan Academy – Khan 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.
  • Scratch – With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Day by Day – Even 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.
  • List of Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions During School Closings – Check out this long list of online companies currently offering free subscriptions!
  • Free Educational Kits and Downloads for Families -Raddishkids.com is offering free activity guides, recipes, and more to support families unexpectedly at home.
  • The Kennedy Center: Interactive Media – Featured content and media for students of all ages.
  • PBS Learning Media -Inspire students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.
  • NeoK12 -Designated 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.
  • The Kid Should See This -This 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.
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
Diaper Banks

Libraries are not distributing diapers at this time.

  • Springfield WIC Offices (North and South)
    WIC will offer emergency diapers to WIC participants with a scheduled appointment.
  • 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 (ID, proof of income and address needed-intake form to complete). Please contact (413) 734-6696 for more information.
  • The Family Resource Center
    Located at 18 Gaucher Street, Springfield will provide emergency diapers. They are open Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM. Please contact (413) 733-7699 for more information.
  • The Square One Family Center
    Located at 1095 Main Street, Springfield will continue to offer emergency diapers to families. They are open Monday –Friday 9 AM-5 PM. Families must call ahead: (413) 732-5183
  • Open Pantry Community Services
    Located 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.
School Information:
  • Springfield Public Schools – Schools will now be closed until Monday, April 6th per an order by Governor Charlie Baker made Sunday, March 15th. Schools are now scheduled to  re-open on Monday, May 4th, 2020. 
  • Tenga en cuenta que durante una conferencia de prensa esta tarde, el gobernador Charlie Baker extendió el cierre de la escuela hasta el 4 de mayo. Nuevamente, las escuelas AHORA están programadas para volver a abrir el lunes 4 de mayo. Se compartirá más información a medida que esté disponible.
Meals
  • MEALS FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES – The district’s food service provider Sodexo will set up meal centers at several locations during the closure. Most up-to-date details here: https://www.springfieldpublicschools.com/news/News/food_when_school_is_out
    El proveedor de servicios de alimentos del distrito, Sodexo, ha establecido centros de comidas en varios lugares durante el cierre de la escuela COVID-19.
  • Western Mass Food Bank Statement on Services during Covid 19 emergency – check their website for the latest.
  • Mass Food Delivery – Delivers food throughout Massachusetts from Massachusetts farmers. Deliveries to Western Mass happen once a week.
  • Open Pantry Community Services – Groceries will be provided at the Emergency Food Pantry at 2460 Main Street in Springfield will be open 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.)

    • Monday – South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
    • Tuesday – South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
    • Wednesday – Christchurch Cathedral, 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield
    • Thursday – South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
    • Friday – South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
    • Saturday – South Congregational Church, 45 Maple Street, Springfield
    • Sunday  – Seventh Day Adventist Church, 797 State Street, Springfield
  • The Gray House Food Pantry (The Market) – The Market at 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) 734-6696 for more information.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Emergency Food Pantry  – Located at 3 Rutland Street in Springfield. Open on Thursdays from 6 –11 AM. Please contact (413) 746-3655 for more information
  • The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry – Located 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.
  • The Community Survival Center Food Pantry – Located 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.
Health Insurance
  • MassHealth Coronavirus Updates – Wondering about your healthcare coverage through MassHealth and what it will mean through this pandemic? Check out more information here.
  • MassHealth Enrollment – In 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.
Parent Support

If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

  • Parents Helping Parents – The 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: 800-632-8188
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a 24/7 Crisis Textline. Text NAMI to 741741. For mental health resources that are no urgent, contact the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-6264
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If 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.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Please call 800-799-SAFE (7233) to speak with a trained expert advocate. They are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.3/17/2020
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Please 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.
  • Postpartum Support International:For 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) 971-420-0294
Employment
  • Applying for Unemployment Benefits – If you are out of work or have had your hours cut back due to coronavirus closures, this is the link to apply for unemployment.
  • COVID-19 Guidance and Directives – From 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.

