Welcome to the 2021 Springfield Public Library Teen Poetry Celebration.
We want to celebrate the talents of local teens by encouraging poetry writing for both the experienced writers and those new to the craft. Try a new style of poetry or sharpen your skills on old favorites. Your submission may be showcased to the community through social media and the library website. You may be asked to create a recording of your poem to share amongst the library videos.
Your poetry is appreciated, and we would argue you're a winner just for sharing your creativity! We will be celebrating submissions rather than comparing them.
Submit poetry by May 10th.
Don't be shy: celebrate your talents and submit a poem! Questions? Reach out to Librarian Cara at email@example.com.
At Springfield Public Library, teen programming starts at age 12. There are opportunities for readers and gamers. Introverts and the exuberantly loud are welcome. Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers enjoy. Teen programs are designed to provide a comfortable space for you to meet new people and make new friends or hang out with old friends. Along the way you'll think, you'll laugh, you'll learn, and you'll have fun.
There are two regular activities open to all teens.
These programs almost never require pre-registration.
If you have any questions, email the Teen Services Librarian, Librarian Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teen Tuesdays at 4:30 program happens weekly. This program always offers a chance for socialization. With different themes each week, you might also get:
In Teen Book Club, we talk about books in general. Come and discuss good books whether or not you've read the month's chosen title. Teen book club is open to teens ages 12 & up and meets every second Thursday at 4:30pm.
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly to brainstorm and select possible Teen Tuesday themes and programs and also come regularly to Tuesday events. Teens must be 13 to apply to join TAB.
Email Librarian Cara at email@example.com for more information or to apply.
Springfield Public Library | 225 5th Street [Inside City Hall] | Springfield, OR 97477-4636 | (541) 726-3766
Because the Library is in City Hall, we are working with other City departments to determine safe protocols for reopening fully. We want to ensure that we are following state guidelines in order to help put an end to the spread of the virus and to protect library staff and the public. We will be sharing information about reopening as soon as we have a plan to do so safely.
We are available by phone Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm at 541-726-3766 and happy to connect you to current services, such as: computer appointments, curbside pickup, personalized picks, reference services, and virtual programs. Or, visit our information on library services page for more information.