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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

                     

                                                                        DECEMBER AND JANUARY PROGRAMING                                                                                                               

           Registration Required                                                 

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  LEGO Creations

    December

"Kitchen Creation Challenge"

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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 January

 "Amazing Animal Challenge"

    Tues. Jan. 7, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 6 - 8

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

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                          LEGO Club

 December

"Kitchen Creation Challenge"

Thursday, Dec. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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 January

Thurs. Jan 9., 3:30pm - 4:30pm

"Amazing Animal Challenge"

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

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Science Rocks!

 December

"Absorbing Art"

Make Marbled gift wrap

Thursday, Dec. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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 January 

"Learn about Viscosity"

Make mini-snowglobes

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

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

                                  

       

     

                


 

 

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No Registration Required 

                                                                                    

Glitter Tattooing for Children   

Get decorated for New Year's Eve

Mon. Dec. 30, 2 - 4p.m.

Ages 5 - 10

No registration necessary

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Let's Knit

knitting

Tues., Dec. 17,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 21,  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., Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 21, 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

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am - 1 p.m.

"Fall Creations"

 

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10am - 1 p.m.

"Celebrate Native Culture"

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 


"Antler Antics!"

Stories, music, craft and snack

Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.

Ages 3 and up and their families

Pre-register on or after Nov.. 12

 

"Bubbles and Bathtime!"

Stories, music, craft and snack

Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.

Ages 3 and up and their families

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

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STEM Storytime

"Exploring with Magnification"

Monday, Dec. 16, at 1:30pm

Ages 3 - 5

and 

"Arctic Animals"

Monday, Jan. 13, at 1:30pm 

Ages 3 - 5

Pre-register on or after Dec. 20

 

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