Weed Memorial And Hollander Branch Library

1143 Hope Street
203-351-8285

The Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch, located in a renovated farmhouse, is the hub of the Springdale neighborhood, within walking distance for many residents.

The branch originally opened in 1954 in a farmhouse dating to 1810. The house had several owners, and at one point even housed a small school. In 1890, it was sold to Emmett L. Weed for $2,200. When Weed's widow, Jennie died in 1952, she bequeathed the house and property to The Ferguson Library, with the proviso that it become the Springdale branch of the library. It was named the Weed Memorial Branch.

A renovation in 2005 brought the Weed Branch into the 21st century, while preserving its historic charm. It was renamed the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch to acknowledge a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Milton Hollander.

In addition to its collection of books and other materials for children and adults, Weed sponsors many popular programs, such as preschool storytimes and adult book discussions. Springdale school children frequently visit the branch on field trips, and the cozy fireplace room is a popular spot on cold winter days.



Reviews

Michael Gorman

Rating:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Nice reading room but often too noisy because of staff talking loudly across the library to each other. Small parking lot and driveway makes parking difficult sometimes.

Santhanam Pattabiraman

Rating:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Very clean and organized

Andrew Brezovsky

Rating:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Great library with friendly staff, happy it has managed to stay open despite budget cuts.