Blog: Month: June 2021

Mini Book Sale

Join us on the front lawn (36 Salem St) on Saturday, June 12th from 11 am to 2 pm for a mini book sale, held by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.  Fiction (both adult and young adult) and children’s books will be available, along with DVDs.

After a little shopping at the library, head down to Pleasant St for the first of the City’s Summer Festivals.

We look forward to seeing you at our first mini outdoor book sale and out and about in the City.

 

Route 1 Reads: Representing Malden with Poetry

Can you represent a city with poetry?
Through Route1Reads, cities and towns along Route 1 from Maine to Florida try to do just that. This year, the Malden Public Library has selected poems in recognition of our neighbors who have come together to support each other during these difficult times and the hope that fuels us. These poems are “Tankas for What Comes Together” and “Equinox” from Tamiko Beyer’s collection Last Days.

“Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route 1 Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states or commonwealths for readers travelling this meandering highway. The initiative was launched at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.” (See more route1reads.org)

StoryWalk® for June: The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley

Our new StoryWalk® for June features the marvelous picture book The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley. You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this entertaining story on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge):
Thursday, June 3:  10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 4:  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 5:  10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  (if it’s not too windy)
Monday, June 7:  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8:  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9:  10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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.

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!