Sixteen Acres 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.
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 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)
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.

Photograph of the Sixteen Acre Branch Community Room
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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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

February Take & Makes for Teens

Teen Take & Makes for February

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

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

Circle Time Fun

Circle Time Fun

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun. | Children

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

Cooking for Beginners

Cooking for Beginners

Learn to cook easy meals with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults!

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Lunch Bunch Cooking Classes

Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Children and Adults

Playgroup

Home City Families: Playgroup

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children

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

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Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes at the cooking club | Adults