As of today, it appears that that Saturday, December 10, will be the last day that Holyoke Public Library will be open to the public prior to its move to temporary quarters at City Hall. Current plans call for the Library to resume service from the auditorium at City Hall on Monday, January 3, 2012.
Patrons are advised that items which they have at the present time and are unable to return to the library by December 10, should be held by the patron until the Library is operating at City Hall in January. Those items will be automatically renewed without fines, and patrons will have until January 9 to return them to the temporary Library location. This procedure applies to all items with due dates of December 12 or later.
Items requested on reserve, or through Interlibrary Loans, that are received through December 10, can be picked up at the library’s Circulation desk. For requested items that have not been received by December 10, please call the Library at 413-322-5640 for an update on the item.
All regular programs and activities offered by the library, including children’s story hours, game programs, etc., will be suspended during the period from Monday, December 12 through January 2 in order to complete the move from the Library’s location on Maple Street to its temporary home at City Hall. The actual move of Library materials will begin on Tuesday, December 12.
Current plans call for the Library to resume its regular schedule at City Hall starting January 3. Monday through Thursday the Library will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM, Friday and Saturday hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For answers to any questions regarding programs, schedules, use of computers, or other information regarding the Library’s move to City Hall, please call 413-322-5640.