Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Year in Review

Thanks to all for a successful 2013!! The Springfield Town Library held over 100 children's programs that were viewed by at least 1400 children, teens, tweens, and parents this past year.  Programs will start up again at the end of January.  The Winter Calendar will be available shortly!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Coming Soon!

  Watch the Hard Luck trailer!  Such a tease!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Fall Calendar is Now Available!

The Fall Calendar of Children's Programs can be viewed by clicking on the pumpkins.  They are also available in the library and will be distributed through the schools.  Fun times ahead!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Get Ready for School

The first day is almost here!  Make sure that your reading log is updated as it will be delivered to your teacher along with your certificate of completion on Tuesday.  And while you are at the library, pick out a book or two for September reading.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

NPR's Backseat Book Club

NPR has just released its list of great reads for kids ages 9-14.  You will be pleased to know that you can find just about all of the titles that at the Springfield  Town Library. Read the article or peruse the  printable list.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Great Websites for Kids

For a listing click here!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Attention Springfield Library Patrons

Online access to the Springfield Town Library will not be available from Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm until Monday, July 29 at 9:00 am while the Library is installing the new Catamount Library Network computer system. The Library building will be closed to the public Friday, July 26 at 5:00 pm and will reopen Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 am. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

With the new system, access to your account will change. Your username will remain the 14-digit barcode number on our Library card, but your password will change to the last 4 digits of your phone number. Please contact the library if you have trouble logging in to your account.

Fines will also increase, effective August 19, 2013. Overdue fines will be 25c per day for adult materials and 15c per day for children’s materials.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Morning Fun

We've learned about rocks and minerals and have been dazzled with magic.  Coming up is a chance to meet some animal diggers, hear stories, eat ice cream, and sing.  All of it happens at 10:00 am Wednesday mornings.  Hope to see you!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lots of kids have already signed up for the Summer Reading Program.  If you are not one of them, stop by the library anytime during opening days to sign up.  It's free!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dig into Reading

The Springfield Town Library's Calendar of Events for Children is ready!  Click on the image to the right or pick one up on your next visit to the library.  Calendars will be distributed through the school, too.  It will be a summer of fun!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Celebrate Children's Book Week

May 13-19 is Children's Book Week, a celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Children who visit the Springfield Town Library during that week are invited to design a poster about their favorite book. Posters will be displayed and made into bookmarks for all to enjoy. Look for a special box with materials and instructions in the Children's Room. Young Adults will be able to go on a Blind Date with a Book. Look for the display in the Young Adult Loft. These activities will be available to all during regular library hours.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

And the Red Clover Winner is ...

...The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DCF Winner Announced

"The Running Dream" by Wendelin Van Draanen is this year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner!! What a timely and heartwarming story!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Programs Begin

Story Time for 3-5 year olds will begin Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 am and run through April.  But please note, there will be no story time on April 2 due to a Librarian's Summer Reading Program Workshop.  (That's right, summer planning has already begun!) Children under three are invited to attend Story Times beginning Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 am.  The older kids will be treated to a Fiddle Workshop that same day at 3:45 pm.  More is in store for spring--just check the calendar.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Calendars

The Spring Calendar of Children's Programs is ready!  Pick up a copy at the library or click on the cute bunny to the right.  Calendars will be distributed to the schools shortly.  Of special note is "Just Fiddlin'," a fiddle workshop for children conducted by the father/daughter duo The Speckers on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:45 pm for kids ages 5 and up.  Everyone will get a chance to play a fiddle!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just Fiddlin' Around

The Speckers are coming back to the library! This time, they will present a Children's Fiddle Workshop for kids ages 5 and up. Each child will have a chance to try out a fiddle. They will be here on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:45. What an opportunity!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

This annual nationwide event will be held at the Springfield Town Library Saturday, February 2.  Meet Anna Dewdney, author of the adorable  and popular Llama Llama books at 10:30--11:00 am.  Pick up a goody bag and enjoy refreshments (while supplies last).  Everyone is invited!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Programming Fun

The Winter Calendar of Events for Children is now available!  Click on the pretty picture at  the right or pick one up during your next visit to the library.  Calendars will also be distributed through the schools.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bedtime Math Fun

The American Library Association has named  Bedtime Math for Kids one of 2012's "Great Websites for Kids." Keep your skills sharp by signing up to receive a daily math problem by email.  It's free and Fun!