Join us! Become a Friend of the Library.

Membership is open to any individual or organization.  All are welcome to attend our monthly board meetings at the Library.  

We welcome VOLUNTEERS too. We have a variety of projects and events that may interest you. (You do not have to be an official member to participate in our projects; we welcome helpers; please come as you are able.)

To volunteer or join, please send your contact information to this email:       

or call 413-420-8110 (Friends Office) to leave a voice message, or write to 

Membership Chair, Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, Box 604 Holyoke, MA 01041

Let us know your interests, or how you'd like to help, and we'll connect you with a relevant project or put you on an list to be notified when the next opportunity occurs (e.g., annual Mini Golf fundraiser in April, or a future Comic-Con event, or when the Library asks us to assist with outreach, advocacy, or a special event).  

NOTE: We are in transition, reorganizing from an independent nonprofit corporation to a less formal, more flexible structure that will operate under the auspices of the Holyoke Public Library Corporation (HPLC), which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Friends will have a voice on the HPLC Board, and act as a committee that coordinates volunteer efforts to support the library. 
Until 2018, payment of annual dues (at a level of your choice, $10 or higher) was the way to be an official voting member of the Friends. For 2018, we are not requesting dues payments, nor would they be tax-deductible.
If you want to send money, we recommend donatiing directly to the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040. Such donations are eligible for tax deduction.