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Discover Your Summer

All Day 6/17 - 8/24
Special Events
Virtual Event
Library Location: Special Events
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Discover YOUR Summer at the Springfield City Library. Learn a skill. Be crafty. Find your passion. Attend free concerts and fun-filled events; or just read a good book! Win prizes for participation.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Learn in Motion Educational Gross Motor Program

10:00am - 11:00am
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: MS Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Learn in Motion a gross motor program for children 1-5 helping children being active, practicing important life skill such as listening, following directions, sharing, taking turns and overcoming challenges with other children.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

10:30am - 11:30am
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families: Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff

12:00pm - 3:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events
Event Details:

Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party!  All ages are invited for a FREE fun filled event for the whole family!

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This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
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This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Discover Your Summer Kickoff Party

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Room: IO Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Book Groups & Reading
Event Details:

Celebrate the beginning of our Summer Reading Program with bubbles on the lawn, popsicles, a summer scavenger hunt and a summer craft. There will be activities for the entire family while you sign up for summer reading club.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Code Builders 2.0

2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:

Welcome to Code Builders 2.0 - our all ages, drop-in club where you can explore robotics, coding languages (like Scratch and Python), and even 3D design & printing!

This club is open to aspiring coders of all ages.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover Read-Aloud Fun

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Reading aloud to young children is not only an important foundation for learning and development - it is also so much fun!  Join us on the first two days of Discover Your Summer for the funniest, silliest storytimes ever.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Discover African Drumming and Movement Class

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Forest Park Branch
Registration Open
Registration
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: FP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Community Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:

Visit the library for a musical performance!

African dance and drumming bring people together in joy! In this class series, we will practice West African dance and drumming from Guinea and Mali, while having fun and playing together as a group.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chess Knights

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Family friendly chess club for kids to come learn and sharpen their skills in a supportive environment.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Budding Bookworms Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Children's Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Come listen to your new favorite stories and songs followed by free play with new pals!

Every Tuesday morning. Geared toward children pre-k and under with accompanying adults, but older siblings welcome!

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

10:30am - 11:30am
Forest Park Branch
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft and playtime. 

No registration required. Adult must accompany children. Presented in collaboration with Home City Families. For ages 12 mos. - 6 years, siblings welcome.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Stompers Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Wee Ones is a special storytime developed for toddlers that encourages  interaction through stories, music and play. Come have fun while building early literacy and social skills. For children and their caregivers.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Home City Families Playgroup

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Room: SA Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and give your child the opportunity to socialize with other children their age.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Open Studio Tuesdays

2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: Makerspace
Age Group: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Technology
Event Details:

Join us for our day-time, Open Studio session! You can bring a project to work on, or an idea to bounce off of other makers.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Discover Read-Aloud Fun

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Reading aloud to young children is not only an important foundation for learning and development - it is also so much fun!  Join us on the first two days of Discover Your Summer for the funniest, silliest storytimes ever.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Discover Your Kitchen for Kids!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Forest Park Branch
Library Location: East Forest Park Branch
Room: EFP Community Room
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Food & Cooking
Event Details:

Are you a kid who wants to be more independent and find ways to cook for yourself? Come learn how to make fun meals, drinks, and snacks. For kids ages 6-11. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Creative Tuesdays

3:00pm - 4:30pm
East Springfield Branch
Library Location: East Springfield Branch
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Stop by for an afternoon of crafting fun at the library! We bring the supplies and snacks, you bring the creativity. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Lego Questers of Indian Orchard

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Indian Orchard Branch
Library Location: Indian Orchard Branch
Age Group: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Are you up to the LEGO Challenge? Join other LEGO Questers in building our Challenge of the month, or build your own. Tuesdays, 3-5 pm. Indian Orchard branch. For ages 5 and up. 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Crafternoon for Kids

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Forest Park Branch
Library Location: Forest Park Branch
Room: Program Den
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Visit the Forest Park Branch library each month to try out a new craft! Craft your cares away together by trying new projects and learning new skills. Learn the basics of sewing, make a memorizing glitter bottle, or start a family of pet rocks.

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Juneteenth

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central Library, Brightwood Branch, East Forest Park Branch, East Springfield Branch, Forest Park Branch, Indian Orchard Branch, Library Express at Pine Point, Mason Square Branch, Sixteen Acres Branch, Off Site, Online, Special Events
Description:

Closed for the holiday

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Wiggle Worms Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Central Library
Library Location: Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us each week for a quiet and sensory friendly storytime for babies and toddlers who are not yet walking. Siblings welcome!

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Circle Time Fun

10:30am - 11:30am
Sixteen Acres Branch
Library Location: Sixteen Acres Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes & Playgroups
Event Details:

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun.

Come join us for education fun and learning at a librarian facilitated playgroup!  An adult must accompany and consistently supervise children.  No registration required, just drop in. Birth to 5 years, siblings welcome. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Chalk the Walk

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mason Square Branch
Library Location: Mason Square Branch
Room: Mason Square Branch
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Celebrate the First Day of Summer! Express your voice through art as we decorate the sidewalk outside the Library's State Street entrance with sidewalk chalk. We provide the chalk; you provide the art. All ages.