Blog: Teen Program

The category for Teen’s programs that will be featured on the Teen’s Collection page.

YA Book Discussion: 6th – 8th Grade MPS Summer Reading Assignment

Join the zoom call below on August 2nd @ 3PM in order to talk with Librarian Patrick about the Malden Public Schools 6-8th grade Reading Assignment.

Feel free to ask questions and get book recommendations if you haven’t done the assignment yet, or feel free to bounce any ideas off the group that you would like.

Join the call at 3PM to ask your questions:

Youth Tie-Dye Day: Thursday July 29th @3PM

Kids age 4-10, and Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade are invited to a program on the lawn of the Malden Public Library, as we TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS!


Young Adults in the 5th-12th grade shirts and spaces available to design and make your own Tie-Dye shirt are first come first serve. Come to the library at 3:00 PM on Thursday July 29th. All the materials are provided for you.


Sign-up is required: Call the Children’s Room at 781-324-0218 to reserve a spot! There will be three sessions to choose from:  3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm. (The process can get messy, so be sure to wear clothes that can take the abuse.) This tie-dying activity is appropriate for kids ages 4-10 and will take place on the front lawn of the library.

YA Grab & Go Crafts: Anime Coloring Book Kits

For young adults in the 5th through 12th grade, stop by the library starting today to pick up your own Anime Coloring Kit.

Each kit has pages of chibi art, anime characters, and scenes from your favorite anime, as well as colored pencils or markers. Just go to the information desk at the Malden Public Library to pick up your Grab & Go craft bag while supplies last.

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff July 1st!!!

Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as the Malden Public Library presents “Tails and Tales,” a summer of reading and fun.  The summer program is open to everyone, babies through adults. In addition to reading challenges and prizes, the summer will be filled with activities for all ages from big book story times, a visit with Barn Babies, yoga on the lawn, sing-alongs and magic shows, in addition to board game nights and other activities for adults.

Summer begins with a grand kick-off on the lovely lawn of the Malden Public Library on Thursday, July 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come and register for summer reading, enjoy music, crafts, and free ice cream.

Why Summer Reading?  Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer will regress and be less prepared when school starts. This is commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” To succeed in school and life, the National Summer Learning Association says we all need opportunities to learn and practice academic and social skills throughout the summer months.

Fill your summer with great books and fun learning activities. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or follow us on social media at, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Tails and Tales” is sponsored statewide by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins & the Boston Pride hockey teams, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; with support from our local sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Malden Cultural Council, and the Friends of the Malden Public Library.