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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, Wednesday, Friday and 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.

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

Jazz for Kids with Mr. Frank, Music Play Patrol: April 21 & 22

For school vacation week, we have two wonderful music programs to offer:

THE JAZZ GREATS FOR GRADES 1-5
Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 pm
Learn about some of the greatest Jazz musicians of all time and discover new favorites! Featuring activities and songs inspired by Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and more. Mr. Frank from Music Play Patrol will present this fun 30-minute virtual music program. Visit the library’s online event calendar for the Zoom details.

INTRO TO JAZZ FOR AGES 3-5
Thursday, April 22, 11:30 am
Let’s put on our dancing shoes and begin our exploration of Jazz music! Featuring jazz versions of our favorite songs,
how to swing, and more! Mr. Frank from Music Play Patrol will present this fun 30-minute virtual music program. Visit the library’s online event calendar for the Zoom details.

 

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.

HyRead for Chinese ebooks

https://maldenpubliclibrary.ebook.hyread.com.tw/

We are very excited to announce the launch of HyRead, Taiwan’s most popular library e-reading platform.  We are the first one in Massachusetts to offer this service.

Currently, Malden Public Library on HyRead has Chinese titles in traditional and simplified Chinese characters with wide topics.  They can be accessible to Malden Public Library card holders for online reading or downloading to cell phones, tablets, and personal computers.

If you have any question/recommendation, please contact the library at 781-324-0218 or email to info@maldenpubliclibrary.org (accept email in Chinese)

   

HyRead  隨身讀, 隨身聽

 

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摩頓公共圖書舘非常高興推出臺灣最受歡迎的圖書館電子雲端閱讀平台HyRead

目前,摩頓公共圖書舘在 HyRead 上擁有以繁體和簡體漢字出版的電子圖書。內容均為大家所喜愛的主題。 凡是持有摩頓公共圖書舘卡片的讀者都可以使用, 進行在線閱讀或下載到手機,平板和個人電腦。

如果有任何疑問/建議, 請致電摩頓公共圖書館 781-324-0218 或電郵 info@maldenpubliclibrary.org  (可收中文電郵)

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摩顿公共图书馆非常高兴推出台湾最受欢迎的图书馆电子云端阅读平台 HyRead

目前,摩頓公共圖書舘在 HyRead 上拥有100多本以繁体和简体汉字出版的电子图书。内容均为大家所喜爱的主题。 凡是持有摩顿公共图书馆卡片的读者都可以使用, 进行在线阅读或下载到手机,平板和个人电脑。

如果有任何疑问/建议,请致电摩顿公共图书馆 781-324-0218 或电邮 info@maldenpubliclibrary.org  (可收中文电邮)

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使用支援

〉〉  軟體下載 Click Here to Download the App

〉〉  進入 Click Here to Access HyRead

〉〉  Or, 使用二維碼進入 Use this QR code to access HyRead ((可能手機或平板上無法顯示)

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〉〉  操作手冊在此 

〉〉  如何改變字體, 排列, 以及發聲功能  (手機及平板適用)

  1. 書籍借到自己的卡片帳號後,點擊右上方書
  2. 如果書籍pdf epub 格式,選擇 epub格式下載
  3. 點擊銀幕上方 AA,即可選擇字體以及排列,點擊銀幕上方的喇叭,即可改為有聲書模式

〉〉  如何找到摩頓公共圖書館的電子書

在手機或是平板上

  1. 點擊在左上角三條橫線處,
  2. 點擊下方 Add Library,
  3. 點擊公共圖書館,
  4. 點擊Malden Public Library,
  5. 點擊右上角的 X, 關閉頁面。

額外奉送: 電腦版上有 HyRead 免費提供的”作家專欄”和”精選文章”, 不錯哦!

在手機或是平板上, 如何返回圖書館網站?如何看到圖書館新的 HyRead 使用信息? 

在手機版上, 在圖書館名字的右上方, 有一個驚歎號, 點出來是最新消息 Notifications

在平板右邊一點的地方, 有一個驚歎號, 點出來是最新消息 Notifications

 

Each card can borrow up to 2 titles for 7 days with 1 renewal.  

 

English Conversation Class: Wednesdays 1-2 pm

Join us for a free English Conversation Class for adult students every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom. We will discuss daily life, learn new vocabulary, and have general conversation in English. Learn English at home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You must register for the class. Please e-mail Stacy (English Conversation Librarian) at: mplenglishclass@gmail.com

New E-Resource: Black Freedom Struggle

NEW! We have added a great electronic resource to the library: Black Freedom Struggle.
It is a site focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. The intention is to support anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.
By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, the hope is this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
With your library card, you can access this resource from home here: https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary

Stay well, Stay Inspired: Coloring Kits for Adults

When you are staying at home, we hope you can take some time out for yourself.  We are giving away color pencils and coloring pages for you to put colors on papers and to uplift your days.  Each package contains 5 color pencils and 5 coloring pages.  De-stress and unleash your creativity.  Adults only and while supplies last.  To reserve your package and pick it up curbside, please call the library at 781-324-0218.

Our Maldonian Yearbooks Have Been Digitized!

That’s right, everybody, it has finally happened! Our collection of The Maldonian yearbooks from the Malden High School are now officially digitized and available for free online! We get a lot (and we mean a lot) of people asking to see our yearbooks. While many of them are local we hear from people all over the country and sometimes the world. In fact people have shown so much interest in our collection that we knew what had to be done…

 

 

And we did it! Now everyone can access our Maldonian yearbooks from their home, office, or classroom! Simply visit the Internet Archive’s Malden Public Libary page and you’re ready to browse. You can narrow your search by year and you can even search within the yearbooks. Although if you want to flip through them page by page that is always an option and a delightful one at that.

 

Don’t wait, explore them today!

To find Chinese materials? 找中文書?

因為圖書館仍然不能對公眾開放,請使用我們的網上目錄, 查詢您所想要的圖書資料。  怎麼找呢?  怎麼尋找中文書籍呢?怎麼找到最新增加的中文書籍呢?怎麼索取呢? 答案都在這裡。

Because the library is still not open to the public, please use our online catalog to find the books you want. How to find it? How to find Chinese books? How can I find the newly added Chinese books? How can I request it? The answer is here.

Steps

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊右上角的Catalog
  3. 用漢語拼音或是中文字檢索
  4. 點擊 Place a Hold
  5. 輸入圖書館卡片號碼和密碼

怎麼找新書?

  1. 上到圖書館網站 maldenpubliclibrary.org
  2. 點擊 Browse MPL – World Languages
  3. 點擊 Chinese in MBLN
  4. 使用左邊的 Filter
  5. 選擇   語文: Chinese New at the library