Sixteen Acres Branch

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Sixteen Acres – 1187 Parker Street – Springfield MA 01129
HOURS – July 6-Sept 6, 2021
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Exterior of the Sixteen Acres Branch Library
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, 2021 (Friday)New Year’s Day
January 2, 2021 (Saturday)Day After New Year's
January 18, 2021 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15, 2021 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 4, 2021 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 19, 2021 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 31, 2021 (Monday)Memorial Day
June 18, 2021 (Friday)Juneteenth (Observed)
June 19, 2021 (Saturday)Juneteenth
July 4, 2021 (Sunday)Independence Day
July 5, 2021 (Monday)Independence Day (Observed)
September 6, 2021 (Monday)Labor Day
October 11, 2021 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2021 (Thursday)Veterans Day
November 24, 2021 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 25, 2021 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2021 (Friday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2021 (Saturday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2021 (Friday)New Year's 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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Virtual Teen Check-In

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