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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.

YA Perler Bead Craft – On the Lawn 7/15 @3PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to get crafty at the Malden Library. We will have tables and chairs in the shade as well as perler beads to craft and create your own personalized magnetized artistic creations.

Join us outside on Thursday July 15th (Friday July 16th as a rain date) at 3PM to join the program in front of the library.

Young Adult Crafts: Duct Tape Grab & Go Bags -July 8th

Young Adults in the 5th through 6th grade make heads or tails out of our YA crafts this summer, starting TODAY July 8th  with the Duct Tape grab and go bags.

Come to the information desk of the Malden Public Library and request your bag with colorful Duct Tape and instructions on how to make your own headbands and bow ties for your next formal occasion. Become thrifty and fashionable this Summer with the programs that the Malden Public Library.


YA Movie Afternoon – July 9th 3-5PM

Young Adults in the 5th through 12th grade are invited to watch one of the grudge matches of the century as we head online to watch party of Godzilla and King Kong duke it out.

We will be broadcasting via zoom on Friday, July 9th starting at 3PM sharp. This is the latest in the famous “Mosnterverse” series of films and stars a giant atomic Lizard and a Monkey with an axe.

Join the zoom link here in the description to get in the chat and enjoy the film with friends:

Big Games on the Library Lawn, Saturday July 10th, 3-5PM

Come enjoy the day outside with friends on the Malden Public Library front lawn and play some big outdoor friendly games. Enjoy board and outdoor games with us outside from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

This is part of the Malden Summer Festivals program, explore Malden and enjoy other activities by following the link below:

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.

Library Closed on Saturday 6/19 for Juneteenth Holiday

4th Annual Malden Juneteenth Freedom Celebration (Virtual) – Sign Up by 6 PM  This virtual evening program will celebrate Black and African American culture and invite participants to reflect on the meaning of freedom. The program features Malden educator and MA Teacher of the Year Jennifer Hedrington, spoken word poet Zenaida Peterson, drummer Otha Day, singer Lydia Harrell, dancer Alexandria Onuoha, and the A.O. Step Team from Malden High School.

The program will be simultaneously interpreted from English into eight languages: ASL, Arabic, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You must register by 6 pm on June 19th to join the event webinar and to access the simultaneous interpretation. Please register one device for each household.

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and told enslaved Black people about their emancipation from slavery. Granger’s announcement came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and represents a symbolic delay in the granting of freedom to enslaved Black people, symbolic still as the fight for racial justice and equity continues in Malden and across all of the United States. Malden’s Juneteenth event will inform about the tension between celebration and continued struggle and will help build a community movement for racial equity.

MaldenCORE is thankful for our community collaborators for helping to make this a Malden-wide celebration: American Association for Arab Women (AAAW), Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), Chinese Culture Connection (CCC), Friends of Oak Grove, Inc. (FOOGI) Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC), Malden ArtsMalden Education Association (MEA), Malden Neighbors Helping Neighbors (MHNH) Malden Police Alternatives and Accountability (MPAA), Malden Public Library (MPL), Malden Reads, MaldenSTAND (previously MHS Students for Racial Equity), Mystic Valley Branch of the NAACPNorth Shore Hispanic Association (NSHA), Urban Media Arts (UMA),YWCA MaldenZonta Malden

MaldenCORE is grateful for our sponsors, without whom this event would not be taking place. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The program is also supported by the City of Malden and Eastern Bank.