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About HTL

Holly Township Library serves the residents of Holly as well as Groveland, and Rose Township. The Library is governed by an elected board and run by ten full and part-time employees. They are assisted by many volunteers from the community.

Library Director

Gregory Hayes


Library Staff


Administrative Manager

Michele Mendez

Adult Services Manager

Tina Marie Russette

Youth Services Manager

Debbie Hernan

Circulation Manager

Ruth Archer


MelCat Manager

Cassandra Miron

Circulation Staff

Penny O'Neil
Ben Spencer





Library History

The history of the Holly Township Library dates back to 1877, when it was known as the Ladies' Library Association.  The library was first located in a church basement. During 1878 there were 75 borrowers and 287 books in the collection. The library was moved a few times before it found a place on the corner of Maple St. and Saginaw St.  in 1927. By this time the Ladies' Library Association had become a Township Library. In 1938 there were 700 borrowers and approximately 4,500 books. In 1976 the library moved to its current location at 1116 N. Saginaw St. 

On the evening of Monday, Oct. 17, 1977 an arsonist set fire to  the book depository of the Holly Township Library, causing a fire that caused more than $50,000 in damages. The library was restored and continued to expand. 

In 2004, thanks to a generous donation by the Milmet family, the library was expanded to add 400 more feet to the children's area. 

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