During the dark months of December, January and February, join us to celebrate the light by:
Pick 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!
During 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:
A 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.
Celebrate 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.
Springfield Public Library | 225 5th Street [Inside City Hall] | Springfield, OR 97477-4636 | (541) 726-3766
Library services will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 and we are closed on Sundays.
Phone service, curbside pickup, and computer/tech help appointments will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.