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Library Governance
The Holyoke Public Library Corporation is a private, non-profit corporation, incorporated in 1870, governed by a thirteen member Board of Directors. Seven "member directors" are elected at the annual meeting of the members.  Six "City Directors" are chosen by the Mayor of the City of Holyoke and approved by Holyoke City Council. The officers and member directors are elected at the corporation’s annual meeting in October. 
 
The purpose of the Corporation is to maintain and operate a public library in the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts and to carry out such activities and programs in furtherance of such purpose as may be consistent with the Public Law adopted by the General Court of Massachusetts on April 20, 1870, by which the Corporation was organized.
 
The Board of Directors meets monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 at 250 Chestnut St.
 
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