|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, 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)|
|January 1, 2022 (Saturday)||New Year's 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.
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.
Poetry Workshops, Performance At Springfield City Library: Apply Now For Master Class With Poet Laureate Magdalena Gómez
Applications are now open for women, teen girls, and women-identified people interested in an introduction to writing and performing inviting, exciting, and inspiring poetry. Join this master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez.
Beginning Tuesday, September 7th 2021, the Central Library will open its doors to the community after 17 long months. Branch libraries will also resume operating full schedules on that date.
Springfield City Library branches reopen for limited hours starting July 6. Click for more details.
A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults
Make your own calming tea blend, an aromatherapy scrub, and learn journaling skills at this fun session. | Teens
Start your culinary journey with our Cooking for Beginners course – separate classes for Teens and Adults! Join us monthly and learn to cook easy meals.
Join us for cooking classes for tweens and for parents to learn to make easy healthy lunches! | Children and Adults
Join a master class with Springfield’s Poet Laureate, Magdalena Gómez, for an introduction to writing and performing poetry! | Teens and Adults
Springfield College professor and freelance visual artist Simone Alter-Muri presents on gun violence and how art therapy can aid healing. | Adults
Robert Meeropol examines the controversial trial and execution of his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. | Adults
Your artwork can become part of a Springfield City Library comic book! | Children and Teens
Get your artistic flow on with prompts for a different drawing each day, or just draw what you like! Every day, open hours, in October. | Adults
Crafts and activities for kids in October at the library! | Children
Join us outdoors for songs, rhymes and a story or two. A great way to be ready for preschool and kindergarten! | Children
Join us for the Comics Club for Teens as we share our favorites in Anime, Manga, and American comics. | Teens
Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens
Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults
Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.