Library Services During Coronavirus Closure

Available services from Springfield City Library during the coronavirus closure.

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

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.

Hang On To Your Checked Out Items for Now

  • Late fees accrued during our closure will be waived.
  • Our book drops are closed – please don’t worry about going out just to return books. We can’t take them back at this time.
  • We will happily extend your due dates – call us if you want to do that now, but it’s also okay to just wait until we re-open.
  • We are committed to making sure no one is penalized for late items during this time!

Book List – YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

The official titles of YALSA’s 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list have been announced. | Teens

The official titles of YALSA’s 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list have been announced.

The list consists of 103 titles selected from 178 official nominations – view the full list here.

The YALSA blogging team chose the following titles as its top ten – click the title to put on hold and pick up at a library near you!

TOP  TEN

Bloom. By Kevin Panetta. Art by Savanna Ganucheau. A recent high school graduate, Ari, works in his family-owned bakery and plays in an indie band with 4 of his best friends in a small coastal town. When an accident occurs at the bakery, Ari has to rethink what he wants to do with his life and what will bring him happiness.

Cosmoknights: Book One. By Hanna Templer. Art by the author. Pan lives a very ordinary world on a planet called Verdian. She spends most of her time working in her father’s shop and hanging out with her friend, Tara, who is a princess. But when Tara’s life takes a very different turn, Pan gets a chance to bring down an archaic medieval-type jousting tradition.

I Was Their American Dream: a Graphic Memoir. By Malaka Gharib. Art by the author. Malaka tells her story of being Filipino, Egyptian and American growing up in Cerritos, California. She details her life of being the “perfect Filipino kid” during the year with her mom while also trying to navigate the customs of her father’s home in Egypt during the summer.

Kiss Number 8. By Colleen AF Venable. Art by Ellen T. Crenshaw. The first seven kisses 16-year-old Amanda has experienced were less than exceptional. But after finding out that her father, her ultimate best friend, is keeping a secret from her, and realizing she may have a crush on Cat, her best friend from her conservative Catholic school, everything in Amanda’s life starts to shift. Which leads to her 8th kiss—the one that changes everything.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me. By Mariko Tamaki. Art by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. Laura Dean has broken up with Freddy three times. Laura Dean keeps coming back and Freddy keeps taking her back despite Laura Dean’s blatant cheating. After visiting a medium, Freddy finds herself questioning whether or not Laura Dean can be monogamous and how she can get on with her life without Laura Dean.

The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom. By David F. Walker. Art by Damon Smyth, Marissa Louise. The story of Frederick Douglass from his birth into slavery to his celebration by dignitaries is brought to readers in this spectacular graphic novel.

Pumpkinheads. By Rainbow Rowell. Art by Faith Erin Hicks. On their final night of work at DeKnock’s Pumpkin Patch, high school seniors and “Patch” friends Josiah and Deja decide to make their final shift an adventurous one as they explore the park’s many sights and tasty treats in search of the Fudge Girl, Josiah’s long-time, unrequited crush.

Simon & Louise. By Max de Radiguès. Art by the author. The school year is over and it’s time for Louise to leave on her family vacation for two months, leaving boyfriend Simon on his own. Within a day, Louise has changed her Facebook status to “single” and Simon has no idea why. Louise tells him her Dad forbids the relationship, but Simon refuses to accept that and leaves home to hitchhike to the beach town to win Louise back.

They Called Us Enemy. By George Takei and Justin Eisinger. Art by Harmony Becker. Before he was Sulu on the starship Enterprise, boldly going where no one has gone before, actor George Takei was a little boy struggling to understand why his family was packing up and going to live in a horse stable. Readers see history in a clear, concise, compelling context and follow Takei on his journey from childhood ignorance to righteous teenage anger and finally to a life of dedicated activism.

Witch Hat Atelier. By Kamome Shirahama. Art by the author. Coco dreams of being a magician. In her world, the only way to learn magic is to already be a witch and Coco is not. One day a band of traveling witches comes to town, and Coco meets the enigmatic Qifrey. Her world is turned upside down when she accidentally performs a spell that traps her mother in stone. To rescue her, she must leave with Qifrey and become his magical apprentice in a land far from home.

