Educating Adults in Western Massachusetts since 1984

 

How To Find Us

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Administrative offices in Greenfield
Amherst classroom
Greenfield classroom
Northampton classroom
North Quabbin classroom in Orange
Ware classroom 


The Literacy Project, Administrative Offices
15 Bank Row, Suite C
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-3934

From the East:
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route I-90):  Take the Pike to Route I-91 North.  Follow the directions below, From the Northampton Area and the South.

From Route 2 West: 

  • Take the exit onto Route 2A to Greenfield by turning left at the lights for that exit. 
  • Follow Route 2A through two sets of lights, and continue on 2A as it bears to the right at a blinking light; you are now on Main Street in downtown Greenfield. 
  • Go left at the next set of lights onto Bank Row (after you turn, the Greenfield Town Common will be on your right). 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common, in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

From Brattleboro and the North:

  • Take Route I-91 South to exit 26, for Greenfield. The exit ramp enters a rotary. 
  • Follow the rotary around to the exit for Route 2A, which is Main Street in downtown Greenfield.
  • Pass a Mobil Station on your right, and an Applebee’s on your left. 
  • Go straight through two sets of lights.  Pass Rite Aid Pharmacy on your right, then Wilson’s Department Store on your left. 
  • You will come to a set of lights where the Greenfield Town Common is on your right.  Turn right at the lights onto Bank Row. 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

From the Amherst Area:

  • Take Route 116 North, through North Amherst and Sunderland. 
  • After Sunderland, you will cross over the Connecticut River via a bridge.  Continue until you reach a T in the road at a traffic light.  A gas station will be on your left. 
  • Turn right at the light.  You will still be on Route 116, which has temporarily joined with Routes 5&10.  Continue approximately ½ mile, passing Yankee Candle on your left. 
  • At the second traffic light, following signs for Route 116 and route I-91 North, turn left. 
  • Turn right onto the entrance ramp for I-91 North, and follow the directions below, from the Northampton Area and the South.

From the Northampton Area and the South:

  • Take Route I-91 North to exit 26, for Greenfield.  The exit ramp ends at a rotary.
  • Take the first exit off the rotary, onto Route 2A, which is Main Street in downtown Greenfield.  Pass a Mobil Station on your right, and an Applebee’s on your left. 
  • Go straight through two sets of lights.  Pass Rite Aid Pharmacy on your right, and then Wilson’s Department Store on your left. 
  • You will come to a set of lights where the Greenfield Town Common is on your right.  Turn right at the lights onto Bank Row. 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

Parking:
Parking is available at meters on Bank Row, Main Street or side streets.  There are also un-metered lots (free parking) behind the Franklin County Court House (via Hope Street off of Main), Wilson’s Department Store (via Chapman Street off of Main), and behind Greenfield’s Market (via Wells Street off of Main). 

Entrance to the building: 
Enter from the right side on the street level.  Go through the basement to the end of the corridor, where there is an elevator and stairs.  We are on the second floor.  Welcome!



The Literacy Project, Amherst
at the Jewish Community of Amherst
742 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002
413-259-1663
 

From The North:

  • Take I 91 South to Routes 5 and 10 at Exit 24 (Whately/Deerfield).
  • Turn Left onto Routes 5 and 10. 
  • Continue .3 miles to a traffic light, and turn right onto Route 116.
  • Follow Route 116 through Sunderland into Hadley, about 9.8 miles, until Route 116 intersects with Route 9.     
  • Take a left onto Route 9 East (also Russell Street and 116 North).
  • Travel straight on Route 9 about 1.6 miles, passing through the center of Amherst and Amherst College. 
  • Turn left onto Dickinson Street, and travel .1 miles to the end of the street.
  • Turn right onto Main Street, and travel less than 1 mile to 742 Main Street. 
  • The building is past the Amtrak station and is on left side of the road. 
  • Look for the Jewish Community of Amherst sign indicating the parking lot entrance. If you reach a traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and South East Street, you’ve gone too far!
  • Come in the main entrance off the parking lot and our classrooms are just past reception, down the hallway on the right.

From Northampton:

  • Follow Route 9 east towards the center of Amherst.  You’ll travel past the Hampshire Mall in Hadley, and proceed through the center of Amherst and the Amherst College campus. 
  • Turn left onto Dickinson Street, and travel .1 miles to the end of the street.  Dickinson Street is .3 miles from the intersection of Route 9 and 116/Pleasant Street.
  • Turn right onto Main Street, and travel approximately 1 mile to the driveway for 742 Main Street. 
  • The building is past the Amtrak station and is on left side of the road. 
  • Look for the Jewish Community of Amherst sign indicating the parking lot entrance. If you reach a traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and South East Street, you’ve gone too far!
  • Come in the main entrance off the parking lot and our classrooms are just past reception, down the hallway on the right.

