Join us! Become a Friend of the Library.

Membership is open to any individual or organization.  All are welcome to be Friends of the Library. We especially welcome VOLUNTEERS. We have a variety of projects and events that may interest you. 

NOTE: We are in transition, reorganizing from an independent nonprofit corporation to a less formal, more flexible structure that will operate under the auspices of the Holyoke Public Library Corporation (HPLC), which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Friends will have a voice on the HPLC Board, and act as a committee that coordinates volunteer efforts to support the library. 

To join our volunteer pool, please send your contact information to this email:       

or call 413-420-8110 (Friends Office) to leave a voice message. (Be patient; we do not check that phone every day.)

Let us know your interests, or how you'd like to help, and we'll connect you with a relevant project or put you on an list to be notified when the next opportunity occurs (e.g., annual Mini Golf fundraiser in April, or when the Library asks us to assist with outreach, advocacy, or a special event).

Until 2018, payment of annual dues ($10 or higher) WAS the way to be an official voting member of the Friends. In 2018, we stopped requesting dues payments and began working towards dissolution of the formal corporation. The Attorney General's Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved our petition on January 10, 2020. 
If you want to send money, please donate directly to the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040. Such donations are eligible for tax deduction.