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Due to concerns about the spread of COVID19, the Library will be closed to the public until further notice. All public programs are postponed until further notice. While we are closed, items that have already been checked out will be automatically renewed and fines will be waived. Please do not return library materials to the book and media drops during the time the Library is closed. We encourage everyone to take advantage of our free streaming, downloadable e-resources, and online databases. For e-books, e-audiobooks, movies and music, visit hoopla and eLibraryNJ. For e-magazines, visit RBdigital. Follow us on Facebook for other news and resources. 

The Springfield Free Public Library and the Springfield Historical Society are working together to collect, organize and preserve documents and other items that will serve as a record of the experiences of Springfield Township residents during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All members of the community are welcome to participate. Items that can be submitted include written descriptions, personal reflections, poetry, video, music, photographs and other types of visual art. Submissions by children and teens are especially encouraged. Submissions should be sent to questions@sfplnj.org. A special section of the library‚Äôs webpage will be set up to serve as a digital archive for the items received. To learn more, visit Collecting Springfield History.

The Board of Trustees of the Springfield Free Public Library will hold a special virtual meeting via Zoom at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The sole agenda item on the agenda is the discussion of personnel matters. For more information on how to join the meeting.

Library Questionnaire

We want to make sure that the Springfield Free Public Library is providing the services you most need and want during this time of continued social distancing. In order to serve you effectively now, but also so that we can plan for the future, we ask that you take a few minutes to fill out a brief questionnaire. Please respond no later than May 31, 2020. To get started, click this link:

Have a question? 

If you have a question for the reference librarian, please send it to questions@sfplnj.org

If you have a question for the children's librarian, please send it to bmintz@sfplnj.org

If you have a question for the teen librarian, please send it to achunn@sfplnj.org

COVID-19 Information

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Download the comprehensive coronavirus pandemic resource guide for New Jerseyans.

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Summer International Film: Capernaum
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 01:00pm


126 minutes. Rated R.

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins and 35 nominations. While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents for neglect. Directed by Nadine Labaki. Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole. In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles.

Funding for the film program has been made possible by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Additional funding is also provided by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.