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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 and young adults from birth through high-school. We maintain a collection of more than 39,000 children and young adult items, including books in a variety of formats and languages, video, music, puppets and educational thematic kits. We provide references services for children and teens as well as storytimes for a wide variety of age groups, craft and entertainment programs, an annual summer reading program, specialized teen programs and volunteer opportunities. 

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.

 

2017 Summer Reading Program Flyer

2017 Science Rocks Summer Program

 


2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

*Registration for “Build a Better World” begins June 22

June 26 - August 4

Preschoolers through middle school students are invited to read

and earn raffle tickets towards weekly prizes!

 

                               Special Events and Performances 

 

Songs & Stories to Build a Better World

with Davis Bates

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Sing and listen as we kick off the summer.

Thursday June 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 4 and up

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Toe Jam Puppet Band Variety Show

Be ready to laugh!..but watch out for flying water…

TOE JAM PUPPET BAND

Thursday June 29 at 10:00 a.m.

All ages

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Ricardo Frota’s Ecology of Sound

Music using instruments from all over the world

RICARDO FROTA

Thursday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 5 and up

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Jungle Jim’s Minecraft Madness

Enter the life-sized world of minecraft. Have a blast.

JUNGLE JIM MINECRAFT MADNESS

Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 4 and up

 

 

A Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Learn all about the upcoming

solar eclipse from

Professor of Astronomy, Meg Thacher

SOLAR ECLIPSE2

and get free viewing glasses

Tuesday, July 18, 1:00 p.m.

Ages 5 and up

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Keep Secrets Book Box

Come craft with Let’s Gogh Art

to make a really cool box you can

keep or give as a gift.

KEEP SECRETS BOX

Thursday, July 20, 1:30 or 3:00 p.m.

Ages 6 and up

*Space is limited. Registration required*

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Sparky’s Puppets

“Build a Better World” puppet show

SPARKYS PUPPETS

Thursday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 2 and up

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Mehndi Tattooing for Children

Glitter tattoos to make you sparkle.

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m

Ages 5 - 11

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Summer Drop-in Library Events 

Daily Activity Sheets:

  all day, for the duration of

the Summer Reading Program

 

Turtle in Paradise:

 listen to three chapters and

do an activity, for ages 6 and up,

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m., June 27 – Aug. 1

 

Make-It/Take-It Craft Days:

Wednesdays, between 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

 

 

Registration-Required

Summer Library Programs:

(Please register for these programs on or

after June 12 by calling 736-4561, ext 4)

 

Science Rocks!

 Hands-on-science program for ages 9 and up,

(See 2017 Science Rocks Program Flyer)

Mondays, 2:30 p.m., June 26 – July 31

 

Preschool Storytimes

 for ages 3-5,

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m., June 27 – August 1

 

Lego Building

build to meet a weekly challenge,

for ages 6-12,

Thursdays, 2:30 p.m., June 29 – August 3