East Forest Park Branch

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East Forest Park Branch – 136 Surrey Road – Springfield MA 01118 – 413-263-6836
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136 Surrey Road
Springfield MA 01118

Parking: Free parking is available in the lot.

Book Drop: Two return slots are built into the front face of the building. They are to the right of the front doors, just behind the flagpole.

PVTA Bus Route: X92





413-263-6836

Manager:
Supervisor: Chelsea Bell

The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:
January 1, 2023 (Sunday)New Year's Day: Central Library Closed
January 2 (Monday)New Year's Day (Observed)
January 16 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 20 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 9 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 17 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 29 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 19 (Monday)Juneteenth
July 4 (Tuesday)Independence Day
September 4 (Monday)Labor Day
October 9 (Monday)Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 10 (Friday)Veterans Day
November 22 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 23 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24 (Sunday)Christmas Eve: Central Library closed
December 25 (Monday)Christmas Day
January 1, 2024 (Monday)New Year's Day

Children: 8 computers available. Half-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. 2 AWEstations available for early literacy learning.

Teens: 6 computers available. One-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. No headphones provided. Earbuds for $1 and flash drives for $5 are available at the desk.

Adults: 20 computers available. One-hour sessions with valid library card or guest access. No headphones provided. Earbuds for $1 and flash drives for $5 are available at the desk.

Printing: Black and white printing only is offered for 15 cents per page.

Copies: A photocopier is available for black and white copies. The charge is 15 cents per page for letter-size copies.

Connect to WiFi: The East Forest Park Branch Library provides free access to WiFi for your personal device. Before you connect please read our Computer Use and Internet Access Policy. To connect, navigate to your WiFi settings and choose LibraryPublicHotspot.  Problems? Please ask a Librarian.

Fax Service: Fax service is available at 2 fax/scanning stations. There is a $1 per job charge for a traditional fax. We cannot receive faxes.

Scanning: There is no charge to scan your document to an email address, USB, tablet or smartphone. To scan to your smartphone you must have a QR code app.

Mobile Printing: You can easily print on the East Forest Park Branch Library’s public printer during library hours from your home computer, laptop or mobile device. Imagine that! You don’t have to be in the  Library to print but you must pick up the print job on the same day during our open hours.

There are three ways to use our mobile printing option: (available during the library’s open hours)
1. Visit our online printer portal, enter your email address, upload your document or URL and click on green printer icon
2. Send or forward the document as an attachment via email to scl-efp-bw@printspots.com
3. Install the PrinterOn app for iOS or Android devices. Search for “SCL East Forest Park Branch Library.”

Come to the reference desk on the same day during our open hours to retrieve your print job. Black and white only; 15 cents a page. Please ask a staff member if you need help.

Here is a list of supported file formats in a pdf file.

The Community Room is available to reserve for outside use according to our Meeting Room Policy when the room is not needed for library purposes. Visit the Meeting Room page for information about booking the Community Room, to review our meeting room rules and policies,  and submit a meeting room request.

  • Location: Street level.
  • Capacity: 100.
  • Room Arrangement: There are typically 6 tables, 100 chairs, and 1 podium available.
  • Setup: Applicant responsible for setting up room.
  • Video Equipment: HD Television with HDMI connection and DVD player
    (you must bring any necessary adapters if you do not have a standard HDMI connector)
  • Audio Equipment: 8 Wired, Stationary Microphones (gooseneck microphones), 2 Lavaliers (wireless mics, can be attached to clothing), 2 Wireless Handheld Microphones, 4 Earbud devices for Hearing Impaired Patrons
  • Parking: Ample parking available in library lot.

The new East Forest Park Branch Library addresses the neighborhood’s needs with quadruple the space for book and media collections, technology access, a large community room, dedicated space for teens, accommodations for adult learners, and a spacious children’s department. The Library is located next to the Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School on Surrey Road, and nearby Pope Francis High School.

Promise Realized: East Forest Park Branch Library - Capital Campaign

Visit the Promised Realized page to learn more about the Capital Campaign and how you can help!

Watch a video tour of the library here!

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Branch News


‘Anthony’s Book Club’ to support literacy in Springfield (WWLP)

Join Thunderbirds forward Anthony Angello for ‘Anthony’s Book Club’, created in partnership with the Springfield City Library and the T-Birds Foundation.

Springfield Library offers online series for adult job seekers (WWLP)

This series, running from January to June, is to help support older adults that are looking for a new job or a new career direction. Anyone that is age 50 or older can do these free biweekly skill-building and networking group meetings on Zoom.

Springfield City Library collecting mittens, hats and scarves (Masslive.com)

New or handmade items are preferred. Items of all sizes are needed; more adult-sized items are needed at most locations. The Springfield Library system has been collecting since Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec 31.

Springfield City Library gets almost $500,000 grant for materials, programs and facilities (Masslive.com)

All nine branches of the Springfield City Library will benefit from the state aid grant.

Top 10 most wanted Springfield high school yearbooks for library to digitize (WWLP)

The library is trying to digitize as many Springfield high school yearbooks as we can. We have already received hundreds of yearbooks, but we are still missing several volumes.

Branch Programs


February Events & Activities for Adults

February Activities for Adults

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Adults

February Events & Activities for Teens

February Activities for Teens

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Teens

February Events & Activities for Children

February Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Children

January Events and Activities for Adults

January Activities for Adults

Join us for these events and activities at the library in January! | Adults

January Events and Activities for Children

January Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in January! | Children

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Watercolor Workshops

Watercolor Workshops

Take a break and join us for this vibrant watercolor workshop, perfect for beginning and experienced artists alike! | East Forest Park | Teens & Adults

Introduction to Sewing

Introduction to Sewing

We will cover the basic functions and techniques common to all sewing machines, as well as how to read a pattern. | East Forest Park | Adults

Winter Reading Challenge. Get a Bingo. Win a Prize! Ages 0-18. Jan 9 - Feb 18.

Discover Your Winter Reading Challenge

Mark off your reading progress on a special game board and join us for programs and activities! | Children

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ABC: Anthony’s Book Club

Join Springfield Thunderbirds player, Anthony Angello, as he shares some of his favorite books with you. | Children & Families

Tween Cooking Club

Tween Cooking Club

Come learn how to make fun, healthy meals, drinks, and snacks. | East Forest Park | Children

Code Builders

Code Builders

Build the skills you need to create animations, games, apps, and more using fun online tutorials! | East Forest Park | Teens