• Do your research online

       Search Gale Virtual Reference Library, for
       school or work related research

       Job & Career Accelerator can help prepare
       resume, cover letter, interview, find and apply
       for jobs

  • 24/7 Access to library resources online

      The Holyoke Public Library has electronic resources
       to help you and your children, from reading
       local newspapers, e-books and magazines,
       to listening to music or recorded books, to helping

       your students with their online home assignments.

       And while your children are working on their
       school work, why not take

       an online non-credit course, get ahead
       by earning Continuing Education Units/Credits
       or prepare for a new career or new job, learn
       a new language with your children, learn
       to play a musical instrument together, or be creative
       and have fun with online instructional videos.

  • Stay connected with your digital library

      Electronic resources to help you and your children,
       from reading local newspapers, e-books and
       magazines
    , to listening to music or recorded books,
       to helping your students with their
       online home assignments.

       And while your children are working
       on their school work, why not take an
       online non-credit course, get ahead by
       earning Continuing Education Units/Credits
       or prepare for a new career or new job,
       learn a new language with your children,
       learn to play a musical instrument together, or
       be creative and have fun with online instructional
       videos.

  • 2020 U.S. Census

      April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for
      the 2020 Census. When completing the census,
      you will include everyone living in your home on
      April 1, 2020. Census Day will be celebrated with
      events across the country.

    Important dates

    • March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
    • Video Guide to Completing Census -- English
    • Video Guia para Completar el Censo -- Spanish
    • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
    • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
  • Tax Forms

       Do you need to print a tax form? Click here to
       access the IRS Forms and Publications
       directory. You can also order federal forms
       directly from the IRS here.

       Click here to access the Massachusetts
       DOR tax forms and instructions.

     


    Massachusetts and Federal Taxes: MA DOR and IRS have extended both the tax filing and the tax payment deadline from the traditional April 15 to July 15.

  • All ages audio book database


    Available until August 31, 2020

  • Collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!


    Available until August 31, 2020

  • PBS LearningMedia

       


       PBS LearningMedia, your free go-to site for supplemental
       resources for distance learning. PBS LearningMedia
       offers a wide array of standards-aligned resources for PreK-12 across the
       curriculum.

  • Surgeon General Social Distancing -- Slow the Spread

  • Protect Yourself -- Stay at Home

  • Children can link to any book on TumbleBooks' website!

      Click Index for lists all of the titles in the collection, and you can sort it by Title, Author, Type, or AR number if you wish! You can also jump to a specific letter of the alphabet by clicking on the letters in the “Jump to” line.

  • Summer Reading Program 2020

     

     Register today for the Summer Reading  Program, running from June 29th to August 11th! Challenges are available for children, teens, and adults, and you have the chance to win badges, tickets, and prizes just for reading!

    Register on our Beanstack website or by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app today.

  • Dragon: Return of the Ice Sorceress by the ScienceTellers

    Two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, they might need to look to themselves (and to science) for the answer!

    Join the ScienceTellers for their incredible performance of Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress, which will be available to stream from July 27th to August 31st! The link will be posted on our website and Facebook page on Monday, so keep your eyes peeled!

  • Gr 7-12 ebook database


    Available until August 31, 2020

  • K-6 children's ebook database


    Available until August 31, 2020

  • K-6 math ebook database


    Available until August 31, 2020

  • Book Bundles for Kids

    The Children's Room is now offering Book Bundles through our curbside pickup service! Each bag has a selection of books from a certain genre or theme that we think you'll love,

    Please call the Children's Room at 413-420-8105 or email cpope@holyokelibrary.org to get yours today!

  • Download e-books and audio-books

       For books, recorded books, and magazines   
       through OverDrive  (download Libby App) or

       E-books through Freading – (download
       Freading App)

      LEA: Your New eBook Program  Find eBooks, Audiobooks,
       and more on demand

     

  • Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' Consumer Portal

     
      Public portal​ for statewide
      information
    about libraries, library
      services, and
    access to statewide
      licensed resources.



     
  • Collaborate -- Throw Wipes in the Garbage!

       The SUEZ company encourages all residents across
       North America to remember the toilet is not a trash can.

