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Friends of the Holyoke library celebrate 30th anniversary

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Saturday night was a night of celebration for the Friends of the Holyoke Library organization.

The group held a gala at the newly renovated library to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Those in attendance were able to take a tour of the new and improved sections of the library while also enjoying an evening of food and music.

The library also recently had its murals, depicting some of the city's history, back on display after undergoing some major restorations.

The group told CBS 3 that it hopes to see the library bring positive growth to downtown.

"We are talking about Holyoke, a city that has an enormous poverty rate, and we're right in the center of downtown," said Christine Alger. "There are kids who live not a block from here, who don't have books at home and don't have access to the internet. All of that's here, and its free and it's for everybody."

The library is open to the public and features many special programs for children and young adults.

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