Forest Park Branch: “Gun violence, equality: The raw concerns of Springfield’s youth” (WWLP)

Outside the Forest Park Library are dozens of lawn signs with the raw concerns of Springfield’s youth.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – They can’t vote yet, but Springfield’s youth has a good handle on what issues face their community and their country.

Outside the Forest Park Library are dozens of lawn signs that look like the ones you typically see during election season. If you look closer, however, you’ll see the raw concerns of Springfield’s youth: gun violence, racism, and sexual harassment.

The project was spearheaded by Forest Park Library’s supervisor Alex Remy and allowed Springfield middle and high schoolers to fill in what they wanted ‘Freedom From’ and ‘Freedom For.’ It was inspired by a similar project at Waltham Public Library.

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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 February 2020
ArtistTitleGenreDate
BTSMap Of The Soul: 7Pop/Rock2/21/2020
Daniel LopatinUncut Gems Original Motion Picture ScoreSoundtracks12/13/2019
EminemMusic To Be Murdered ByRap/Hip-Hop1/31/2020
Greg DulliRandom DesirePop/Rock2/21/2020
GrimesMiss AnthropocenePop/Rock2/21/2020
Lewis CapaldiDivinely Uninspired To A Hellish ExtentPop/Rock11/22/2019
Lisa LoebSimple Trick To Happiness, APop/Rock2/7/2020
Mac MillerCirclesRap/Hip-Hop3/6/2020
Mandy MooreSilver LandingsPop/Rock3/6/2020
Miles DavisMusic From And Inspired By Birth Of The Cool SoundtrackSoundtracks2/21/2020
MobyAll Visible ObjectsPop/Rock3/6/2020
Nathaniel RateliffAnd It'S Still AlrightPop/Rock2/14/2020
Ozzy OsbourneOrdinary ManPop/Rock2/21/2020
Randy NewmanMarriage Story Original ScoreSoundtracks12/13/2019
Real EstateMain Thing, ThePop/Rock2/28/2020
Various ArtistsApollo Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, TheSoundtracks12/20/2019
Various ArtistsSound Of Music, The: Original Broadway Cast RecordingSoundtracks12/6/2019
Music January 2020
ArtistTitleGenreDate
Andrew Lloyd WebberCats: Highlights From The Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks12/20/2019
Breaking BenjaminAuroraPop/Rock1/24/2020
Casting CrownsVoice Of Truth: The Ultimate CollectionReligious11/1/2019
Daniel CaesarCase Study 01R&B12/13/2019
EchosmithLonely GenerationPop/Rock1/10/2020
Fall Out BoyBelievers Never Die Volume 2Pop/Rock11/15/2019
Green DayFather Of AllPop/Rock2/7/2020
HalseyManicPop/Rock1/17/2020
Huey Lewis & The NewsWeatherPop/Rock2/14/2020
Jason Aldean9Country11/22/2019
John WilliamsStar Wars The Rise Of SkywalkerSoundtracks12/20/2019
Kevin GatesI'm HimRap/Hip-Hop11/8/2019
La RouxSupervisionPop/Rock2/7/2020
Little Big TownNightfallCountry1/17/2020
Mary J. BligeHerstory Vol. 1R&B12/6/2019
Meghan TrainorTreat MyselfPop/Rock1/31/2020
Pet Shop BoysHotspotPop/Rock1/24/2020
Pink FloydLater Years 1987-2019, ThePop/Rock11/29/2019
PitbullLibertad 548Latin12/6/2019
Renee ZellwegerJudy Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks12/6/2019
Richard MarxLimitlessPop/Rock2/7/2020
Rod Stewart & The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraYou're In My HeartPop/Rock11/22/2019