From UMass:

  • Head towards the “downtown” section of Amherst.  As you enter the center of town, you’re on North Pleasant Street.  You’ll see the post office, Starbuck’s and Antonio’s Pizza on the left, and CVS and the fire station on the right. 
  • At the next traffic light, take a left onto Main Street. 
  • Travel down Main Street approximately 1 mile to 742 Main Street. 
  • The building is past the Amtrak station and is on left side of the road. 
  • Look for the Jewish Community of Amherst sign indicating the parking lot entrance. If you reach a traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and South East Street, you’ve gone too far!
  • Come in the main entrance off the parking lot and our classrooms are just past reception, down the hallway on the right.

From South Amherst, Hampshire College or Mt. Holyoke:

  • Travel North on Route 116 towards Amherst.  As you approach the center of Amherst, you’ll see Amherst College on your right. 
  • Go straight at the intersection with Route 9.  You’re now on South Pleasant Street.  You’ll see the Town Common (a big grassy area) on your right. 
  • At the end of the Town Common (less than .1 miles from the intersection), take a right onto Main Street and travel less than 1 mile to 742 Main Street. 
  • The building is past the Amtrak station and is on left side of the road. 
  • Look for the Jewish Community of Amherst sign indicating the parking lot entrance. If you reach a traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and South East Street, you’ve gone too far!
  • Come in the main entrance off the parking lot and our classrooms are just past reception, down the hallway on the right.


The Literacy Project, Greenfield

15 Bank Row, Suite D
Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-3935

From the East:
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route I-90): 

  • Take the Pike to Route I-91 North.  Follow the directions below, From the Northampton Area and the South.

From Route 2 West

  • Take the exit onto Route 2A to Greenfield by turning left at the lights for that exit. 
  • Follow Route 2A through two sets of lights, and continue on 2A as it bears to the right at a blinking light; you are now on Main Street in downtown Greenfield. 
  • Go left at the next set of lights onto Bank Row (after you turn, the Greenfield Town Common will be on your right). 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common, in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

From Brattleboro and the North:

  • Take Route I-91 South to exit 26, for Greenfield. The exit ramp enters a rotary.  
  • Follow the rotary around to the exit for Route 2A, which is Main Street in downtown Greenfield.
  • Pass a Mobil Station on your right, and an Applebee’s on your left. 
  • Go straight through two sets of lights.  Pass Rite Aid Pharmacy on your right, then Wilson’s Department Store on your left. 
  • You will come to a set of lights where the Greenfield Town Common is on your right.  Turn right at the lights onto Bank Row. 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

From the Amherst Area:

  • Take Route 116 North, through North Amherst and Sunderland. 
  • After Sunderland, you will cross over the Connecticut River via a bridge.  Continue until you reach a T in the road at a traffic light.  A gas station will be on your left. 
  • Turn right at the light.  You will still be on Route 116, which has temporarily joined with Routes 5&10.  Continue approximately ½ mile, passing Yankee Candle on your left. 
  • At the second traffic light, following signs for Route 116 and route I-91 North, turn left. 
  • Turn right onto the entrance ramp for I-91 North, and follow the directions below, from the Northampton Area and the South.

From the Northampton Area and the South:

  • Take Route I-91 North to exit 26, for Greenfield.  The exit ramp ends at a rotary.
  • Take the first exit off the rotary, onto Route 2A, which is Main Street in downtown Greenfield.  Pass a Mobil Station on your right, and an Applebee’s on your left. 
  • Go straight through two sets of lights.  Pass Rite Aid Pharmacy on your right, and then Wilson’s Department Store on your left. 
  • You will come to a set of lights where the Greenfield Town Common is on your right.  Turn right at the lights onto Bank Row. 
  • We are at 15 Bank Row, on the left, across from the Common in the brick building with green shutters, housing the Connecticut River Watershed Council and TLP. 
  • See parking and building entrance instructions below.

Parking:
Parking is available at meters on Bank Row, Main Street or side streets.  There are also un-metered lots (free parking) behind the Franklin County Court House (via Hope Street off of Main), Wilson’s Department Store (via Chapman Street off of Main), and behind Greenfield’s Market (via Wells Street off of Main). 

Entrance to the building: 
Enter from the right side on the street level.  Go through the basement to the end of the corridor, where there is an elevator and stairs.  We are on the second floor.  Welcome!


The Literacy Project, Northampton
James House Community Learning Center
42 Gothic Street
Northampton, MA 01062
413-584-6755 

From the North:

  • Take 91 South to exit 20. 
  • Go straight off the ramp and down King Street (Routes 5 &10) toward Northampton.  You will travel through a few traffic lights.
  • Take the second right after the Dunkin Donuts onto Trumbull Rd.
  • Take your first left onto Gothic Street.
  • The site is a large white house on the right just after the public parking lot. Park here. This is a ticket paid/metered lot. There are also metered spaces on the street.
  • Enter at the back of the buliding via the handicap ramp.
  • The office is straight through the door next to the elevator. The classrooms are downstairs and can be accessed via the elevator, or the stairs to the left.

