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
1187 Parker Street
Springfield MA 01129
Parking: The library has ample free parking and is handicapped accessible.
PVTA Bus Routes: B17
Manager: Reggie Wilson
Supervisor: Lori Chasen
|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 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.
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 city will distribute another 25,000 at-home testing kits at several locations, including three library branches, starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
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.
WWLP interviewed people at Central Library on the first day of handing out rapid home covid test kits to Springfield residents.
Design a poster that celebrates Black History Month, and gain a chance to win a prize! | Teens
Crafts and take-and-make activities at the library in February! | Children and Families
Crafts and take-and-make activities at the library in February! | Teens
Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens
Crafts and activities at the library in January! | Children and Families
This online-only challenge will have you reading during the coldest months of the year! | All Ages
Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children
Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun. | Children
A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults
Learn to cook easy meals with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults!
Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Children and Adults
Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children
Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens
Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults
Share your favorite recipes at the cooking club | Adults