Indian Orchard Branch

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Indian Orchard Branch – 44 Oak Street – Indian Orchard, MA 01151
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44 Oak Street
Indian Orchard, 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:
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
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.

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.

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 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

Teen Closet Cleaning Crafts

Teen Closet Cleaning Crafts

What can you create with our grab bag of crafting goodies? Your imagination is the limit! | Indian Orchard | Teens

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

Reading with Therapy Dogs

Reading with Therapy Dogs

Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression. | Children

Lego Questers

Lego Questers

Join other LEGO Questers in building our Quest of the week, or build your own. | Indian Orchard | Children

Minecraft Clubs

Build, play, create – and battle zombies, of course! | Indian Orchard | Children & Teens

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Using gentle stretching while seated, chair yoga allows adults of all abilities to improve flexibility and balance. | Indian Orchard & East Forest Park | Adults

Kids Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Kids’ Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Drop by your library, and see what craft is being offered this week! | Children