Blog: Month: July 2021

New StoryWalk® – Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

Our new StoryWalk® features the sweet and thoughtful picture book, Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo.  “With a gentle message of inclusion and helping others, this title reaches beyond a mere friendship story.” –School Library Journal
You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this beloved picture book on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge):
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.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Outdoor Board Game Night for Adults
Tuesday, July 20th 6:30PM-8PM

Join us outside on the portico (Salem Street entrance) to play board games with your neighbors! We will provide games (Settlers of Catan, chess, Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Risk, Monopoly, and more) and beverages. Feel free to bring along a game you want to play with others.

Thank you to the Friends of the Malden Public Library for sponsoring this event!

YA Perler Bead Craft – On the Lawn 7/15 @3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty at the Malden Library. We will have tables and chairs in the shade as well as perler beads to craft and create your own personalized magnetized artistic creations.

Join us outside on Thursday July 15th (Friday July 16th as a rain date) at 3PM to join the program in front of the library.

Young Adult Crafts: Duct Tape Grab & Go Bags -July 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 6th grade make heads or tails out of our YA crafts this summer, starting TODAY July 8th  with the Duct Tape grab and go bags.

Come to the information desk of the Malden Public Library and request your bag with colorful Duct Tape and instructions on how to make your own headbands and bow ties for your next formal occasion. Become thrifty and fashionable this Summer with the programs that the Malden Public Library.


YA Movie Afternoon – July 9th 3-5PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to watch one of the grudge matches of the century as we head online to watch party of Godzilla and King Kong duke it out.

We will be broadcasting via zoom on Friday, July 9th starting at 3PM sharp. This is the latest in the famous “Mosnterverse” series of films and stars a giant atomic Lizard and a Monkey with an axe.

Join the zoom link here in the description to get in the chat and enjoy the film with friends:

Big Games on the Library Lawn, Saturday July 10th, 3-5PM

Come enjoy the day outside with friends on the Malden Public Library front lawn and play some big outdoor friendly games. Enjoy board and outdoor games with us outside from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

This is part of the Malden Summer Festivals program, explore Malden and enjoy other activities by following the link below:

Sign Up for the YA Summer Reading Challenge 2021!

Young Adults and Teens in going into the 6th through 12th Grade, the Malden Public Library Summer Reading Program has begun!

Click on the link below and register on BEANSTACK to start logging in your time reading and get to earning prizes:



Every week that you read for at least 5 or more hours (300 minutes or more) you will get to pull a prize from the prize pool behind the information desk at the library.


The prizes range from free Books and Comics, to Water Bottles, Book Lights, Toys and other things that will be worth coming back each week to win up to 6 weeks in a row starting Monday July 12th.


The top three readers over the entire 6 weeks of the Summer Reading Program for Young Adults will also receive a gift card for reading and logging their minutes.