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.

PVTA Bus Routes: B6


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 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: 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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Branch News

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!


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Branch Programs

Mitten Tree

Mitten Tree

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

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Snowflake Fun for Everyone – December 22

Use beads, shimmery stems, and other supplies to craft a snowflake. | All Ages

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Holiday Cookie Decorating for Teens – December 17

Get in the holiday spirit by decorating your own sugar cookies. | Teens

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Seniors’ Rockin’ New Year’s Eve – Indian Orchard Branch

Ring in the new year early with friends and neighbors both new and old! | Seniors

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Decorate a Gingerbread House – December 11

Decorate a delicious gingerbread house. | Teens

Senior Salad Day

Senior Salad Day – December 11

Come and compose a delicious salad of local greens and fixings. | Seniors

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Family New Year’s Eve Party – Indian Orchard Branch

Come to the library to celebrate New Year’s Eve early. | Children

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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

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Wednesday Crafternoons

Stop by and make a fun craft! | Children


Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens – Indian Orchard

Just drop by and color your stress away. | Teens


Family Storytimes

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