Book Clubs for Tweens and Teens at Springfield Public Library

Springfield tweens and teens are invited to join Springfield Public Library for monthly book clubs designed specifically for them. In December, both book clubs will meet virtually. Beginning in January, both book clubs will offer a virtual and in-person attendance option. Dates and times vary, so check out for full details and registration.

Participants should register ahead of time to receive a free copy of the month’s book, as well as a treat or two. During the book club sessions, we discuss the month’s pick and other great things we’re reading. There’s no cost to participate. Tween book club is open to ages 9 to 12; Teen book club is open to teens ages 12 and up.

What: Springfield Public Library Book Clubs for Tweens and Teens

When: Book clubs meet monthly, dates and times vary

Where: 225 5th Street, Suite 301, Springfield, OR 97477

Additional Information:, (Tweens) Taylor Worley, (Teens) Cara Kinsey, and (General)


SPRINGfilm is back in the Wildish!

SPRINGfilm, a free monthly film series, is back in person at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater after more than a year online. “At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 9, the free showing of the Hitchcock classic ‘North by Northwest’ kicks off what is sure to be a fantastic film series,” said Springfield Public Library Director, Emily David. Wildish General Manager Greg Hopper-Moore said “The Wildish Community Theater is thrilled to host the SPRINGfilm movie series live and in-person. We look forward to welcoming you back for a great line-up of films!” North by Northwest, long hailed as a masterpiece of film making, stars Cary Grant as Richard Thornhill, a victim of mistaken identity pursued across America by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), while accompanied by Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). Originally released in 1959, scenes from North by Northwest have been recreated in homage by productions ranging from James Bond to The Simpsons. Masks will be required to attend this showing.

SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2022 with a free showing of John Carpenter’s “The Thing”. Masks will be required to attend this showing.

SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.

Starring Cary Grant, James Mason, and Eva Marie Saint, directed by Alfred Hitchcock; 136 minutes; not rated (1959).

All events are free and open to the community.

What: SPRINGfilm: North by Northwest

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 9

Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle,, 541.726.2238


Springfield Public Library Annual Bookmark Contest

Springfield area students grades K through 12 are invited to submit their entries to Springfield Public Library’s annual bookmark contest. The theme for this year’s contest is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, which is also the theme for the 2022 Summer Reading. Entries must be submitted on the official entry form, available on our website and in the Library. Artwork should match the contest theme or be about libraries, books, or reading in general. Entries in English and/or Spanish are most welcome.

Winners will be recognized at the February City Council Meeting, receive a poster print of their bookmark, and a stack of their bookmarks to share with friends and family. The bookmarks will be available for free in the library throughout the year. All entries are due by 7 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2022.

What: Springfield Public Library Annual Bookmark Contest

When:  Entries Due 7 p.m., Monday, January 3, 2022

Where:  225 5th Street, Suite 301, Springfield, OR 97477

Additional Information: and Taylor Worley, Youth Services Librarian, 541.726.3766 x2243


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