East Forest Park Branch

East Forest Park Branch will be closed after Saturday, November 2nd, to relocate to the new building! We do not have a firm date for the opening of the new building at this time.

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East Forest Park Branch – 122 Island Pond Road – Springfield MA 01118
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East Forest Park Branch Library Interior

122 Island Pond Road
Springfield MA 01118

Parking: Free parking is available in the shopping plaza lot.

PVTA Bus Route: X92


Manager: Grace Larochelle – glarochelle@springfieldlibrary.org
Supervisor: Linda Grodofsky

The East Forest Park Branch will be closed for the following holidays:

The libraries will be closed on the following 2018 / 2019 holidays:
January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)New Year’s Day
January 21, 2019 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 15, 2019 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
April 21, 2019 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
May 27, 2019 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 (Thursday)Independence Day
September 2, 2019 (Monday)Labor Day
October 14, 2019 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2019 (Monday)Veterans Day
November 27, 2019 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 28, 2019 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2019 (Tuesday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2019
New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
Computers: Four internet computers are available. An AWE computer for children is also available. All users may have two half-hour sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.
The East Forest Park Branch Library was officially opened in April of 2000. Neighborhood groups had been asking for a branch in the East Forest Park section of Springfield since the early 1950s. A former video store was creatively redecorated into a beautiful library branch located in a mini mall with free parking and is fully handicapped accessible.
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Branch News

‘Amazing’: Springfield commissioners tour East Forest Park Library branch (MassLive.com)

MassLive.com featured the new East Forest Park Branch construction – check out the amazing photos and video!


Springfield children clock over 500,000 summer reading minutes… so far

MassLive highlights Springfield kids’ summer reading totals so far – join our Summer Reading Club to contribute!


Branch Programs

October Games for Kids

Play October Games at the Library All Month Long!

I Spy Mr. Pumpkin and Candy Corn Count games at several locations. | Children


Infant/Toddler Storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and a craft. | Children

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Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults


Books & Brew Book Club at Nathan Bill’s

Cure your mid-week blues with a lively book discussion and some brew at Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant. | Adults


Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens


Afterthoughts Book Discussion Groups

A traditional book discussion group where everyone reads and discusses the same book. | Adults


Comic Book Creation for Teens at East Forest Park

Do you love comic books, graphic novels or webcomics? Did you ever want to create your own? | Teens


What-Ifs & Fix-Its: A Fanfiction Club for Teens – East Forest Park

Pop-culture fans come explore your favorite characters and create stories through fanfiction! | Teens