Readers Theater – The Monkey’s Paw

Virtual Teen Tuesdays at 4:30 pm continues weekly this fall. Teens are invited to log in and join the discussion. Watch or participate in a readers theater production of the classic W. W. Jacobs story The Monkey’s Paw at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 20.  Free, for teens ages 12 and older.

Just drop in if you want to enjoy the experience, but for teens who know they are going to be there and want to prepare a role, they can email Librarian Cara or fill out the following form:

What is readers theater? It is a dramatic reading without props, costumes, or scenery. It’s like a full-cast audiobook or a radio show (although with fewer sound effects). All you need is your voice. We expect to have fun and make some mistakes but readers theater is at its best if you have read your role through at least a couple of times. (No memorization though, you will have the script in front of you.)

For adults and others interested in the program, we will be recording this for sharing, so you will get a chance to enjoy the production soon.

From regular virtual programming to homework help, from book club to volunteer opportunities, there is still a lot for teens to do at Springfield Public Library. Follow us on Facebook, check out our online library calendar, or reach out to our Teen Services Librarian Cara Kinsey for more information.

Thanks to the Teen Advisory Board for helping choose our virtual program lineup!

What: Teen Readers Theater – The Monkey’s Paw

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 20

Where:  Check the library calendar for location and details at

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,



Preschool Fun with Art & Science Online Storytime

Families with preschoolers, join Springfield Public Library online at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 21 to learn about pumpkins! Learn how pumpkins grow and do some ooey-gooey science experiments. Free take-home science experience kits will be available at the library during curbside pick-up times (1-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday). Visit the online calendar at for the event link and more information.

What: Online preschool Art & Science Storytime

When:  10 a.m., Wednesday, October 21

Where:  Virtual event with GoToMeeting, find link at

Additional Information: LuCinda Gustavson, 541.726.2287,


VIRTUAL Kids’ Book Club

Kids ages 7-10 and their grownups are invited to join Springfield Public Library for a virtual book club at 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 21. This month’s book is Ivy + Bean: Book 1 by Annie Barrows. Come by the library during curbside pick-up hours, 1-3 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and request a free take-home activity kit. 

REGISTER in the online events calendar at to reserve your book and activity kit. A copy of the book is yours to keep or pass along. You can request extra activity kits in the registration comments for each child in your family who will be participating.

What: Kids Book Club for ages 7-10 [registration required]

When:  4 p.m., Wednesday, October 21

(Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477)

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243,


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