     

     

     

  • City of Holyoke Online Services

      Assessor Field Cards -- view parcel information for each
      property within the city
      Pay Taxes -- manage and access your City of Holyoke
      tax accounts      
      Pay Parking Ticket -- paying parking tickets online with a
      credit or debit card
      Pay Vital Records -- payment for vital records online
      Pay Water and Sewer -- payments for Water and Sewer
      Pay Your Holyoke Gas & Electric Bill -- view and pay bills online
      Property Viewer -- access to the City's property record 
      Receive Emergency Notifications -- Sign up today! Be prepare before, during and after an emergency
      Report An Issue -- track and report non- emergency problems, with SeeClickFix, an online and mobile app
      You can now license your dog online! -- epay.cityhallsystems.com/selection



ACTIVATE - A Virtual Comic Con for Teens with an Activist Twist

Friday, August 21, 10 AM-5 PM

Take your fandom to the next level at ACTIVATE, a brand new, fully virtual fan convention, completely free for Massachusetts teens between the ages of 12-20. Celebrate what you love while also interacting with a diverse group of artists, writers, voice actors, and other industry professionals. Learn how you can use your passions for anime, comics, writing, gaming and more to boost social justice. Learn more and register at activatelibcon.org

 

Brought to you by your local public libraries: Brockton Public Library, Lawrence Public Library, Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Springfield City Library, Turner Free Library in Randolph, Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield, Waltham Public Library, Worcester Public Library, and LITT, the Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens.

 

Grab & Go Activity Kits for Kids

Superheroes

 

The Children's Room now has several grab and go kits available, including a Superhero activity kit, a Build Your Own Stuffed Animal craft kit, and an Outer Space remote learning kit! 

The kits are completely free and are first come first serve. To claim one, please email cpope@holyokelibrary.org or call us at 413-420-8105!

Our Superhero Activity Kit contains:

1 "make your own comic book" booklet
1 "build a better world" puzzle book
1 "build a better world" notepad
superhero coloring pages
superhero rubber duck
superhero cape craft materials
superhero mask craft materials


At Home Learning

Online Resources

  "Please note that the materials presented below
  concerning
resources available on a number
  of Federal agencies' websites are being provided
  for your convenience as a potential resource for
  parents, students, schools, teachers, and other
  educators to use during this challenging time.


  They were not developed by the U.S. Department of
  Education, and we do not control or guarantee the
  accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this
  information. Furthermore, the inclusion of any hyperlinks
  and the content presented is not intended to convey their relative importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered. The Department does not control, direct, or encourage any particular curriculum or the information related to the curriculum. The use of materials or information by a school or educator is strictly a State and local matter."

Department of Defense: Learn about careers in STEM fields

Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics: Kids' Zone

Department of Energy: Games and Activities; Virtual Field Trips to National Energy Labs

Environmental Protection Agency: Games, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment

The Library of Congress: Presentations and Activities to Help Students Learn about History

NASA: Interactive Lessons about Space, Earth, Solar System, and Universe;  Lessons from Astronauts about Living in Space;  STEM Activities for Students of All Ages

The Kennedy Center:  Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems; Tour the Kennedy Center with The Pigeon

The Smithsonian: Free Smithsonian STEM Games and Simulations; Meet the Animals of the National Zoo; 3D Exhibits and Virtual Tours; Smithsonian Magazine Ten Museums You Can Virtually Visit; The Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour; Digital Smithsonian American Art Museum; Distance Learning Resources

NOAA: Use Real-Time Ocean Data to Explore the Environment

USGS: Learn from Home About Physical science, Geography and Maps


Newspapers Online

Explore our new full-color image edition of The Springfield Republican! All you need is a Holyoke library card number.

This digital archive replaces the physical microfilms covering from May 1, 2018 through the current date. Archival issues prior to May 2018 are available on microfilms in the Holyoke History Room. Please contact us for assistance

Other Massachusetts newspapers can be access here.


Electronic Books (e-Books) and Magazines

OverDrive/Libby Tutorial

e-Books Collection

e-Magazines Collection

Kids Collection

Teens Collection

Freading Tutorial

 


Education

Online Courses and Continue Education Classes

Online Non-Credit Courses Tutorial
 

 

Online Continuing Education Courses Tutorial


Learn New Skills

Language, Music, Arts & Crafts

Rocket Languages Tutorial

 

ArtistWorks Tutorial

CreativeBug Tutorial


Listen to Music and Recorded Books

OverDrive Audiobooks Collection

 

Freegal Music Tutorial