Sixteen Acres Branch

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Sixteen Acres – 1187 Parker Street – Springfield MA 01129
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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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Eligible Springfield Residents Who Need Help Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment can Contact Springfield City Library and Department of Elder Affairs

Effective immediately, during open hours, Library and Elder Affairs staff will be available by phone to assist those eligible Springfield residents who do not have access to technology to book their vaccine appointments. 

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

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Local Resources for Small Business Owners

A panel presentation with representatives of local groups that assist small business owners. A detailed resource guide will be shared. | Adults

May Family Activities

May Family Activities

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

Supporting Yourself and Your Community: A Mental Health Workshop for Teens - ONLINE

Supporting Yourself and Your Community: A Mental Health Workshop for Teens

A workshop to help teens recognize signs of mental health distress in themselves and others. | Teens

Everything Grows Storytime

Everything Grows Storytime

Enjoy this wonderful storytime about gardening and growing for ages 0-5. | Children

ONLINE LAPSIT STORYTIME

Lapsit Storytimes Online

Join us Tuesdays in May to read books, sing songs, and do lap bounces together over Zoom. | Babies and Toddlers

Virtual Gardening Workshops

Virtual Gardening Workshops

A series on basic gardening practices designed to help novice and experienced gardeners alike. | Adults

QTs of Western MA

QTs of Western MA

Meet other LGBTQIA+ or allied teens from Springfield and beyond. | Teens

Virtual Teen Check-In

Virtual Teen Check-In

Join other Springfield Teens for fun and games! | Teens

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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

Genealogy Drop-In Help

Genealogy Help Online Drop-In

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

Ukulele Strum Along

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