Thursday, February 24, 2011

Come see the Library plans!

Come TONIGHT to The Bungalow (behind the Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main St.) to see the latest plans for the renovation/expansion of our Library!  Architect Jim Alexander will be presenting drawings and floor plans at about 8:00pm.  Drop by any time from 7:00 pm on, joining the monthly "Party with a Purpose" hosted by Citizens for Revitalization and Urban Success of Holyoke (C.R.U.S.H.).    We're delighted that this month's purpose is the Holyoke Public Library.

Friday, February 18, 2011

For Love of Stories

On Saturday Feb 12, 2011, the Children's Museum at Holyoke hosted a joint fundraiser benefitting the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library and the Children's Museum.  

Shuffles the Clown greeted visitors and made balloon sculptures, Christine Alger helped kids make their own books,  storyteller Roger Tincknell performed, and Mr. Tim offered story reading.   

 The Expandable Brass Band played...
 Holyoke Civic Symphony demonstrated intruments
Roger Tincknell sang and told stories.
Friends board member Alex Morse and Miss Holyoke 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Come join our team

We invite you to come to our February 9th meeting (5:30 -7 pm, Wednesday) in the Library.    We are actively planning upcoming events and would WELCOME additional volunteers.

This is an ideal time to jump in and join the fun as we help facilitate the Feb 12th "For Love of Stories" event at the Children's Museum, 5-8pm this Saturday -- a joint fundraiser for the Library Friends and for the Children's Museum.    "Mr. Tim and friends" will be reading storybooks to children.  Would you like to be a story reader?  Or help as a "greeter" just outside the story-reading area?  Or help with craft activities encouraging kids to express their own stories?   Another way to help is to invite your family and friends to buy tickets ($9 in advance, 413-536-KIDS). 

We also invite you to join the Library's FBH team.  What's that?  FBH= The Future Begins Here, a gala event at the Holyoke Mall, May 1, 2011.    All FBH volunteers are invited to a social event Feb 21 at 7pm. Come to our Feb 9th meeting to learn more.
 We hope to see you on Feb 9th.  
  (In event of bad weather, call the Library 322-5640 to see if it is open. If open, we'll be meeting.)