From the South:

  • Take 91 North to exit 19.  At the end of the ramp go West on Route 9, to Northampton. 
  • After you travel under a colorfully painted railroad bridge, you will come to a set of lights that is the intersection of Route 9 and Routes 5 & 10 (Main Street and King Street.)
  • Go straight through the lights for 1 block.
    Take your first right onto Gothic Sreet.
  • The site is a large white house on the left just before the public parking lot. Park here. This is a ticket paid/metered lot. There are also metered spaces on the street.
  • Enter at the back of the buliding via the handicap ramp.
  • The office is straight through the door next to the elevator. The classrooms are downstairs and can be accessed via the elevator, or the stairs to the left.

From the East:

  • Take Route 9 West through Amherst and Hadley.
  • Cross the Coolidge Bridge over the Connecticut River, and continue on Route 9 into Northampton.
  • After you travel under a colorfully painted railroad bridge, you will come to a set of lights that is the intersection of Route 9 and Routes 5 & 10 (Main Street and King Street.)
  • Go straight through the lights for 1 block.
    Take your first right onto Gothic Street.
  • The site is a large white house on the left just before the municipal parking lot. Do not park in the lot. There are metered spaces on the street.
  • Enter at the back of the buliding via the handicap ramp.
  • The office is straight through the door next to the elevator. The classrooms are downstairs and can be accessed via the elevator, or the stairs to the left.

Parking:
The parking lot next to the building is a ticket paid/metered lot.  There are also metered spaces on the surrounding streets. 


The Literacy Project, North Quabbin

Central School, 34 North Main St., Orange, MA 01364
978-544-8917

From Greenfield and West:

  • Take Rte. 2 east past the Erving Paper Mill to where Rte. 2A splits off toward Orange and Athol. 
  • Bear right onto 2A and follow approximately 2.5 to 3 miles to Orange center (traffic light).  Go left at the light.  Orange Town Hall and Universalist Church are on your left. 
  • The Literacy Project (North Quabbin Adult Learning Center) is in Central School (34 N. Main St.) on the right hand side of the street. 
  • Park in front or on side street just past the building. 
  • We are on the first floor, left hand side of hallway.

From Northampton/Amherst and south:

  • Take Rte. 9 to the light at Amherst town common (top of the long hill past the malls). 
  • Turn left onto Pleasant St. and then take your first right onto Main St.
  • Follow Main St. through West Pelham to Pelham (about 7 miles), where the road ends at Rte. 202. 
  • Go left (north) on Rte. 202, follow for approximately 12 miles to the third flashing light (the first is in New Salem center, the second where Rte. 122 comes in from the right), where Rte. 122 turns off to the left toward Orange. 
  • Take a left onto Rte. 122 and follow it about 3 miles to the second traffic light (Getty station on left) in the center of Orange. 
  • Go straight through light.  Orange Town Hall and Universalist Church are on your left. 
  • The Literacy Project is in Central School (34 N. Main St.) on the right hand side of the street. 
  • Park in front or on side street just past the building. 
  • We are on the first floor, left hand side of hallway.

From Ware:

  • Take either Church St. or Rte. 9 east to Rte. 32 North (toward Gilbertville).   In Gilbertville, go straight past Cumberland Farms onto Rte. 32A
  • (do NOT turn right with Rte. 32).
  • Follow 32A 13 miles through Hardwick to Rte. 122 in Petersham. 
  • Turn left onto Rte. 122, follow to Rte. 202. 
  • Turn right onto Rte. 202 and 122, then go about a mile to the next flashing light. 
  • Turn left at the flasher onto 122 toward Orange, then follow the directions from Northampton, above.


The Literacy Project, Ware

23 West Main Street, Suite 3
Ware, MA  01082
413-967-9902

 From Greenfield/North

  • Take I 91 South to Routes 5 and 10 at Exit 24 (Whately/Deerfield).
  • Turn Left onto Routes 5 and 10.  
  • Continue .3 miles to a traffic light, and turn right onto Route 116.
  • Follow Route 116 through Sunderland into Hadley, about 9.8 miles, until Route 116 intersects with Route 9.     
  • Take a left onto Route 9 East (also Russell Street and 116 North).
  • Travel straight on Route 9 through Belchertown and into Ware.  Ware is approximately 10 miles from Belchertown. 
  •  As you approach the center of Ware, you’ll see 23 West Main Street on your left.
  • Look for the signs to The Literacy Project or the Ware Adult Learning Center (our former name for the site). 
  • It is a white building, and a dance studio and the Quaboag Valley Community Development center are on the first floor.
  • Enter by the side door and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and follow the signs.

From Amherst/Northampton

  • Take Route 9 East (also Russell Street and 116 North).
  • Travel straight on Route 9 through Belchertown and into Ware.  Ware is approximately 10 miles from Belchertown. 
  •  As you approach the center of Ware, you’ll see 23 West Main Street on your left.
  • Look for the signs to The Literacy Project or the Ware Adult Learning Center (our former name for the site). 
  • It is a white building, and a dance studio and the Quaboag Valley Community Development center are on the first floor.
  • Enter by the side door and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and follow the signs.

Parking is available in the lot next to the building. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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