Monday, January 23, 2012

Library Open House

The Library has now re-opened in its temporary location, City Hall, 536 Dwight Street, Holyoke.
 You are Invited to the
Library Open House!

We've Finally Settled In!

The Library Board of Directors and Library Staff
Cordially Invite You to a

Special Open House

To Mark the Occasion of the Official Opening of the Holyoke Public Library
in its Temporary Home in the City Hall Auditorium

Monday, January 30, 2012
from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting – 9:30 AM

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lack of Heat Delays Library Reopening

With inside temperature in the Holyoke City Hall Auditorium hovering in the low to mid 50s, and efforts to remedy the situation still in process, a decision was made Monday afternoon (January 9) to delay the library’s reopening until Monday, January 23rd.

During a mid-afternoon meeting in the Mayor’s office, attended by Mayor Alex Morse, key City Hall staff members, and Library representatives, the various issues concerning heating problems were reviewed. Alternative proposals were discussed and decisions made to provide a temporary portable heating system to meet immediate needs. Preliminary estimates indicate that this equipment can be installed during the next two weeks to enable the library to officially reopen with most regular library services operational.

“We appreciated the Mayor’s participation as well as his concerns for both working conditions (due to low temperatures), under which the library staff has been working , as well as his desire to have the library up and running, providing regular service to Holyoke patrons”, said Maria G. Pagan, Library Director.

“We are all on the same page regarding our objectives of restoring service as quickly as possible. The staff has been doing an exceptional job under very difficult conditions and other circumstances. With the aid and cooperation of Mayor Morse and other City Officials we are now well on our way to a workable solution to these difficulties and look forward to welcoming patrons to our temporary library”, she added.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Library move update

Professional movers (Sitterly) have been very busy moving books, furniture, and equipment from the 335 Maple Street building, which is now empty and ready for renovation.  The next step will be to unpack and get settled in City Hall, aiming to re-open the library as soon as possible. We anticipate a one-week delay. Public computers will not be available until after January 11. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Note:  The library’s History Room, currently in temporary quarters at Holyoke Community College, will be operating on a new schedule between January 3 and January 22:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays, except closed on Wednesdays. Regular hours will resume January 23.

The library's online databases and services will continue to be available 24/7.