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The Malden Public Library Children’s Department serves children from birth through fifth grade, along with their parents, caregivers and teachers. In addition to great books, we offer regular storytimes, special events, and a summer reading program. Class visits are available by appointment. The Children’s Room is found on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. For more information, please call us at (781) 324-0218.

Summer Reading 2024

Library Policies

Booklists and Selection Tools


Language Arts

  • Interactive games for reading skills (K-5)
  • Khan Academy: Free online courses covering math K-12, science, language arts, test prep, and more (available in English, Spanish, French, and Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Language arts skills (PreK-12)
  • Grammar games and practice (1 month free trial)
  • Vocabulary A-Z: Create your own spelling tests and games for practice

Educational Fun

Family Resources

  • Sesame Workshop: Stories, videos, and conversation guides to help caregivers discuss wellness, school-readiness, and difficult topics with children.
  • Massachusetts Department of Education: Family guides to Massachusetts learning standards that explain what children should know for each grade (guides available in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and simplified Chinese).
  • Licensed Child Care Search: Find state licensed child care providers near you.