Overview from Bylaws

Any person or organization may become a member of the Friends by payment of annual dues. Each member and organizational representative shall have one vote on all matters that come before a meeting of the Friends.
Management of this association is vested in a board of directors. One-third of the directors are elected each year at the Annual Meeting to replace directors whose terms (normally 3 years) have expired. Officers are elected for one-year terms, and may be re-elected. 
See our Mission Statement.

Friends members voted at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting (Sept 25, 2017)
in favor of a proposed revision of the Bylaws:
2017  Revised Bylaws (4 pages)
Summary of changes from preceding bylaws (1 page)

2017-2018 Friends Officers

President: Karlene Shea
Vice President: Sarah Page
Treasurer: Scott Meyer
Secretary: Kate Kruckemeyer

Board of Directors

Directors as of October 24, 2017:
Christine Alger, Katherine Kruckemeyer, Margaret McCarthy, Scott Meyer, Sarah Page, Karlene Shea, Terrence Smith, and Sandra Ward.

Note: The bylaws revision (approved September 25, 2017) reduced the size of the board to 5-10, rather than the previous 15-21. The smaller board will function as an "Executive Leadership Team" to plan and coordinate projects, and oversee the work of committees and task forces (which can involve more people in flexible ways, for short terms). 
2018 update: We are in transition from maintaining an independent corporation to becoming a committee of the nonprofit Holyoke Public Library Corporation. Our mission of advocating for, and supporting, the Library will continue.