Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

The Junior Friends of the Springfield Town Library invite kids ages 5 and up to a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the library on Wednesday, May 2 at 3:45 pm. Pictured above are some of the Friends with a pinata they made especially for the occasion. Other entertainment includes Mexican crafts, music, and snacks. This program is free and open to all.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Votes Have Been Cast!

And the winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award is Smile Raina Telgemeier. Born Yesterday by James Solheim has won the Red Clover award. The unofficial tally for the Red Clover Award is:
6,425 Born Yesterday
3,583 Art & Max
3,407 Wonder Horse
2,623 Bink & Gollie
1,633 Who Stole Mona Lisa?
1,342 Mirror, Mirror
1,263 Stand Straight Ella Kate
1,226 A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea
256 Nabeel’s New Pants
244 I Know Here
Total: 22,002

Imagine that! Over 22,000 children voted!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April is Poetry Month

A new form of poetry is catching on. It's called Book Spine Poetry. Since the library has so many labels and stickers on the book spines, we call it Book Title Poetry. Above is an example, (though maybe not the best). Give it a try! You can use any books you want from any part of the library or even from your personal collection. Follow these easy steps:

1. Browse through the stacks and look for books with striking titles. Record titles that have possibility. (Be sure to note the call number so you can locate a desired book again.)

2. Write your poem using a minimum of three books.

3. Collect your chosen books, stack them in the correct order, and take a picture. Email your picture to If you don't have a camera, we'll take a picture for you! And if you don't want to take a picture, just leave your "poem" stacked on a table for others to enjoy.

Good luck and have fun!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Patron Appreciation Day

In recognition of National Library Week, we celebrate you, our loyal patrons! Stop by anytime today, Monday, April 9, for a treat!