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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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Springfield Libraries Eliminate Late Fees (

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.

Increasing Community Internet Access: Introducing Chromebooks

The Library will circulate Google Chromebook laptops for those in the community that do not have computer access at home.

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.

Children’s Programs

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, create – and battle zombies, of course! | Children & Teens

December Events & Activities for Children

December Events & Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in December! | Children

Tween Cooking Club

Tween Cooking Club

Come learn how to make fun, healthy meals, drinks, and snacks. | East Forest Park | Children

Suzuki Talent Education Partnership Annual Interfaith Holiday Sing Along

Interfaith Holiday Sing Along – December 11

The audience is invited to sing along to the music of voices and strings, and add to the spirit of unity as we come together as a community through song. | Central Library | All Ages

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Mitten Tree – December

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

Lego Questers

Lego Questers

Join other LEGO Questers in building our Quest of the week, or build your own. | Indian Orchard | Children

Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens

Sew Fun: Hand Sewing for Tweens

In this class Tweens, aged 10-13, will be taught the basics of hand sewing while working on various projects throughout the series. | East Forest Park | Children

Jump n' Jam Storytime

Jump n’ Jam Storytime

Storytime is the perfect way to spend a Saturday! We’ll jump and dance and laugh the morning away—and of course, hear lots of awesome stories! | Central | Children