Chicopee Public Library, Emily L. Partyka Central Branch
449 Front Street, Chicopee MA 01013
To reach us by phone: 413-594-1800
Hours, Press 2
Circulation, Press 3
Reference, Press 4
Children's Room, Press 5
To reach us by fax: 413-594-1819
For Directions to the Library, click here.
The beginnings of the library started in 1853 when the Cabot Institute donated its collection of nine hundred books to form a public library. The town voted on March 11, 1853 to support a public library from tax dollars, making the Chicopee Public Library the first library funded by public funds on the western side of the state.
In 1879 the Chicopee Falls branch was started, followed by Willimansett in 1898 and Fairview in 1906.
In 1907, Mrs. Spaulding donated $20,000 towards a new library building and on May 13, 1913, the Chicopee Library opened its first building built solely for the purpose of being a library.
In 2004, the Library expanded again, opening its current location on 449 Front Street
The Library just completed its next long range plan for 2012-2017. It is available for download.
For a more detailed history of the library, read the library history page
- Carl Sittard, Chairperson
Term through 2/1/2014
- Norman Girouard, Vice Chairperson
Term through 2/1/2015
- Carolyn Fitzgerald
Term through 2/1/2016
The staff of the Chicopee Public Library strives to bring you the best possible library services. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the appropriate person or department below. To reach us call: 413-594-1800 and then the appropriate extension.
|Library Director||x119||Nancy M. Contois|
|Assistant Director||x106||MaryJane Trybulski|
|Systems Librarian||x115||Diane Robillard|
|Administrative Manager||x117||Linda Koske|
|Youth Services Coordinator||x120||Erin Daly|
|Senior Reference Librarian||x125||Carol Lynne Bagley|
|Community Services Librarian||x124||Anne Gancarz|
|Electronic Reference Services Librarian/Webmaster||x114||Amber K. Clooney|
|Community Room Reservations||x122||Pat Dowd|