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The West Springfield Public Library is dedicated to serving patrons of all ages. The Children's Services Department focuses its efforts on children from birth through 7th grade. We maintain a collection of more than 31,000 children items, including books in a variety of formats and languages, video, music, puppets and educational thematic kits. We provide references services for children as well as storytimes for a wide variety of age groups, craft and entertainment programs, and annual summer reading program.

Kids, if you need to get homework done, the links on our Homework Help page might make your job easier. 

We have a variety of free programs on a monthy basis at the library.  They are appropriate for a variety of age ranges so please look to see which programs might work for your child.

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                                Winter Program Flyer (January through April 2020)


            December 2019 Monthly Program Flyer         January 2020 Monthly Program Flyer                February 2020 Monthly Program Flyer

                                                       March 2020 Monthly Program Flyer               April 2020 Monthly Program Flyer

                  Click on the link above for our Winter program flyers or call the library for more information: 413-736-4561 X4

   

                                     January - April Performers (No registration Required)

 

      WORLD FAMOUS ACROBAT           "ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME"          MR. VINNY SHADOW PUPPETS          "TURTLE WETLAND QUEST"

                      LI LIU                               presented by Diane Edgecomb                                                                                         Puppet Show

       Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1:00 a.m.           Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11:00 a.m .            Saturday, Mar. 7, at 1:00 p.m.              Wednesday, Apr. 22, at 11:00 a.m.

                                            Mr. Vinny               Turle wetland quest

                                            

                                       JANUARY AND FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING                                                                                                         

           Registration Required                                                 

 lego logo

  LEGO Creations

 February

 "Favorite Movie Challenge"

    Tues. Feb. 4, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 6 - 8

Pre-register on or after Jan. 20

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                          LEGO Club

 February

Thurs. Feb 6., 3:30pm - 4:30pm

"Favorite Movie Challenge"

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Jan. 20

 

               AND...  Coming in March

              LEGO ROBOTICS series

        LEGO EV3

Attend ALL FOUR sessions to learn how to create and program LEGO EV3 Robots

    Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 at 3:30 p.m

                        Ages 9 - 12

              Pre-register on or after Feb. 20

 

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Science Rocks!

 January 

"Learn about Viscosity"

Make mini-snowglobes

      mini snow globes

Fri. Jan 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

                                  

 February

 "Acids and Bases"

               Make fizzy bath salts

        fizzy bath salts

    Fri. Feb. 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Jan. 20

       

     

                


 

 

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No Registration Required 

            

Let's Knit

knitting

Tues., Jan. 21,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 18,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Monthly knitting group -

Learn or practice your skill

Ages 9 - 12

No registration necessary

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Wii Game Night

Wii game system

Wed., Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Come play some

of your favorite video games!

Ages 8 - 12

No registration necessary

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Drop-in Crafts

Thursday, Feb. 20, 10am - 1 p.m.

"Make something colorful to bring home"

 Drop in anytime to make some seasonal crafts!

Ages 3 and up

No registration necessary

 

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 For Our Younger Patrons

 

Preschool Storytimes

 registration required 

       Storytime  

  Winter Storytime

January 21 - March 6

Registration begins Monday, Jan. 13 for W.S. residents, Tuesday, Jan. 14 for non-residents

             please call 736-4561 X4 to register        

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Saturday Storytime 

 

"Shake Your Body"

Stories, music, craft and snack

Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

Ages 3 and up and their families

Pre-register on or after Jan. 20

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STEM Storytime picture

STEM Storytime

"Arctic Animals"

Monday, Jan. 13, at 1:30pm 

Ages 3 - 5

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

 and

 

"It tastes like..."

The sense of taste

Monday, Feb. 10, at 1:30pm

Ages 3 - 5

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