Springfield City Library


The Springfield City Library: All Yours, Just Ask.   Our mission is:

The Springfield City Library actively connects with its diverse community and provides effective resources and a safe space for all. Our Library is a hub for free access to information and technology, social and civic engagement, and support of personal enrichment, well-being, and lifelong learning.

Through enriching, enlightening, entertaining, and educational programs we strive to achieve our mission and celebrate Springfield.

We book programs for adults, teens, and children. We have booked musicians, puppeteers, storytellers, poets, science educators, speakers, dancers, authors, and dramatists.

We have 9 library locations in the City of Springfield in Western Massachusetts. We offer programs at all of them, although only some have community rooms. The Central Library has a large rotunda where numerous music concerts have been held. Audience sizes have ranged from 10-100 in our various locations. No library has a stage or similar set-up.

We are Colleagues in the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Cultural Portfolio.


Primary Discipline

Humanities - General

Additional Disciplines

Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Children's
Literary Arts - Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Publishing
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Music - General
Music - Children's
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Mime
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Cartooning / Graphic Novel


Community Arts
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class

Additional Information

  • Approx. 4981 events per year
  • Has venues available
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round