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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

   

                                            Spring Performers (No registration Required)

 

             MR. VINNY SHADOW PUPPETS                                 Forest Park's Zoo On the Go                               "TURTLE WETLAND QUEST"

                             Puppet Show                                                  Visit and learn about some of                                               Puppet Show

                                                                                                                          our favorite animals

              Saturday, Mar. 7, at 10:00 a.m.                                        Saturday, Mar. 21, at 11:00 a.m.                            Wednesday, Apr. 22, at 11:00 a.m.

                    Mr. Vinny                                     .                              Turle wetland quest

                                            

                                                   MARCH AND APRIL PROGRAMMING                                                                                                         

           Registration Required                                                 

             
                        March

 

LEGO Creations/Club

Thurs. Mar. 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

"Mirror Image Challenge"

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Feb. 20

 

 

              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

 

 lego logo

  LEGO Creations

 April

 "Around the World Challenge"

    Tues. Apr. 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 6 - 8

Pre-register on or after Mar. 20

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                          LEGO Club

April

Thurs. Apr. 16., 3:30pm - 4:30pm

"Around the World Challenge"

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Mar. 20

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Science Rocks!

March

"Propulsion"

Make Balloon Boats

        ..

Fri. Mar. 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Feb. 20

       

  April

 "Chocolate Science"

          Make Chocolate Playdough

             Chocolate Playdough

    Fri. Apr. 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Ages 9 - 12

Pre-register on or after Mar. 20

     

                


 

 

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No Registration Required 

            

Let's Knit

knitting

 

Tues., Mar. 25,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tues., Apr. 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., Mar. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Apr. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Come play some

of your favorite video games!

Ages 8 - 12

No registration necessary

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 For Our Younger Patrons

 

Preschool Storytimes

 registration required 

       Storytime  

  Spring Storytime

March 24 - May 8

Registration begins Monday, Mar. 16 for W.S. residents, Tuesday, Mar. 17 for non-residents

             please call 736-4561 X4 to register        

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Saturday Storytime 

 

"Teddy Bear Tea Party"

Stories, music, craft and snack

Saturday, Apr. 18, 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

 

"Simple Machines"

They make work easier

Monday, Mar. 16, at 1:30pm 

Ages 3 - 5

Pre-register on or after Feb. 20

 

and

 

"Animal Camouflage"

Animals are great at Hide and Seek

Monday, Apr. 13, at 1:30pm

Ages 3 - 5

Pre-register on or after Mar. 20

 

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