Sixteen Acres Branch

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Sixteen Acres – 1187 Parker Street – Springfield MA 01129
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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 2020 holidays:
January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)New Year’s Day
January 20, 2020 (Monday)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2020 (Monday)Presidents’ Day
April 12, 2020 (Sunday)Easter: Central Library closed
April 20, 2020 (Monday)Patriot’s Day (MA holiday)
May 25, 2020 (Monday)Memorial Day
July 3, 2020 (Friday)Independence Day (Observed)
July 4, 2020 (Saturday)Independence Day
September 7, 2020 (Monday)Labor Day
October 12, 2020 (Monday)Columbus Day
November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)Veterans Day
November 25, 2020 (Wednesday)Thanksgiving Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
November 26, 2020 (Thursday)Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2020 (Thursday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 (Friday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2020
(Thursday)
New Year's Eve: All libraries close at 5 pm
December 24, 2020 (Thursday)Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 (Friday)Christmas Day
December 31, 2020 (Thursday)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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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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Valentines For Vets

Drop in at any location to make a Valentine card for residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. | All Ages

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Author Talk: Out on a Limb, by Robert Loesch – February 29

Springfield author Robert Loesch will talk about his new book, Out on a Limb. | Adults

Origami Workshop

Learn Origami with Valley Folds

Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding: origami! | All Ages

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Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension – February 4

Showing of Disney’s fun animated action and adventure, Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. | Children and Families

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STEM for Kids! at Sixteen Acres

Join us weekly to learn about STEM – play games, complete challenges, and make friends. | Children

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Intro to Sewing – Adults – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Adults

Intro to Sewing for Teens

Intro to Sewing – Teens – Sixteen Acres Branch

Learn the basics of hand sewing and design. | Teens

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt!

The library has a different scavenger hunt every month! | Children

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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

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.

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

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.

Neighborhood Playgroups

Come join us for fun and learning. | Children