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Young Adult Perler Bead Craft – Available May 12th!

Young adults in the 5th through 12th grade call the library now to reserve your Perler Bead Craft Bags at 781-324-0218.

Each bag comes with enough perler beads to make some amazing mini creations, as well as a bead board, parchment paper and some ideas on projects. Supplies of the bags are limited so call and reserve a pick-up time for them today!

At home you will need a hot iron, a flat work surface and optionally a pair of tweezers or a pen to help position your beads.

Library Reopening News – Welcome Back

The Malden Public Library is very, very happy to announce that we have reopened for limited in-person browsing and holds pick up by appointment. Library in-person hours will be Monday thru Saturday 11-1 PM and Wednesdays 4-6 PM.

Call 781-324-0218 to learn more or book your 20-minute appointment. Masks must be worn in the library building at all times. We can’t wait to see you.

Do you miss browsing for books in the library? Library visitors can come in and explore our “first floor browsing area” and check out new and popular items, request materials, pick up existing holds, get help at the reference / information desk, use the copier, read the daily newspapers and magazines, pick up tax forms, book a museum discount pass, and applying or renew library cards. At this time there is no access to study or meetings rooms, public computers or in-person programs. As Covid numbers continue to improve more in-person hours and services will be added.

For those still unable to come inside, the Library will continue to provide daily curbside service, virtual programs for children, teens and adults, grab & go crafts, access to 24/7 digital resources and wifi (outside the library), remote printing, and more.  Please continue to return materials using the book drop.

Curbside Hours are : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10-6, Wednesday from 10-7, and Saturday from 10-2.

A Public Library Needs Its Public – so book your appointment today!

Mental Health Awareness: Anxiety & Depression

Many of us will experience anxiety and/or depression during our lives. Here are websites, workbooks, memoirs, novels and more to help us navigate these tough times & remember that you are not alone. Check out this list in our catalog for more!

StoryWalk® for May: I Am Human by Susan Verde

Our new StoryWalk® features one of the wonderful “I Am” books by Susan Verde:  I Am Human: A Book of Empathy.  You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this special picture book on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge):
Friday, May 7 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, May 8 – 10:30am – 4:00pm
Monday, May 10 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 11 -10:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday, May 12 -10:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday, May 13 – 10:30am – 5:30pm  (we hope)
Thursday, May 20 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
More dates to come!
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Young Adult Anime Afternoon, Friday, May 7th @3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to join the zoom call and experience a new animated Anime show this Friday, May 7th @3PM.

We will be diving into the third stall of the upstairs bathroom and meeting Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun! Join the zoom link below and make sure to join the chat if you want to talk about the series:

https://zoom.us/j/92875114062