Sandy Ward – Mini Golf in the Library

Sandy Ward, is the mastermind behind the Mini Golf in the Library. For the second year, this fundraiser transforms the Holyoke Public Library into an 18 holes golf course, for the enjoyment of kids and adults. On this episode, Sandy tells the story of how the Mini Golf in the Library started and invites the community to attend the 2017 edition, on April 7th for the “Swing into Spring Cocktail Party” at 6:30 PM; and April 8th, the main event for the public, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. You can follow the activities of the Friends of the Holyoke Public … Continue reading Sandy Ward – Mini Golf in the Library

Rachel Dowd – Teen Librarian

The Holyoke Public Library has a unique space, dedicated to nurturing the needs and interests of youth in the community. Rachel Dowd is the Teen Librarian responsible for a transformation of the Teen Room to a hub for a myriad of activities that involve utilizing the Library as a safe space for reading, creativity workshops, promote self-expression, but most important, curate an inviting and welcoming space for youth to just BE. The Teen Room at Holyoke Public Library offers several activities and keeps adding more workshops, events, and opportunities for youth in the community to get access to entertainment that builds knowledge, skills, … Continue reading Rachel Dowd – Teen Librarian