Sixteen Acres Branch

Sixteen Acres Branch Library Children's Room
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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 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)
January 1, 2023 (Sunday)New Year's Day: Central Library Closed
January 2 (Monday)New Year's Day (Observed)
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.

Watch a video tour of the library here!

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Branch News


Springfield Yearbook Donations and Digitization

Donate yearbooks to preserve Springfield history and make them available online for all!

Springfield Libraries Eliminate Late Fees (Masslive.com)

Patrons of all Springfield City Library branches will no longer be penalized if they don’t return books and other materials on time.

Springfield Library Eliminates Fines & Announces Summer Reading Program (Video)

Watch a video of these official Springfield City Library announcements.

Branch programs


Mindful Reading with Cadence the Dog

Mindful Reading with Cadence the Dog – October 1 & 29

Reading with a pet is a calming, stress-free way to build fluency and expression. Join us to read with Cadence! | Sixteen Acres | Children

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Little Pumpkins Dress Up Storytime

Little Pumpkins Dress Up Storytime – Oct 17 & 24

Children are invited to come in costume (or not!) and celebrate autumn with songs, stories and fingerplays. | Sixteen Acres | Children

DIY Earrings

DIY Earrings

Design and create earrings for yourself or as a gift!|Sixteen Acres|Teens

Beautiful Beaded Bracelets

Beautiful Beaded Bracelets

Design and create a beaded bracelet for yourself or as a gift!|Sixteen Acres|Children & Teens

Low Waste DIY

Low Waste DIY

Stop spending money on single-use items, and join us to learn low cost and low effort ways to create less waste. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Eager Readers Book Club

Eager Readers Book Club

The book group for reading enthusiasts reads mostly contemporary novels, although occasionally historical fiction, adventures, and some non-fiction. | Sixteen Acres | Adults

Teen Choice Day

Teen Choice Day

Suggest YOUR program idea that you would like to see at the library. Then join us for the fun! | Teens

Kids Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Kids’ Weekly Drop-In Crafts

Drop by your library, and see what craft is being offered this week! | Children

413 Gourmet Club

413 Gourmet Club

A cooking class meets book club series for those who love to cook at home. Cook together – hands-on and in-person! | Adults

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read just one book a day to build a foundation for lifelong success. Prizes awarded for every 100 books! | Children

Playgroup

Home City Families: Playgroups

Parents and their children are invited to join us for stories, songs, and activities! | Children

Circle Time Fun

Circle Time Fun

Join us for songs, rhymes and a story or two at Circle Time Fun. | Sixteen Acres | Children

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Romance Book Club – Online

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

Knot Just Knitters

Knot Just Knitters

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