Young Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off


Young Adults going into 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to join the festivities as we start our Summer Reading Program on June 30th, from 3:00 -4:30 PM in the Maccario Room.

We will have video games, board games, crafts, snacks and drinks for all, and if you are interested in signing up for the Reading Program you can do it then and there. Enjoy your Summer while earning rewards and prizes at the Library.



Funds for this Summer Reading Program and others is provided by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Origami @ the Library


We are pleased to be able to offer our popular Origami program again on Tuesday, June 28th from 6:30–8:30 pm in our Maccario Room. Adults ages 18 and over are invited to make an Origami garden for summer.

Signup is required, as seats are limited. Either stop by the Information desk or call 781.324.0218 to register.

Young Adult Movie Afternoon, Friday July 8th


star-wars-force-awakens-character-postersYoung Adults in the 5th through 12th grade can join us Friday July 8th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Maccario Room as we host our first Friday Afternoon Movie. Come relax in the Air conditioning, enjoy some snacks and watch a new and popular movie.



The first film up is the best selling movie of 2015, from acclaimed film-maker J.J. Abrams and the wizards at Disney, comes the 7th film in the massively epic “Star Wars” saga. The Force has lain dormant for years, but suddenly Awakens in a new generation of heroes starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Also, who could forget the adorable and charismatic BB-8!



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Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!

There are a lot of great reasons to sign up for the YOUNG ADULT 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM, but here are the details for earning rewards over the next 6 weeks.


Books and Shoes*Each week that you read and log at least 5 hours you will qualify to get a prize from the Rewards Box at the Information Desk. Prizes include bags, ear buds, pedometers, books and more! Complete this challenge up to 6 times throughout the Summer

*The Weekly Top Reader (who ever reads and logs the most hours) will receive a $25 Gift Card to one of several businesses local and online including Dunkin Donuts, New England Comics and

*At the end of the Summer the Top Readers Overall (those who read and log the most hours over the 6 week program) will win gift cards of larger amounts, and all participants in the program will have chances to win fun raffle prizes at the End-of-Summer Party.


Young Adults currently in the 5th grade through rising 12th graders click here to sign up!





FREE Ice Cream to Kick Off Summer Reading


Save the date! The Malden Public Library will kick off 2016’s Summer Reading with our annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 23 from 1–2:30 at the Library’s historic Salem St. front garden. There will be ice cream sundaes, with ice cream generously donated by Dairy Delight, and the opportunity to sign up for summer reading (for kids, teens AND adults). We look forward to seeing you there.

Sign Up for Summer Reading!

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Integrated Summer Calendar 2016

Some programs require registration.

Sign up for one of our summer reading programs:

Children up through Grade 5

Children who read at least 120 minutes per week may come in the following week to pick up a prize.

Teens Entering Grades 6-12

Teens who read at least 5 hours a week may come in the following week to pick up a prize. There will also be prizes for teens who read the most!

Adults 18+

This year, adults can play Library Bingo! Adults who complete five squares in a row  may come in to pick up a prize. Adults who fill the whole card will be entered in a raffle to win a gift card. Pick up your card at the library.

Sponsored by Preotle, Lane, and Associates; the Friends of the Malden Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Malden Kicks off Malden’s July 4th Celebrations


Please join Mayor Gary Christenson and Library Director Dora St. Martin as Malden gets into the spirit of Independence Day with a series of exciting events at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street on Friday, July 1st.

Taking place from 4 to 6 PM in the Converse Memorial Building, the Library will display the original and the newly digitized version of Malden’s town records from the Revolutionary war period. Featured will be the May 27, 1776 document entitled “Instructions of the Inhabitants of Malden, Massachusetts to their Representatives in Congress” unanimously voted on by the townspeople of Malden to be delivered to the Second Continental Congress via their representative Ezra Sargeant. In the 1776 communication, the voting citizens of Malden renounce the Colony’s ties to the Kingdom of Great Britain and set forth their wish to become an independent “American” republic. The document is credited as a precursor to the Declaration of Independence written in July of 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared their independence from England. The original historical document will remain on display for viewing. At 6 PM attendees will proceed to the front lawn where Local Historian and period actor Tom Coots will perform the Second Annual Reading of the town “Instructions.”

Summer Annual Live on the Lawn Concert Series Kicks Off July 13

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The Malden Public Library’s “Live on the Lawn” Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:00 pm featuring O’Boogie & The Fireman, a different take on the music of The Beatles.  Band members include David Moorhead – Guitar/Vocals, Jim Collins – Bass, and George Pedro – Drums.

O’Boogie & The Fireman play the music of The Beatles (and some of the songs they released as solo artists), but give them their own unique spin.  According to band member David Moorhead, “in 1974 John Lennon dubbed himself Dr. Winston O’Boogie and in 1993 Paul McCartney adopted the moniker The Fireman.  In trying to land on a name for the band, O’Boogie & The Fireman was chosen because we do the music these gentlemen wrote, but we do it our own way, not sticking to straight to the script of the original album versions. It’s all Beatles (and sometimes their solo work), but it comes out a little bluesy, a little jammy, a little psychedelic, and really fun.”

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street).  The Live on the Lawn Series continues on July 27 with Horizon & the Horns and August 3 with The Ricardo Monzón Quartet.  All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  In case of rain, concerts will be held inside.  For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at

Todd Brodeur’s Frisbee Show & Playshop


On Thursday, July 7, at 3:00 p.m., 2-time World Freestyle Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur will demonstrate basic tricks, catches and combinations in an inspiring, high energy program. He shows a number of many rare and unique Frisbees along with stories and messages that he shares. The program also includes a brief science lesson on the aerodynamics of Frisbees and a bit of history about tossing circular objects. Following the show, the Playshop is a fun hands-on activity that will give participants a unique learning experience. It starts with balancing and stretching and leads to many tricks and catches that can be done with a Frisbee. Recommended for ages 5-11.

This program is sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.

Circus Minimus: One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase


On Monday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m., don’t miss this enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination! From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.

Recommended for children (ages 4-10) and their families. This program is funded by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.