Children’s Programs

Children's Programs

Branch Programs

Day Of The Dead Craft

Day Of The Dead Craft – November 2

Join us for a find Day of the Dead craft – decorate a skull with paint, glitter, and other art supplies. | Children

Chibicon 2021

Chibicon 2021 – November 13-14

Join our our annual celebration of anime and comics culture! | All Ages

Gobble Gobble Egg Hunt

Gobble Gobble Egg Hunt – November 13

Join us in the Reading Garden for a egg hunt in November! | Children

Family Game Night

Game On! Family Game Night – November 10

Come for family board games to celebrate International Games Week! All ages.

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Children and Adults

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Halloween Party with Live Family-Friendly DJ

Join us out on the Museum Quad behind the Central Library for an afternoon of family friendly tunes spun by local Springfield DJ Boogy! All ages.


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

Bilingual Playgroup

Home City Families: Bilingual Playgroup

Vengan y participen todos los miércoles del programa bilingue en Inglés y Español: Disfruten de cancioncitas, rimas, cuentos, y actividades manuales. | Children

Kids Gaming Club

Kids Gaming Club

Play computer games that encourage collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. | Children

Art Explorers

Art Explorers Classes

Artists will explore different materials and styles, learn some art history, and have fun! No art experience required. | Children

Comic Zone

Comic Zone! Make a Springfield City Library Comic Book

Your artwork can become part of a Springfield City Library comic book! | Children and Teens

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October Crafts and Take & Makes for Kids

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

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

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

Creation Station

Creation Station Every Day at Central Library

Create art with different materials, methods and media guaranteed to unleash your inner artist. | Children

Read To Reimi The Therapy Dog

Read to Reimi the Therapy Dog

Young readers and those learning are invited to read to Reimi, a hypoallergenic Goldendoodle who loves everyone. | 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