In our Summer Reading Series for 2019, we will be featuring the summer reading programs of public libraries in different towns from all over Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Let’s take a look at the Springfield Library’s Summer Reading Program.
The Springfield Library’s summer reading program runs from June 17th to August 17th. Every day that a person (all ages are welcome to participate!) reads for at least 20 minutes, they can check a box on their reading log. After reading for 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 days, they will receive a variety of prizes. Reading logs can be picked up at any Springfield Library location. In addition to their summer reading club, the Springfield Library is also offering a variety of programming for the summer months. Here are just a few of the events they have planned:
Family Storytime at Pine Point. Wednesdays 4:15-5 PM. Ages 4-10, siblings welcome. Join us for stories and a craft. No registration required.
Monday Movie Marathon. Monday Jul 15, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Join us for some really BAD movies from Mystery Science Theater 3000. These are so bad they are funny. Light snacks will be served. For teens ages 11-18.
Make an Alien Egg. Friday Jul 19, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Come to the East Springfield Branch library and grow your own alien egg! We’ll supply everything you need to make a strange and wonderful artifact of the cosmos. We’ll leave the eggs to grow in the library over the weekend and patrons can come and pick up the finished egg during open hours over the week of July 22. Ages 11-18 welcome!
Write-Up Springfield! Saturday Jul 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Calling all creative writers! A new group has started to workshop your writing, and network on creative writing opportunities, techniques, and styles The group meets once a month, and always welcomes new members. Funding provided by the Friends of the Library. For ages 18 and up.
Hogwart’s Potions Class. Wednesday Jul 31, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Happy birthday, Harry Potter! In celebration of the birthday of the Boy Who Lived, we’ll be having a Hogwart’s style potions class. We’ll be making wizard grade potions, some that you can even eat! Bring your magical A-game. Ages 7-15.
Comic Book Creation for Teens. Wednesday Aug 14, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? Whether you are an artist or a writer, come work on your project with fellow enthusiasts. Prompts will be provided to help your creative juices. There will also be opportunities for writers and artists to team up to create stories together and, occasionally, guest artists and writers will visit. Snacks will be provided. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for ages 10-18.