Blog: Library Events

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

September is library card sign up month. And ALA and I Love Libraries have partnered to offer a $100 gift card to a lucky library lover. Just post a photo of you and your library card as a comment or wall post on the I Love Libraries page. Don’t forget to not include any personal information in your photo (just show us the front of the card). #GetLibraryCarded promotion begins Today, at 1pm EST and ends Friday, September 23, at 1pm EST.  Check back to see all the ways you can use your library card and all the reasons to love your library. We’ll be featuring the many uses, programs, and perks of using your library card regularly.

Mayor Storytime, Thursday, September 29, 10:30 a.m.

Join Mayor Gary Christenson for a special storytime on Thursday, September 29, at 10 :30 a.m.  The Mayor will read aloud from some fun new picture books and be available to answer any questions that children might have about what a mayor does. This program is recommended for ages 3-5+. Preschool groups are welcome (just call the Children’s Room in advance).


End of Summer Reading Picnic!

Join the Malden Public Library as we bid farewell to Camp MPL and wind down our Summer Reading season. On Thursday August 11th from 2-4 pm bring your picnic snacks and baskets for an old fashioned community picnic party on the lawn. We will provide the cake and light refreshments, you bring your sandwiches and sides. There will be games, music, prizes, and hopefully a lot of fun with our library friends and neighbors. Thank you again to all our summer reading sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Friends of the Malden Public Library, Malden Cultural Council – and all our great summer volunteers.

Cancelled: Summer Movie Night: Wed., August 24th: 6-8pm

Tonight’s movie has been cancelled. We will reschedule in the future.

Join us for a fun Summer Movie Night on Wednesday, August 24th from 6-8pm. We’re showing the Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum adventure rom-com about a romance novelist and her book cover model who go to The Lost City. Rated PG-13 (112 min.) (2022) Registration is encouraged. Call us at 781-324-0218 to reserve your spot.

Family Movie Night at the Park at Rivers Edge (200 River’s Edge Drive)

Join us for a “Movie Night in the Park at Rivers Edge” on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.. The movie will be on The Park at Rivers Edge Great Lawn adjacent to 200 River’s Edge Drive in Medford. The Great Lawn section of the park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre where residents and visitors of all ages are welcome to gather and enjoy a free movie night featuring Disney’s Enchanted.

Enchanted is an American live-action/animated musical fantasy romantic comedy film starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon. A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day life when an animated princess is exiled into the real world by an evil queen. MPAA Rating PG.

The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates and the Malden Public Library. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs for use. There will be free snacks and water provided. Wellington Station is just 0.4 miles from Rivers Edge. Free parking is available at the Rivers Edge Garage.


Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge

Are you wondering what to do with the Summer Reading Passport that you got at the Ice Cream Social? Well, we have officially launched out Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge, so wonder no more. Here are the basics…
Collect 5 stickers for attending programs, reading books, doing challenges. Once you have 5 stickers you qualify for a merit badge to be handed out at the End of Summer Picnic on August 11th from 2-4pm (sign up required).
And for an added incentive for grown up readers, everyone who qualifies for a merit badge will also be entered into a raffle to win a Camp MPL tote bag.

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.