$10,000 DONATION !!!


On December 4, 2019 the Friends of the Chicopee Public Library presented

Chicopee Library Director Nancy M. Contois and Chicopee Library Trustees

Normand Girouard and Carolyn Fitzgerald with a $10,000 donation during the

Friends Annual Meeting held in the Henry J. Bazan Community Room in the Emily L. Partyka Central Branch on Front Street in Chicopee MA.

The Friends is dedicated to continuously raising money for the Library’s benefit and to bring fun and cultural events of broad interest to the

city and residents of Chicopee, and spend each year dedicated to raising much needed funds for the Chicopee Public Library, to benefit the

many special programs and wish list extras that would otherwise go unfunded. Many events are held and efforts expended to raise these funds,

which offset the cost of numerous items and services the library offers such as:

Subscription to Ancestry.com, Purchase of a beautiful Yamaha Baby Grand Piano,

Beautiful Fish Tank & Wood Support Stand in the Children’s Room, ​Re-usable family passes for area museums, 

Books from Gold and Silver Sponsors of the golf tournament, Large wood bookcase for Children’s Supplies,

Restoration of the Bellamy, Robinson and Stearns portraits with beautiful new frames, 
Large format Laminating Machine, Canon Digital Camera,  HP Photosmart Printer,

Extensive collection of seasonal decorations, Puppets for Library Storytime,

Sponsorship of the Children’s Summer Reading Program, and much more.

(2nd Treasurer Carole Harms and
Director Michael Fitzgerald not pictured)

Chicopee Mayor      FCPL President 

Richard Kos               John Michon

Greetings from the 


Dear Neighbors,


The Friends of the Chicopee Public Library, Inc is an active organization of folks who know that a community with a first rate library is a better place to live.  We are a non-profit community organization dedicated to supporting the Chicopee Public Library.  This is accomplished through the many fund-raising events such as the golf tournament, spaghetti suppers, and sale of community and book-related items.

Members receive an informative newsletter three times annually, which gives advance notice of upcoming library events and sales.
The Chicopee Public Library is very important to us. Supporting the Library is a responsibility and a privilege. Please join us.




John Michon
Friends of Chicopee Public Library 

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2019 Fine Art Exhibit


Selected by Susanne Personette 

Professor Artist and Instructor


Acrylics 1st Prize Joan Nelson “Untitled”

   2nd Prize Maureen McDonald “Balloons in the Wind”

Graphics 1st Prize Alan Izatt  “Good Old Buoys From Rockport”

    2nd Prize Pat Bajak    “Colorscape-Provincetown Bay”

Mixed- 1st Prize Leanne Morrissey “Cool Summer”

 Media 2nd Prize Fran Milliken  “Sacriledge”

Pastel 1st Prize Linda Lastoff “The Boardwalk”

     2nd Prize Lorna Shirer  “Waiting”

Oil 1st Prize Karl Knapp “Yellow Pitcher”

    2nd Prize Jo-Ann Denehy  “First Sign”

Water- 1st Prize Andrea Burton “Morning Fog”

   Color 2nd Prize Gloria McLellan “Front Porch”

Merit Awards

  Mishihiro Yoshida “Subconscious” Acrylic

  Beverlee B. Corriveau   “Fresh Air” Oil

  Stefania Lech “View of Nazareth” Acrylic

  Judith Bayliss “High Pass” Watercolor

  Janet Miller “Floating Elegance” Oil

  Diane Allen “Poppy Abstract” Mixed Media

  Joe Burger “Pelican’s Perch” Watercolor

  David Melega “David” Graphic Arts

  Julie Knodler “Queen Street Grocery” Watercolor

  Kathryn McKay “Nova Flowers” Mixed Media

Best In Show  

  Kasia Rodowicz “Urban Resistance”  Mixed Media


First place team:  Mike Moran, Hywel Brown,

                                and Jason Bienvenue   61  -10

Second place team: Mike Michon, Ray Lukas,

                          John Phillips, Jeff Carterud  62  -9 


  (Team was selected in a tie breaker (comparing scorecards) over the team of

      Lisa Pasternak, Paul Chumra, Steve Jones, Jeanne Holian also with a 62  -9)

Long drive men:  Paul Chmura

Long drive women: (none this year)


Closest to the pin hole #3: Lisa Pasternak (hole in one)

to EVERYONE, Sponsors, Players, Volunteers and Supporters
who helped make this year's Golf Tournament a Success !!




3rd - 27th

at the

Emily L. Partyka Central Branch

Front Street • Chicopee MA

Get Ready for our

2020 Fine Art Exhibit

Download the Art Application to participate in the 2020 Exhibit



Art Angels

Mary Buss

Dave Melega

Joseph Partyka

Alice Pasterczyk

Polish National Credit Union

Brunelle & Messier Funeral Homes              

 Angel Patrons

Fr. Joseph Baynes

John and Nancy Michon

Kaput’s Auto Body

Joan F. Jasinski 

Michael & Stella Coughlin/Michon

Francine Jasinski Hayward,

       Jasin Advertising Inc.

Angel Friends

Barbara & Chester Gazda

Marlene Midura

Mary K. Rider

2018 Golf Tournament

First place:  Lisa Pasternak's

                       team at 57


Second place team: from Westboro


Longest drive women: Jeanne Holian 


Longest drive men: Frank Szydlo



Closest to pin: Wallace Olbrych


Closest to pin Hole 3: Jeanne Holian

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Annual Membership

is Only $10


Lifetime  Membership

is $100


Chip & Putt was a Great Success!

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Friends Volunteers Bring Strawberry Shortcake to Spaghetti Supper.


THANKS to our Committee Chair Suzan Desmarais and to all the Friends board members who 

volunteered to make and sell delicious desserts including our Famous Strawberry Shortcake, 

at the Castle of Knights Spaghetti Supper on Sept.13, 2017


And THANKS to everyone

who bought dessert too !!!

2018 Golf Tournament a Great Success!   

2017 Art Exhibit

Award Winners


Selected by Felice Caivano

from Southampton, MA 

Visual arts Professor at

Holyoke Community College 

and Fine Arts Curator at

Trinity College, Hartford CT



Joan Nelson 

“Garden Sparrow”   


A very succcesful Art Reception 2017!  See our Facebook page to download.

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