Springfield Library’s Summer Programs!


Springfield City Library Summer Reading Club for Teens 2014


Register for Spark a Reaction! at any Springfield City Library or from home starting

June 23. 


This summer, you earn rewards for reading and for learning new digital skills!


Go to the Library’s Teen Page, register, and share your opinions about the books you read.  Just click on Teens at the Library’s web site (www.springfieldlibrary.org) or type in this URL: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/services/teens/.


Demonstrate your creative digital skills and earn more rewards. You can attend a Digital Media Mini-camp at any branch library and learn to make a video or a sound recording that will Spark a Reaction in your world.  Completed digital artworks will be shown at a Teen Digital Media Festival on August 20.


Here’s how you can participate:


Read and review 1 book: You’ve earned an invitation to Roller Skating Party held on August 4 at Interskate 91.


Read 5 books: We’ll order any book you’d like, up to a list price of $11.99.  Ask your librarian for the book order form.


Read 10 books: Choose a second book.  Or combine your prizes for 1 book up to $23.99 list price.


Read 15 books: You’ve definitely Sparked a Reaction at your Library! You’ve earned a gift card from Friendly’s, Subway or another restaurant.


New this year! Participate in a Digital Media Mini-camp and earn credit toward your book prizes. A two-day Mini-camp counts as 2 books logged, and submitting your completed video or sound recording for showing at our Teen Digital Media Festival counts as a 3rd book.


If you need help logging your book reviews online, or if you have questions, ask your branch librarian or call Martha at 263-6828 ext.425.


The last day to log books is Saturday August 30.

Have fun reading!

Martha Coons, Young Adult Librarian, Springfield City Library     mcoons@springfieldlibrary.org

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Where are all the women?


A true Fan. tp

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I “heart” Emily. She is one smart woman and I love her approach to finding more women in STEM.  What’s that? Oh. Women in STEM need to step up and be a role model. I’m now an Emily fan and plan to watch all her shows, found at http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop. What I love about Emily is not just her calling out women to get public about their nerdiness, but her push to deliver quality educational content about science making science accessible to everyone. What’s not to love about that???

The last 20 years of my career I’ve worked in high tech. I have been fortunate enough to work beside amazing women – and not just in marketing or HR. I’ve worked with amazing women technologists, coders, data junkies, and QA mavens. These women rocked it.

Thanks, Emily!

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Get Thee to a Library — Prizes for Everybody All Summer Long

Get Thee to a Library -- Prizes for Everybody All Summer Long

Summer Reading Program for All

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World Bank http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx

Both of these are free to use and have a wealth of data.



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