Springfield Staff Share Scary Stories (or SSSSS!) is coming to YouTube from October 25 to Halloween! Watch ‘SSSSS!’ to make you “Scream!” Each day, from October 25 leading up to Halloween, Springfield Public Library staff will share a new scary story on their YouTube channel: Stories will include poems, classic stories and even reader’s theater put on by the Teen Advisory Board. Launched in April, the Springfield Public Library YouTube channel has more than 100 videos featuring stories, songs, chants, Yoga, homeschooling hints, art tutorials, how-to videos and more!

All events are free and open to the community.

What: SSSSS! (Springfield Staff Share Scary Stories)

When:  Daily, October 25 to October 31


Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238,


Costume Mafia

Springfield Public Library hosts Virtual Teen Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. each week. Teens are invited to log in and join the online discussion. This week, October 27, we’ll be playing the social game Mafia. Sign in wearing a costume or not, your choice, and we’ll have fun crafting the story around the costumed and un-costumed characters that come to play!  We’ll have a friendly costume contest and choose at least one winner. Costumes should be appropriate.  Free, for teens ages 12 and older.

From regular virtual programming to homework help, from book club to volunteer opportunities, there’s 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: Costume Mafia – Costume Contest and Games

When:  4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 27

Where:  Check the library calendar for location and details at

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653,


Virtual Family Storytime: Nighttime adventures

Storytime comes to you in virtual meeting format! Springfield Public Library offers weekly, family storytimes at 10 a.m., every Wednesday morning. Books, songs and activities are selected to encourage early literacy and foster a love of learning. This week, join Librarian Taylor to learn about the night! Books and activities are selected with preschool and early elementary ages in mind, but all are most welcome to join.

You will be able to see and hear us, play along, sing and dance, all in the privacy of your home. You can choose to be on camera or not. We encourage you to share your webcam to more fully participate in the fun, but it is not required. The session will not be recorded to preserve your privacy. All events are free and open to the public.

What: Virtual Family Storytime

When:  10 a.m., Wednesday, October 28

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

Additional Information: Taylor Worley, 541.726.2243,


“The children of the night… what music they make” at Springfilm

Before he was Saruman or The Man with the Golden Gun, Christopher Lee was known for playing one iconic character – Count Dracula. The Springfield Public Library invites you to stream the classic gothic horror movie ‘Count Dracula’ at home with your library card and then join a terrifyingly lively online discussion at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 29.  Released in 1970 and advertised as the most faithful film adaption of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, the film was just one of four movies released that year with Lee playing the Count.  Directed by legendary B movie director, Jesús Franco, it was the first film adaption to show Dracula becoming younger as he feeds on his victims. The film is available to be streamed via the library’s streaming service, AVOD, here:

Starring Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski and Maria Rohm; 98 mins; PG.

All attendees will go into the draw for a fantastic virtual door prize! For more information or for help accessing Infobase AVOD please phone 541.726.3766 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Springfilm Presents: ‘Count Dracula’ Film Discussion

When:  7 p.m., Thursday, October 29

Where: (Online)

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238,


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