Indian Orchard Branch

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Springfield City Libraries are temporarily reducing hours starting January 4th, 2022 due to the increased number of cases of COVID-19. Please continue to check back here or call us for future updates.
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:
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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Three Library Branches to Provide At-Home Rapid Covid-19 Testing Kits for Springfield Residents

The city will distribute another 25,000 at-home testing kits at several locations, including three library branches, starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Springfield City Library Temporarily Reduces Hours and Limits Services

Beginning January 4th, 2022, library patrons may enter their local library to pick up their materials but all in-person programming is suspended, including computer access and usage.

Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits available for Springfield residents (WWLP)

WWLP interviewed people at Central Library on the first day of handing out rapid home covid test kits to Springfield residents.

Branch Programs


Black History Month Poster Contest

Black History Month Poster Contest

Design a poster that celebrates Black History Month, and gain a chance to win a prize! | Teens

February Crafts and Take & Makes for Kids and Families

February Crafts and Take & Makes for Kids

Crafts and take-and-make activities at the library in February! | Children and Families

Teen Choice Day

Teen Choice Day

Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens

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January Crafts and Take & Makes

Crafts and activities at the library in January! | Children and Families

Winter Reading Challenge 2022 - Runs January 3rd through February 18th

Winter Reading Challenge

This online-only challenge will have you reading during the coldest months of the year! | All Ages

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children

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

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

Not Your Ordinary Coloring Club for Teens

Just drop by and color your stress away. | Teens