Indian Orchard Branch

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Indian Orchard Branch – 44 Oak Street – Springfield MA 01151
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44 Oak Street
Springfield MA 01151

Parking: On-street parking is available.

Book Drop: Located just outside of our Worcester Street entrance (next to the mini parking lot and glass doors).

PVTA Bus Routes: B6





413-263-6846

Manager: David Meeks
Supervisor: Peggy Dialessi

The Indian Orchard Branch will be closed for the following holidays:

The libraries will be closed on the following dates for holidays:
November 11, 2021 (Thursday)Veterans Day
November 24, 2021 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 25, 2021 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2021 (Friday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2021 (Saturday)Christmas Day
December 26 (Sunday)Christmas Weekend: Central Library Closed
December 31, 2021 (Friday)New Year's Day (Observed)
January 1, 2022 (Saturday)New Year's Day
January 2 (Sunday)New Year Weekend: Central Library Closed
January 17 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 21 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 17 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 18 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 30 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 20 (Monday)Juneteenth (Observed)
July 4 (Monday)Independence Day
September 5 (Monday)Labor Day
October 10 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11 (Friday)Veterans Day
November 23 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 24 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24 (Saturday)Christmas Eve
December 25 (Sunday)Christmas Day: Central Library Closed
December 26 (Monday)Christmas Day (Observed)
Computers: 6 public internet access computers, 3 children’s internet access computers, and two computers preloaded with educational games. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Users may have two sessions per day. Headphones are not provided. Earbuds are available at the Circulation desk for $1.

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

Indian Orchard Branch Library Community Room

 

To promote neighborhood culture and development, the library makes its community room available for educational, social service, and other organizations. 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.

Book a Librarian: For assistance with basic computing, job searching, homework, resume writing, trouble-shooting your computer, or just figuring out how to use your smart phone – Book-A-Librarian.
Opened March 18, 1909, the Indian Orchard Library was built with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. This Classical Revival Style building was designed by local architect John Donahue and built by local craftsmen. The Indian Orchard Branch was the first fully staffed suburban branch library in the city. This library has always played an important role as a community center and has traditionally been a place new immigrants could come to learn to become American citizens.

For more information about the history of the Indian Orchard Branch, download our brochure.

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Poetry Workshops, Performance At Springfield City Library: Apply Now For Master Class With Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez

Applications are now open for women, teen girls, and women-identified people interested in an introduction to writing and performing inviting, exciting, and inspiring poetry. Join this master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez.

Central Library Building Reopens; All 9 Springfield City Library Locations Resume Regular Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, September 7th 2021, the Central Library will open its doors to the community after 17 long months. Branch libraries will also resume operating full schedules on that date.

Reopening News

Springfield City Library branches reopen for limited hours starting July 6. Click for more details.

Branch Programs


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December Crafts and Take & Makes for Kids

Crafts and activities for kids at the library in December! | Children

Snowflake and Pomander Crafts – December 18

Celebrate the winter season by creating either a sparkly snowflake or an orange and clove pomander. | Children and Teens

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Mitten Tree

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves accepted for the mitten tree at all library locations. | All Ages

Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

Get ready to think outside of the box! This December, complete the Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt to enter to win prizes! | Teens

Convince Us Reader Challenge

Convince Us! The Reader Challenge

Every month bring your FAVORITE book, and persuade others to read it. Can you? | Teens

You're Invited Coffee Hour For Seniors

You’re Invited! Coffee Hour For Seniors

Seniors are invited to stop by for a visit! Bring along your knitting, grab some books, or catch up with a friend over coffee and a puzzle. | Senior Adults

Out Spoken Words Poetry Workshops

Out/Spoken Words: Workshops with Springfield’s Poet Laureate

Join a master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, for an introduction to writing and performing poetry! | Teens and Adults

QTs of Western MA

QTs of Western MA

Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens

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Romance Book Club

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults

Genealogy Drop-In Help

Genealogy Help Online Drop-In

Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.

Ukulele Strum Along

Ukulele Strum-Along – Online

Play along with other ukulele enthusiasts online, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. | Teens and Adults

Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

Just drop by and color your stress away. | Teens