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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Springfield City Library collecting pajamas for Boston Bruins drive (WWLP)
The Springfield City Library has partnered with the Boston Bruins to take part in the Bruins PJ drive that benefits children. The drive runs through March 15 at all nine library locations in the city.
‘Anthony’s Book Club’ to support literacy in Springfield (WWLP)
Join Thunderbirds forward Anthony Angello for ‘Anthony’s Book Club’, created in partnership with the Springfield City Library and the T-Birds Foundation.
Springfield Libraries Eliminate Late Fees (Masslive.com)
Patrons of all Springfield City Library branches will no longer be penalized if they don’t return books and other materials on time.
Springfield Library Eliminates Fines & Announces Summer Reading Program (Video)
Watch a video of these official Springfield City Library announcements.
Free Summer Meals for Kids in Springfield Offered at Library Branches (WWLP)
Free lunch for children under 18 will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting Monday, June 27th through August 25th at the following branches: East Forest Park, Forest Park, Indian Orchard, Mason Square, and Sixteen Acres.
Reptile Show of New England – April 22
This meet-and-greet live reptile show will feature over 15 reptiles species from around the world! | East Forest Park | All Ages
Friday Favorites Storytime
Join us for a storytime featuring your favorite authors! | Sixteen Acres | Children
Wildlife On Wheels – April
Meet animal ambassadors from the Forest Park Zoo and learn how they live! | Children & Families
Tween Cooking Club
Come learn how to make fun, healthy meals, drinks, and snacks. | East Forest Park | Children
Library Dances – March & April
Join us for a performance of short contemporary dance works that include a dance poem, a dance essay, and the chapter of a dance novel. | East Forest Park | Adults
Sew Fun! Drop-In
Drop in and learn the basics of sewing while working on various projects throughout the series. | East Forest Park | All Ages
Makerspace Collaboratory Drop-In
There will be a variety of projects and experiments to get you and your family started exploring and creating! | East Forest Park | All Ages
Learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art. | East Springfield | Children