Sixteen Acres Branch

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Sixteen Acres – 1187 Parker Street – Springfield MA 01129
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Sixteen Acres Branch Library

1187 Parker Street
Springfield MA 01129

Parking: The library has ample free parking and is handicapped accessible.

 

PVTA Bus Routes: B17





413-263-6858

Manager: Reggie Wilson
Supervisor: Lori Chasen

The Sixteen Acres Branch will be closed for the following holidays:

The libraries will be closed on the following 2018 / 2019 holidays:
September 3, 2018 (Monday)Labor Day
October 8, 2018 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2018 (Sunday)Veterans Day
November 12, 2018 (Monday)Veterans Day (observed)
November 21, 2018 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 22, 2018 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2018 (Monday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2018 (Tuesday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2018
(Monday)
New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)New Year’s Day
January 21, 2019 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 15, 2019 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
April 21, 2019 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
May 27, 2019 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 (Thursday)Independence Day
For children: two internet computers, one computer with pre-loaded games. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Children may have two sessions per day.

For adults: four internet stations with 30-minute sessions. Quiet study room has four additional computer stations, also with 30-minute sessions. 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.

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Sixteen Acres Branch 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.

The Sixteen Acres Library was first opened in 1966. A much needed addition was built and the newly remodeled library opened in June of 2000.
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Mitten Tree – December 1-31

Donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves may be added to the mitten tree in any library location. | All Ages

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Small Talk Springfield Parent Groups

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby’s development!

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Museum Passes

Check out our museum passes! Free or reduced admission to area Museums and Parks.

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Branch programs


New Year Cards for Meals on Wheels – December 1-29

Make a Card and Send Your Good Wishes! | Children

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Storytimes

Family Storytimes

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

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LEGO Clubs

LEGO enthusiasts let your imagination run wild! Drop in for freestyle building – meet new friends, and browse the library’s many LEGO themed books. | Children

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BYOB, a Book Discussion Group

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) and share your recent reads. Gain exposure to new authors, titles, and genres. | Adults

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Knot Just Knitters

Grab some needles and yarn, then come join us! Newcomers always welcome. | Adults

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Thursdays at Sixteen Acres – Neighborhood Playgroup

Come join us for fun and learning. | Children

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Mondays at Sixteen Acres – Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Drop in during open hours to learn and explore at our makerspace! | Children

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Teen Tuesdays – Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.

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