Young Adult Department
The West Springfield Public Library is firmly committed to providing materials and services to our local teen population.
We always welcome the energy and creativity you bring to the library!
We have a large up-to-date collection of popular fiction titles as well as a generous supply of manga and graphic novels.
The Teen Room also includes magazines, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and playaways (pre-loaded book on MP3 player). and an XBOX 360.
Need to do your homework? We have computers and a printer (bring your library card!) to help you get it done.
We also have several databases and research tools to make doing your homework easier.
We have chairs and tables with plug-in stations to charge your device, too!
We will soon be accepting student applications for
The Ruth M. Peck Memorial Internship
The West Springfield Public Library will be accepting applications from students in grades 10-12 and homeschool equivalent for the
Ruth M. Peck Memorial Internship starting Monday, April 2. Applications, which can be obtained at the Borrower Services, Adult Services, and Young Adult Services Desks, will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 9. The internship will take place on Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. starting on April 21 and ending on May 26. Students must attend all sessions. Interns will learn about advocacy, achievement, and advancement through the Science of Information, visiting each department of the Library and completing an independent project.
Come check out your Teen Room where...
you can read, relax, do your homework, play chess, or simply daydream...
Keep in touch with the latest with West Side social media!
Check out the Library's Upcoming Events calendar
and the list below so you never miss a cool event!
Teen Book Club!
In April, we're reading
The Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Read the book during April and we'll meet to discuss it on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Borrow a copy from a library using your valid library card!
Tuesday, May 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets once a month
to plan teen programs, fun crafts to do, talk about favorite authors/book series,
movies/TV shows, what new anime and manga to get, video gaming nights, and more!
Refreshments will be served.
Teens, age 13-17, are welcome to join us for any meeting you are able to attend!
Every Saturday is Teen Games Day!
Come by to play XBOX 360, card games, table top games
and have fun with your friends--and meet new ones--in the Teen Room!
Teen Movie Night!
Every last Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
we'll screen a movie in the Teen Room and serve popcorn.
Knit 1, Purl 2 is back!
Every last Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. we'll gather to knit, crochet, sew, cross-stitch...
whatever fiber & fabric project you're working on
drop by with your materials and work in the company of others.
Some yarn will be provided and we have knitting looms but please bring your own needles!
Teen Craft Night!
Every last Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. we'll have fun with arts & crafts.
Drop by for crafts like beading, making bookmarks, glitter pens, letter stamping, painting, & origami.
Have an idea for a program? Write it down in our Idea Jar at the Teen desk!
Learning how to drive?
We've partnered with Driving-Tests.org for MA RMV practice driving tests!
Wondering what to read next?? check out..... Flippin' Pages - Blog WSPL Young Adult Book Blog