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Seasons of Light

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Celebrate the Season: Bring Light to the Darkness

During the dark months of December, January and February, join us to celebrate the light by:

  • creating a luminary,
  • donating to our Give Light drive,
  • joining our winter reading program and
  • enjoying Illumination, a downtown art installation.

Take Home Luminaria Kits

luminary graphicPick up a luminaria kit during Curbside Pickup Service. Showcase your luminaria in your windows, porch, or front doors of your home during these darkest days of the year to help bring a little light into our community. Tag your illuminated luminaria photo with #splseasonsoflight on social media or upload your photos to be included in our photo compilations!

Give Light Supplies Drive

hat and socks imageDuring this dark season, especially in the midst of a global pandemic, it is a good reminder that gratitude brings light to our lives. Many of us have much to be thankful for, while many in our community are struggling. In partnership with Carry It Forward, we invite you to give light to someone less fortunate by donating basic, life-saving supplies: specifically warm socks, hats, gloves, as well as hand and foot warmers.

Donations can be made at any Springfield Library book drop, Library curbside pickup and at these participating businesses:

  • Trash-n-Treasures Antiques and Collectables
  • Chuck & Alice
  • Plank Town Brewing Company
  • The Washburne Cafe
  • Heartless & Hopeless Tattoo 
  • Mezza Luna Pizzeria
  • Remember the Moon
  • Lovely
  • Haphazard Creativity

Seasons of Light Winter Reading Challenge

book graphicA relaxed reading program consisting of reading challenges, scavenger hunts and rewards to inspire readers during our rainy winter months. This includes an in-person-not-zoomed-choose-your-own-adventure experience for families in historic downtown Springfield commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. The project is in cooperation with Oregon Literary Fellow and local playwright Rachael Carnes, a team of creative local teen writers, the Springfield Public Library, and local businesses.

Register online for the Seasons of Light Winter Reading Challenge. The challenge begins January 1st. 

Illuminations: An Art Installation

Springfield history museum graphicCelebrate gratitude and hope during the dark months of January and February. Visit downtown Springfield between January 11th and March 1st to enjoy the glowing power of art in the community. Luminaria created by six local artists will be featured in the windows of the Springfield History Museum. Downtown businesses are invited to create and share their own luminaria and join the celebration.