East Forest Park Branch

East Forest Park Branch is temporarily closed to relocate to the new building! We do not have a firm date for the opening of the new building at this time, although we hope December.

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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 2019 / 2020 holidays:
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 (Tuesday)New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)New Year’s Day
January 20, 2020 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2020 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 12, 2020 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 20, 2020 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 25, 2020 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 (Friday)Independence Day (Observed)
July 4, 2020 (Saturday)Independence Day
September 7, 2020 (Monday)Labor Day
October 12, 2020 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)Veterans Day
November 25, 2020 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 26, 2020 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2020 (Thursday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 (Friday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2020
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.
Promise Realized: East Forest Park Branch Library - Capital Campaign
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Branch News

Springfield students, donors get sneak peek inside East Forest Park library branch (Masslive.com)

Mayor Domenic Sarno hosted a soft opening and tour of the almost-completed East Forest Park Branch Library on Surrey Road Tuesday morning.


Mayor Sarno Holds Preview Tour at New East Forest Park Branch Library

Mayor Sarno invited community and local students for a special preview tour of their future library.


Branch Programs

Mitten Tree

Mitten Tree

Donate new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves to the mitten tree. | All Ages

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Candy Cane Reindeer Craft

Stop by and craft a cute reindeer from a candy cane. | All Ages

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt!

The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | 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