• 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.

  • The Holyoke Public Library Celebrates its 150th Anniversary!

                             150th Anniversary of the Holyoke Public Library

    To view the exhibit on a touch screen, press Read More below and start swiping down.  On a computer, click below and then use a scroll wheel or two fingers on your touchpad to view.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Subscribe to the Children's Room Newsletter!

    Keep up to date with everything happening in the Children's Room by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here!

  • Check out our Newsletter!

    Fall 2020 - October

  • Online Story Time

    Join children's librarian Charlie and special guest Raspberry the Book Lover every Friday for Online Story Time, where we read books, sing fun songs, and more!

    Check out all of our Story Time videos here.

  • Design, Build, Create - Free Engineering Prgrams!

    The Holyoke Library presents:

    Design, Build Create - We are making the award-winning documentary, Dream Big: Engineering our World, available for free on select dates. We are also scheduling panels of young, diverse engineers (Dream Teams) to talk in more depth about engineering from a variety of perspectives.

    Check out our calendar to see the options!

  • 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



Library's 2020 Holiday Hours

                     


Spanish Story Time with Carlos!

The Children’s Room is excited to announce our new video series, Spanish Story Time! Join the wonderful Carlos as he reads some of our favorite stories in Spanish, starting off with El lobezno perdido by Rachel Bright.
Watch the first video here and keep an eye out for new uploads!

Design, Build, Create - Engineering!

Free Program for all!

 

The Holyoke Library presents:

Design, Build Create - We are making the award-winning documentary, Dream Big: Engineering our World, available for free on select dates. We are also scheduling panels of young, diverse engineers (Dream Teams) to talk in more depth about engineering from a variety of perspectives.

Check out our calendar to see the options!


The Mummy at Mystery Mansion Children's Program


 

Check out The Mummy at Mystery Mansion, a spooky educational program created by Talewise, an extension of ScienceTellers!

To watch the video, please follow these instructions:

1. Click this link to be brought to the Talewise online educational platform

2. Click "Get Access" and log in or sign up

3. Enter the coupon code 13502 at checkout - no payment details are required!

4. Enjoy the video!


Read the Story of the Holyoke Public Library

We scoured the archives to put together this brief history of the Library from its beginnings in 1870 to the 21st century.  Enjoy!  

To view the exhibit on a touch screen, press Read More below and start swiping down.  On a computer, click below and then use a scroll wheel or two fingers on your touchpad to view. 

150th Anniversary of the Holyoke Public Library


At Home Learning

Online Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning The World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts On File sets and series. Each topic area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids—including homeschoolers—can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.


The Mailbox® School & District
is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations. All of the activities and ideas in The Mailbox® School & District are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered and teach essential skills.


The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Plus, the collection is ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, homework help for students, or resources for remote learning that they can access anywhere, anytime.

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Online Resources available from a number of Federal agencies

"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