Sixteen Acres Branch

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Sixteen Acres – 1187 Parker Street – Springfield MA 01129
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Services 9-5 9-5 10-6 9-5 9-5 9-3 Closed
Curbside 2-5 2-5 2-6 2-5 2-5 11-3 Closed
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:
December 24, 2020 (Thursday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 (Friday)Christmas Day
December 26, 2020 (Saturday)Day After Christmas
December 31, 2020 (Thursday)New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
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
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 Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
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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National Day of Racial Healing 2021

The Springfield City Library joins many organizations across the country in observing the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Servicio en la Acera

La recogida de materiales en la acera comienza en todas las bibliotecas de Springfield.

Statement on Racial Justice

Statement from the Library Director and the Springfield Library Commission on Racial Justice

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup of materials available at all Springfield City Library locations.

Library Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

Available services from Springfield City Library during the coronavirus pandemic.

Branch programs


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Resumes and Cover Letters with Google Templates

Learn about free resume and cover letter templates offered by Google. | Adults

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Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

Learn the basics of the ukulele in this fun, stress-free set of classes. | Teens and Adults

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Cooking With Chelsea – Live Online!

Join us and cook with Chelsea live! | Adults

Virtual Teen Check-In

Virtual Teen Check-In

Join other Springfield Teens for fun and games! | Teens

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Bilingual Music Classes with Nathalia Palis

Join us for bilingual family music classes online with singer-songwriter Nathalia Palis. | Children and Families

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February Family Activities

Take and make activities for children and families in February – pick up curbside while supplies last.

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Romance Book Club

Get your Happily Ever After fix from the new Romance Book Club! | Adults

Art Journaling For Teens

Drawn Together: Art Journaling for Teens

Art journal your feelings with monthly prompts and online sessions. | Teens

Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

Hit Us with Your Best Shot: a Photography Contest

Enter the contest and send us your photos on the theme “The Many Wonders of Springfield.” | Adults

Genealogy Drop-In Help

Genealogy Help Online Drop-In

Drop in online for help with family history, for beginners and experts alike.

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Ukulele Strum-Along – Online

Play along with other ukulele enthusiasts online, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. | Teens and Adults

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Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes at the cooking club | Adults

Knitting and Fiber Crafts

Knot Just Knitters

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

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Do you want to make changes at the library? Join Teen Advisory Board and share your ideas! | Teens

U.S. History Book and Media Discussion Group at Sixteen Acres

Members are encouraged to share any conversation-provoking history books that they are reading with the group. | Adults