Liberty Branch Library
773 Liberty Street
Springfield MA 01104
Manager: Reggie Wilson
The Liberty Branch Library was built in 1930 to serve the new Liberty Heights suburb of Irish and French Canadian immigrants who were settling this part of the city as the Street Car lines were extended out Carew Street. Skilled workers and their families immediately made this library a popular and much appreciated part of the community. 1800 books were checked out the first day the Library was opened. Designed by architect Max Westoff in the Colonial Revival style with a Southern Flair in the use of the double chimneys on either end, this truly is an Architectural gem. W. W. Davis Construction built the Library for $35,000. They also constructed the Glenwood and Liberty schools.
Thursday, June 20 at 2 pm
Do you play SCRABBLE or Words with Friends online and wish you could play face-to-face? Bring a friend and enjoy a game of Scrabble in person! All ages and skill levels are welcome! Coffee and tea provided.
Urban Fiction Book Group NEW!
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 pm
Sign up online!
Does Urban Fiction reflect the world you live in? Also known as “street lit,” Urban Fiction exposes readers to the gritty realities of modern street life in urban America. Meet other Urban Fiction readers and discuss your favorite street lit authors, Sistah Souljah, Wahida Clark, Tracy Brown, and Zane. Ages 18 and up, please. The group will continue on the last Tuesday of the month. Next meeting on May 28.
- Reference: assists patrons in finding answers and/or materials
- Reader's Advisory: helps patrons of all ages find the right book
- PACS to access local and regional library catalogs
- Interlibrary and intralibrary loan service
- Access to databases with general, health and business information for adults and children
- Computer access: sign up at reference desk
- Word processing: 30 minute slots
- Internet: 30 minute slots
- Staff-assisted photocopying