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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- All Springfield public libraries are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday on a reduced summer schedule with the exception of the city's Central Library.

The library located on State Street will remain closed through September 7th due to a lack of air conditioning in the building.

“After conferring with Commissioner Caulton-Harris and PBRM Director Patrick Sullivan we are confident that with new COVID-19 cases continuing to drop and vaccination rates increasing along with the improvements and public health and safety measures implemented at our public libraries and senior centers we can now begin to reopen these facilities,” Sarno said in a statement.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced the dates for the reopening of the public libraries and senior centers.

Library branch hours will be as follows:


East Forest Park

Forest Park

East Springfield

Indian Orchard

Mason Square

Sixteen Acres

Monday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday : 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday : 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.*

*Brightwood will remain closed on Saturdays


Meanwhile, the Library Express at Pine Point will be open Monday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  It will be closed Tuesday and Thursday.

Curbside pickup services will also continue at all locations.

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