Summer Reading at Springfield Library

Adults, teens, kids, and families are invited to participate in Summer Reading! Register for Summer Reading through our website wheremindsgrow.beanstack.org. If you participated last year, there is no need to create a new account – just sign on and opt-in to this year’s program. If you haven’t participated before, an account is quick, easy, and free. The whole family shares an account, so no need to fuss with lots of passwords. Forgot your log-in information? We can help!

Kids and teens (ages 0-18) get a brand-new, free book just for signing up! Adults get a free book after they read five. All ages, adults included, earn rewards by logging their reading and participating in challenges and activities. At the end of the summer, we’ll draw grand prizes from all our participants. The more you read, the better your chances to win!

Questions? Contact the library at 541.726.3766 or library@springfield-or.gov. This program is available for pre-registration in June, and the program runs from June 14 through August 27. This program is offered in English and Spanish.

This event is part of our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. Our program is generously funded by the Cressey Family Charitable Trust, the Ready to Read Grant managed by the State Library of Oregon, Joan Gray & Harris Hoffman, the Friends of the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Arts Commission, and the Springfield Utility Board. This program is also funded by our generous in-kind partners: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, The Oregon State Fair, Texas Roadhouse, Willamalane Parks & Recreation, Bounce Gymnastics Gym, Elevation Bouldering Gym, the Eugene Emeralds, Imagination International Incorporated, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the Oregon Duck Store, Finish Line Car Wash, McKenzie Feed & Pet Supplies, Main Street Market, Grocery Outlet, 100 Mile Bakery, La Granada, Plank Town, Washburne Café, JeanMarie’s Fabrics, Noodle-n-Thai, Craftsmen Barbershop, Dark & Stormy, Remember the Moon, OVRA (Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates), Eugene/Springfield Lock & Safe, Common Bond Yoga.

What: Summer Reading Program

When:  June 14-August 27

Where:   Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243, tworley@springfield-or.gov

 

Stories in the Park with Springfield Library

At 11 a.m., each Saturday during Summer Reading, Springfield Public Library will meet in a Willamalane Park for storytime! Each storytime is a bit different, but they will all be lots of fun. We’ll even have special treats and guests at some of them! These events will typically last between 30 and 60 minutes.

  • June 15 – Thurston Hills Natural Area (North Trailhead)
  • June 22 – Island Park
  • June 29 – Clearwater Park
  • July 6 – West D Street Greenway
  • July 13 – Ruff Park & Magnolia Arboretum
  • July 20 – Thurston Hills Natural Area (North Trailhead)
  • July 27 – Island Park
  • August 10 – Clearwater Park
  • August 17 – West D Street Greenway
  • August 24 – Ruff Park & Magnolia Arboretum

What:  Stories in the Park with Springfield Public Library

When:  11 a.m., Saturdays, June 15 through August 24

Where:   various Willamalane Parks

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243, tworley@springfield-or.gov

 

Henrik Bothe Kicks Off Summer Reading 2019!

Families and kids of all ages are invited to the Springfield Public Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 for our annual Summer Reading Kickoff featuring Henrik Bothe! Henrik will be performing in the City Hall Lobby; his program is perfect for kids of all ages with comedy, jokes, tricks, and stunts. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be opportunity to sign up for Summer Reading in the Library Meeting Room during this time, but it is not necessary to register during this time frame. You can register any time online starting on June 14! Visit http://wheremindsgrow.beanstack.org and either log in to your existing account or create a new one. It’s free and no library card is required! Beanstack will help you track your reading and activities and will keep track of all the prizes or incentives you’ve earned. Just be sure to redeem everything before the Summer Reading Program is complete at 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 27. After that, we’ll draw names for all our grand prizes and contact the winners!

This event is part of our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories. Our program is generously funded by the Springfield Utility Board.

What: Summer Reading Kickoff featuring Henrik Bothe

When:  1 p.m., Tuesday, June 18

Where:  City Hall Lobby, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243, tworley@springfield-or.gov

 

Kids’ Yoga Classes Springfield Library

Families are invited to the Springfield Public Library for five Thursdays in the summer to participate in Little Family Yoga – free of charge! Instructor Brynne Blevins teaches breath control, body movement, and relaxation. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate with their children. No mats, yoga pants, or experience required. Just come and have fun!

What: Little Family Yoga

When:  10:30 a.m., June 20, July 18, August 1, August 15, and August 29

Where:   Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653, ckinsey@springfield-or.gov

 

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Explore a Universe of Stories this summer at Springfield Public Library.  The party kicks off with our annual Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party at 7-9 p.m. on Friday, June 21, in the lobby of Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St., Springfield.

There will be free laser tag in the library, VR and big screen video games, banner coloring, Green Screen, snacks and more. Teens should be between the ages of 12 and 19. You do not need to play Laser Tag to enjoy the party, but if you’re going to play, you’ll need a signed waiver which can be returned in advance, brought with you to the event, or signed by a parent when you arrive!  See the library for details.

Sign up for the summer reading program and pick out a free book. All summer you can log your reading time and activities to earn badges, raffle tickets and prizes. You could win a $100 gift card!

What: Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Party

When:  7 p.m., Friday, June 21

Where:  Lobby, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653, ckinsey@springfield-or.gov

 

Please Bother Me Class: How to Take and Send Pictures on your Smart Phone

 Could you benefit from some help with taking and sending pictures on your Smart Phone, Cell Phone, Tablet or iPad? Come along to the Springfield Public Library Please Bother Me Class – a no-judgement zone where absolute beginners through to experts are more than welcome!  The hour long class, followed by an hour of question/practice time will look at how best to take pictures to send to your friends and family as well as looking at different options for sending them including email, messaging and additional sharing apps. The class is aimed primarily for Android users however iPhone and all other users are more than welcome.

The Please Bother Me Program is offered as a weekly drop-in opportunity for patrons to get help with technology and other related questions. Please Bother Me is offered on alternating Fridays at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m., Saturdays. For more information contact Mark Riddle at mriddle@springfield-or.gov or via the Reference Desk.

All events are free and open to the public.

What: Please Bother Me Class: How to Take and Send Pictures on your Smart Phone

When:  2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 22

Where:  Library Meeting Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238, mriddle@springfield-or.gov

 

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