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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


Magical Moments wih Ed Popielarczyk

Magical Moments with Ed Popielarczyk

Celebrate National Library Card Month with this special outdoor performance with local magician, Ed Popielarczyk. | All Ages

If You Give A Mouse A Library Card

If You Give a Mouse A Library Card

Stop by the library and have your photo taken with Mouse, and find out how you can get your very own library card. | All Ages

Book in a Jar Contest

Book in a Jar Contest

Guess the book title from the jar of book confetti for a chance to win a prize. | All Ages

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Join a scavenger hunt and search the Children’s Room for clues. When you finish, get a prize! | Children

Circle Time Fun at Sixteen Acres

Join us outdoors for songs, rhymes and a story or two. A great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten! | Children

Family Storytime at Central

Family Storytime at Central

Come to our weekly storytime featuring books, songs, activities, and crafts. | Children and Families

Hora De Cuentos - Spanish Storytime

Hora de Cuentos (Spanish Storytime)

Vengan y participen en una hora de cuentos en español: cuentos, cancioncitas, rimas, y actividades manuales. | Niños

Wee Ones Storytime and Playgroup

Wee Ones Storytime & Playgroup at Central

Join us for storytime featuring books, songs, and playtime for babies and toddlers and caregivers. | Babies and Toddlers