Blog: Author: Caron Guigli

Pop-Up Book Sale Saturday August 7th

Join us on the front lawn (36 Salem St) on Saturday, August 7th 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 City’s Summer Festival.

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

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.

 

MPL TO GO: New Extended Curbside Pickup Hours

The Malden Public Library offers curbside pickup: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10-6, Wednesday from 10-7, and Saturday from 10-2.  Curbside hold pickup means you will be asking for items either from our website or over the phone.  We are looking forward to helping you.

Library staff will collect materials, contact patrons when holds are ready, and check out materials when the pickup time has been scheduled.

Follow these simple steps to pick up items:

  • Place an item on hold through the library’s catalog (https://mpl.bibliocommons.com/)  or by calling the library (781.324.0218).
  • When your items are ready, you will  be notified by email, phone or text (whichever method you chose when you signed up for a card).
  • Call 781.324.0218 to arrange a pickup, once you have received notification that your hold(s) are ready. Make sure you have your library card number handy! Calling ahead cuts down on your wait time.
  • Drive or walk to the library and wait in the designated curbside area.
  • Call 781.324.0218 to let library staff know you are now at the library to pick up your items.
  • We will place your items on a cart for pickup.  Please wait until the staff has re-entered the Library before taking materials. Enjoy your books!
  • When you’re done with your items, please return them in the book drop.

Materials can only be returned using the library’s book drops to ensure patrons and staff safety. Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before check-in, as recommended by the CDC. During the quarantine period, books will remain on the borrower’s card. For further safety, concerned patrons can avoid opening checked out materials for 24 to 72 hours after retrieving them from the library.

The Library continues to recommend the many online resources available at our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org, including 24/7 access to the digital library,

The library has a reopening plan in place, but no date has yet been set for the various stages in the plan.

For more information about the Malden Public Library’s programs and services, please call the library at 781-324-0218.

Make Way for Ducklings

Make way for Duckling! The weather is getting warmer, flowers and buds are forming, and Panda’s friend duckling is making his grand entrance. Call now to reserve a take and make kit to have a duckling friend of your very own. Call for curbside pick up at 781-324-0218.

Virtual Book Discussion for Born a Crime with Mayor Christenson

Join us on Thursday, February 18th at 7 pm to discuss Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime with members of the Malden community and Mayor Gary Christenson, a steadfast enthusiast of Malden Reads.

Please register via Zoom!
Link here: https://zoom.us/…/tJArcumrpjgpEtePKQnjf36tMvu5sBAysFPH…

Born a Crime is the story of Noah’s childhood growing up with a white father and a black mother under South Africa’s apartheid government. By turns funny, inspiring, sad, and smart, it also reflects on a dark period in South Africa’s history. Noah tells his story, which ranges from the humorous to the traumatic, with his cutting wit and incisive perspective. At times both poignant and outrageous, Noah deals with the intersection of his life and the history of a country reckoning with deep-seated racism and finds a parallel here to the United States.

The book is available for checkout at Malden Public Library in paperback, ebook, and audio CDs. Call the library at 781.324.0218, or visit our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org or www.maldenreads.org for more information about our book discussion and other programming centering on 2021’s Malden Reads selection of Born a Crime.

MPL TO GO: The Malden Public Library Opens for Curbside Hold Pickups

The Malden Public Library is now open for curbside holds pickup. Curbside hold pickup means you will be asking for items either from our website or via phone. This will be available Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Library staff will collect and check out materials, and contact patrons when holds are ready for pickup.

Follow these simple steps to pick up items:

  • Place an item on hold through the library’s catalog (https://mpl.bibliocommons.com/)  or by calling the library (781.324.0218).
  • When your items are ready, you will  be notified by email, phone or text (whichever method you chose when you signed up for a card).
  • Call 781.324.0218 once you have received notification that your hold(s) are ready to arrange a pickup. Make sure you have your library card number handy! Calling ahead cuts down on your wait time.
  • Drive or walk to the library and wait in the designated curbside area.
  • Call 781.324.0218 to let library staff know you are there to pick up your items.
  • We will place your items on a table for pickup.  Please wait until the staff has re-entered the Library before taking materials. Enjoy your books!
  • When you’re done with your items, please return them in the book drop.

Materials can only be returned using the library’s book drops to ensure patrons and staff safety. Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before check-in, as recommended by the CDC. During the quarantine period, books will remain on the borrower’s card. For further safety, concerned patrons can avoid opening checked out materials for 24 to 72 hours after retrieving them from the library.

The Library continues to recommend the many online resources available at our website at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org, including 24/7 access to the digital library,

The library has a reopening plan in place, but no date has yet been set for the various stages in the plan. However, the library’s Summer Reading Program will be taking place starting July 15.

For more information about the Malden Public Library’s programs and services, please call the library at 781-324-0218.