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The Children’s collections housed in each branch of the Springfield City Library are geared for babies through age twelve, as well as their parents and caregivers. People of all ages are welcome to use the children’s collections, but use of the children’s spaces is reserved for children with their parents or caregivers. (Children age 8 and up may use the library on their own.) Computers are available for use by children in each of our branch locations.

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News


Family Roots In Old Neighborhood Bring Gift To New Library (WAMC)

In recognition of the gift, the library named the children’s reading room in honor of William and Patricia White. This brings the $2 million campaign up to $1.6 million.

Brightwood Library in Springfield offering up 20 books for youngsters to read during Hispanic Heritage Month (Masslive)

Connecting with culture can be done through food and music and family traditions, but it can also be done through literature.

Central Library Building Reopens; All 9 Springfield City Library Locations Resume Regular Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, September 7th 2021, the Central Library will open its doors to the community after 17 long months. Branch libraries will also resume operating full schedules on that date.

2021 School Summer Reading Lists

2021 Springfield, Massachusetts area school summer reading lists.

Reopening News

Springfield City Library branches reopen for limited hours starting July 6. Click for more details.

Children’s Programs


Make a Cookie Day Treat Holder

Make A Treat Holder – December 22

Make a paper treat holder for Cookie Day! | Children and Families

Playgroup

Home City Families: Playgroup

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children

Gross Motor Playgroup

Home City Families: Gross Motor Playgroup

We invite you along with your child for a fun filled hour of gross motor fun to develop physical abilities. | Children

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December Crafts and Take & Makes for Kids

Crafts and activities for kids at the library in December! | Children

Snowflake and Pomander Crafts – December 18

Celebrate the winter season by creating either a sparkly snowflake or an orange and clove pomander. | Children and Teens

Taste Test Tuesdays

Come sample new snacks every Tuesday at the Forest Park library! | Children and Teens

Classical Music Recital

Classical Music Performed by Boris & Sofya – December 4

Enjoy a wonderful classical music concert with cello and piano. | All Ages

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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves accepted for the mitten tree at all library locations. | All Ages