Blog: Month: July 2022

Toe Jam Puppet Band – Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm

Families, bring your dancing shoes and prepare for lots of fun! The Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun! This concert is presented in collaboration with the North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network.
This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Nile & The Whalemobile – Friday, July 15, 2-4pm

Nile, the inflatable43-foot whale, is returning to Malden on Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m! Kids in grades K-5 will be able to go inside Nile—the life-sized humpback whale, learn about how whales and humans are similar and different, and have a chance to touch baleen, teeth and bones. This special whale education program is presented by Cynde McInnis, who has loved whales and been learning about them since she was eight.

This program is generously funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Young Adult Perler Beads Take&Make Kits

Young Adults in the 5th grade and up are invited to the library today to pick up a take home craft bag with everything you need to start a Perler Bead hobby.

Each craft bag comes with a peg board, beads, tweezers, paper and instructions, and just require access to an iron.

No sign-up is required but there are a limited number of kits so come into the library starting today to pick up yours.

Sign Up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022!

Adults and Young Adults (Grades 5-12) can sign up today and start logging hours read in our online tracking system!

We are tracking all readers logged hours this Summer as a whole community, so every hour that you read and track online will count towards our total!




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, Crafts, Toys and other things that will be worth coming back each week to win up to 6 weeks in a row starting Tuesday July 5th.


The top three readers over the entire 6 weeks of the Summer Reading Program (June 27th – August 8) for Young Adults will also receive a gift card for reading and logging their hours.

In addition to logging in your reading hours as you complete activities and attend programs you can accrue stickers. Once you have earned enough of the camp themed stickers return to earn your Adult Summer Reading merit badge at the Circulation Desk of the Malden Public Library.