Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Progress towards new Library

As 2012 ends, let's look back at the past twelve months of progress in constructing Holyoke's Library of the future.   See this photo gallery documenting the construction:

Library Construction Photos
(Click the Slideshow button, upper right, to watch the images flip by)

Construction started in earnest in mid-January 2012. Now, less than twelve months later, the building project is 60% complete -- on budget and on schedule for an opening in fall 2013. That is something to CELEBRATE!     Happy New Year!

The gallery includes some videos created with images from a time-lapse camera stationed on the Masonic Lodge roof, across Chestnut Street. You'll have to stop the slide show to see the videos.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ornament selling well!

The new ornament featuring a City Hall stained glass window is selling well. Many stores and locations are assisting us with the sales. In Holyoke, you can purchase ornaments at The Cottage, LaJustice Printing, DE Bourque Auto Repair, Highland Hardware, Pizza D'Action, as well as at the Library and the Mayor's Office in City Hall. In South Hadley, visit The Odyssey Bookshop.

Today, Tuesday Dec 18, 5:00 -7:00 pm, we will be selling both new and older ornaments at the special Raffle event and celebration at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street, Holyoke.  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Holyoke Public Library’s expansion and renovation project. The raffle drawing (for 3-yr lease of 2013 Hyundai Elantra,  ski vacation, and Barnes and Noble gift basket) will take place at 6:30pm. Come enjoy beer tasting and live music before the drawing.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Ornament!

Holyoke Public Library
Ornament Presentation
Wed. Dec. 12, 2012
5:00 pm
Holyoke City Hall, Library

Please join The Friends of the Holyoke Public Library as we present our newest in an ongoing series of ornaments and the very first in color. This year we have chosen to capture one of the beautiful stained glass windows in City Hall. The ornament is a reproduction of the Agricultural theme and is made right here in Massachusetts.

A holiday shopping opportunity that benefits two worthy causes: the Friends of the Library and the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund.  Ornaments will be for sale at varying prices. The new one is $18 with $2 of each sale donated to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Christine Alger, President, 413-627-3015 or chrialg6 [at]