Sixteen Acres Branch

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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 2018 / 2019 holidays:
January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)New Year’s Day
January 21, 2019 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 15, 2019 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
April 21, 2019 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
May 27, 2019 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 (Thursday)Independence Day
September 2, 2019 (Monday)Labor Day
October 14, 2019 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2019 (Monday)Veterans Day
November 27, 2019 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 28, 2019 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2019 (Tuesday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2019
(Tuesday)
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.

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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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Springfield children clock over 500,000 summer reading minutes… so far

MassLive highlights Springfield kids’ summer reading totals so far – join our Summer Reading Club to contribute!

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Small Talk Springfield Parent Groups

Parents! You have the power to jumpstart your baby’s development!

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Branch programs


Cupcake Decorating – November 15

Sixteen Acres Branch Friday November 15 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | Ages 9-12 Show off your artistic ability with food! Decorate a cupcake, and then you’ll be able to eat it! Ages 9-12 welcome!

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Yoga With Heyda

Stress Buster Yoga for Teens

Learn valuable skills that will help teens relax through movement. | Teens

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Keep Moving: Take Steps to Relieve Pain & Improve Your Life – November 5

Maggie Downie, author, speaks about what you can do to reduce and manage pain without drugs or surgery. | Adults and Teens

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Percy Jackson Tea

Percy Jackson Tea – November 5

Join us for a celebration of the Percy Jackson stories. | Children

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Author Talk: Well-Come to Retirement – October 22

Author Dr. Patricia Peters Martin talks about her book Well-Come to Retirement: Thriving in Your Third Act. | Adults

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Now You’re Cooking! – Sixteen Acres

Share your favorite recipes in the Sixteen Acres Branch Library’s new cooking club | Adults

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Children's Books

Read to Cadence the Dog at Sixteen Acres

Children are invited to read to Cadence, from Bright Spot Reading Buddies, in a small group setting.

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Storytimes

Family Storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, movement, fingerplays, a craft, and playtime. | Children

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Knot Just Knitters

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

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Teen Advisory Boards

Would you like to make changes at the library? Join one of our Teen Advisory Boards and share your ideas. | Teens

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Teen Tuesdays – Sixteen Acres

If you are looking for a welcoming place to be after school, look no further.

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Neighborhood Playgroups

Come join us for fun and learning. | Children

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Chess for All Ages! Tuesdays at Sixteen Acres

Improve your skills or just enjoy a game. | All Ages

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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

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Every Day at Sixteen Acres – Art and Recyclables Makerspace

Drop in during open hours to learn and explore at our makerspace! | Children

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