Young Adult Department
The West Springfield Public Library is firmly committed to providing materials and services to our local teen population.
We always welcome the energy and creativity you bring to the library!
We have a large up-to-date collection of popular fiction titles as well as a generous supply of manga and graphic novels.
The Teen Room also includes magazines, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and playaways (pre-loaded book on MP3 player). and an XBOX 360.
Need to do your homework? We have computers and a printer (bring your library card!) to help you get it done.
We also have several databases and research tools to make doing your homework easier.
We have chairs and tables with plug-in stations to charge your device, too!
Come check out your Teen Room where...
you can read, relax, do your homework, play chess, or simply daydream...
Keep in touch with the latest with West Side social media!
Check out the Library's Upcoming Events calendar
and the list below so you never miss a cool event!
Teen Book Club!
In March, we're reading
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out -- without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.
Read the book during March and we'll meet to discuss it on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets once a month
to plan teen programs, fun crafts to do, talk about favorite authors/book series,
movies/TV shows, what new anime and manga to get, video gaming nights, and more!
Refreshments will be served.
Teens, age 13-17, are welcome to join us for any meeting you are able to attend!
Teen Movie Night!
Every last Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
we'll screen a movie in the Teen Room and serve popcorn.
Knit 1, Purl 2 is back!
Every last Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. we'll gather to knit, crochet, sew, cross-stitch...
whatever fiber & fabric project you're working on
drop by with your materials and work in the company of others.
Some yarn will be provided and we have knitting looms but please bring your own needles!
Teen Craft Night!
Every last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. we'll have fun with arts & crafts.
Drop by for crafts like beading, making bookmarks, glitter pens, letter stamping, painting, & origami.
Have an idea for a program? Write it down in our Idea Jar at the Teen desk!
Learning how to drive?
We've partnered with Driving-Tests.org for MA RMV practice driving tests!
Wondering what to read next?? check out..... Flippin' Pages - Blog WSPL Young Adult Book Blog