RussShake The Snow GlobeRap/Hip-Hop1/31/2020
Stone Temple PilotsPerdidaPop/Rock2/7/2020
Terence BlanchardHarriet Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks11/1/2019
Theory of a DeadmanSay NothingPop/Rock1/31/2020
Trippie ReddLove Letter To You 4, ARap/Hip-Hop11/22/2019
Various ArtistsImagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday ConcertPop/Rock1/18/2019
Various ArtistsMotherless Brooklyn Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks10/25/2019
William Patrick CorganCotillionsPop/Rock1/31/2020
XXXTENTACIONBad Vibes ForeverRap/Hip-Hop12/6/2019
YBN CordaeLost Boy, TheRap/Hip-Hop11/22/2019
Music December 2019
ArtistTitleGenreDate
PentatonixBest Of Pentatonix Christmas, TheHoliday10/25/2019
Blake SheltonFully Loaded: God's CountryCountry12/13/2019
Harry StylesFine LinePop/Rock12/13/2019
KeshaHigh RoadPop/Rock1/10/2020
Juliana HatfieldJuliana Hatfield Sings The PolicePop/Rock11/15/2019
JacqueesKing Of R&BR&B12/20/2019
Camila CabelloRomancePop/Rock12/6/2019
Selena GomezSG2Pop/Rock1/10/2020
Gucci ManeWoptober IIRap/Hip-Hop11/15/2019
Music November 2019
ArtistTitleGenreDate
Alter BridgeWalk The SkyPop/Rock10/18/2019
BabymetalMetal GalaxyPop/Rock10/11/2019
BeckHyperspacePop/Rock11/22/2019
Bee GeesUltimate Bee Gees, ThePop/Rock2/10/2017
Brantley GilbertFire & BrimstoneCountry10/4/2019
Brittany HowardJaimePop/Rock9/20/2019
Celine DionCouragePop/Rock11/15/2019
Cold War KidsNew Age Norms 1Pop/Rock11/1/2019
ColdplayEveryday LifePop/Rock11/22/2019
Harry NilssonLosst And FounndPop/Rock11/22/2019
Hildur GuonadottirJoker: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks10/2/2019
Jeff Lynne's ELOFrom Out Of NowherePop/Rock11/1/2019
Jimmy Eat WorldSurvivingPop/Rock10/18/2019
John LunnDownton Abbey Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtracks9/20/2019
Jon PardiHeartache MedicationCountry9/27/2019
Lady AntebellumOceanCountry11/15/2019
Leonard CohenThanks For The DancePop/Rock11/22/2019
Lil TeccaWe Love You TeccaRap/Hip-Hop12/6/2019
Luke CombsWhat You See Is What You GetCountry11/8/2019
Miranda LambertWildcardCountry11/1/2019
Summer WalkerOver ItR&B11/15/2019
SuperMSupermPop/Rock10/4/2019
Van MorrisonThree Chords And The TruthPop/Rock10/25/2019
Various Artists2019 Grammy NomineesPop/Rock1/25/2019
Music October 2019
ArtistTitleGenreDate
Atlantic StarrUltimate Collection: Atlantic StarrR&B9/26/00
Benny GoodmanLive At Carnegie Hall 1938 Jazz ConcertJazz11/2/99
Cars, TheMoving In Stereo: The Best Of The CarsPop/Rock5/6/16
Eddie MoneyComplete Hits And More!, ThePop/Rock10/7/16
Hootie & The BlowfishImperfect CirclePop/Rock11/1/19
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer OrchestraI Shouldn'T Be Telling You ThisJazz11/1/19
Melanie MartinezK-12Pop/Rock9/6/19
Neil Young & Crazy HorseColoradoPop/Rock10/25/19
Peter Green Splinter GroupVery Best Of Peter Green's Splinter Group, ThePop/Rock5/10/19
Ray CharlesAnthologyBlues3/10/17
Various Artists100 Hits: The Best Country AlbumCountry5/10/19
Various Artists100 Hits: The Best Disco AlbumPop/Rock5/10/19
Who, TheWhoPop/Rock11/22/19
Wilder WoodsWilder WoodsPop/Rock8/9/19
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.