Children’s Day, Book Day at Springfield City Hall

All families are invited to celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day from 10 a.m. noon on Saturday, April 30, on the plaza in front of the Springfield Public Library. The library and Springfield History Museum present free activities to celebrate the stories, languages, and cultures that make up our community.

The event features performances by West African Cultural Arts and Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol. West African Cultural Arts Institute shares the joy and passion of Guinean culture through vibrant educational programs focusing on music and dance, advocating for authentic source artists. Mariachi del Sol is the second oldest high school mariachi program in the state. They perform regularly in the community, sharing the music and culture of Mexico with their audiences.

Every baby, child and youth who attends will receive a free book as a gift.

Take part in the joy of your cultural traditions, share stories, and read together in this year’s celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day in Springfield! Sponsored by the Springfield Arts Commission and Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman.

What: Children’s Day, Book Day

When:  10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30

Where:  Fountain Plaza in front of the Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Downtown Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,



El día de los niños, el día de los libros en Springfield

Se invite a todas las familias a celebrar el día de los niños, el día de los libros de las 10 a.m. a las 12 p.m., el sábado, el 30 de abril en la plaza enfrente de la Biblioteca Pública de Springfield. Presentado por la biblioteca y el Museo de Historia de Springfield, los eventos gratis de este día son una celebración de los cuentos, los idiomas y las culturas de nuestra comunidad.

Vengan a ver actuaciones de baile de West African Cultural Arts y música de Mariachi del Sol.

Cada bebé, niño, y adolescente que venga se puede recibir un libro de regalo.

¡Participen y compartan en la alegría de sus tradiciones culturales, compartan cuentos y lean juntos en la celebración del día de los niños, el día de los libros en Springfield! Patrocinado por La Comisión de las Artes de Springfield y Joan Gray y Harris Hoffman.

Qué: El día de los niños, el día de los libros

Cuándo:  10a.m. – 12 p.m., el sábado, 30 de abril

Dónde:  La plaza enfrente de la Biblioteca Pública de Springfield, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Para más información: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232,


Oregon Book Award non-fiction award nominees at Springfield Public Library

Two of this year’s Oregon Book Award nominees will share their journeys – both literal and literary – at the final Springfield Celebrates Authors event for 2022 at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16.   Allison Cobb shares her book “Plastic: An Autobiography”, tracing the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, exposing the interconnections among plastic waste, climate change, nuclear technologies, and racism.  Aaron Gilbreath’s book “The Heart of California: Exploring the San Joaquin Valley” follows his retracing of a 1938 boat trip from Bakersfield to San Francisco, but instead by car, in the midst of drought in 2014.  Both books are finalists for the Oregon Book Award Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction. This in-person event is presented by Literary Arts and will also be available online via the ZOOM link below.

Event ZOOM Link:

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors.  Past events can be found on the Springfield Celebrates Authors Playlist on the library’s YouTube channel:

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Springfield Celebrates Authors: Oregon Book Award Authors Allison Cobb and Aaron Gilbreath

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022

Where: HYBRID:  Online via ZOOM and in-person at Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle,, 541.726.2238


New Open Hours at Springfield Public Library

Springfield Public Library announces expanded open hours for public use. The library’s new hours are:

  • Mondays- noon to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays- noon to 7 p.m.
  • Fridays- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The library is closed on Sundays

For more information, contact the library on our website at or call 541.726.3766 during open hours.

What: New open hours

When:  current

Where:  Springfield Public Library

Additional Information: Emily David,, 541.726.2235



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