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JUJU THE PIRATE - MAGIC SHOW! at the Saugus Public Library
June 1, 2017 (3:30 am)

June 3, 2017 (8:00 am)

Adult Coloring Class at Saugus Public Library
June 7, 2017 (10:00 am)

BOOK GROUP at Saugus Public Library
June 14, 2017 (6:00 pm)

June 15, 2017 (4:00 pm)

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL at Saugus Historical Society
June 17, 2017 (10:00 am)

GLSS DEMENTIA TALKS at Saugus Public Library
July 6, 2017 (12:00 pm)

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Saugus Public Library   295 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906

(781) 231 - 4168             


Saugus Public Library Website 

Saugus Public Library Hours

Monday        9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday       9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday  9:00 am to 8:00 pm
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday           9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday       9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday    Closed 

Closed for the following 2017 Holidays
Monday  May 29  -  Memorial Day
Tuesday  July 4  -  Independence Day
Monday  September 4  -  Labor Day
Monday  October  9  -  Columbus Day
Thursday November 23  -  Thanksgiving Day
Monday  December 25  -  Christmas Day

Brian Hodgdon, Library Director  (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 11 

Lisa LeJeune, Young Adult/Reference Librarian  (781) 231 -  4168  ext.17

Amy Melton, Head of Children's Department  (781) 231 - 4168  ext.14 

Mary O'Connell, Head of Reference Department  (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 16

Tony Rothwell, Administrative Assistant  (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 10


Handicap Accessible entrances.  Elevator to second floor.
Catalog and computers with internet connection are wheelchair accessible.


See What's Happening at the Saugus Public Library 

Click on a Calendar







Adult Coloring Class
Wednesdays at 10:00 am 

June 7

Brooks Room 2nd floor
Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Event. 
It's a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative,
and have fun, no experience necessary! 
We have pencils and coloring pages ready and waiting . . . . See you there! 
Spaces limited, please call to register (781) 231-4168 ext. 16


The Book Group
Our book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month

from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Community Room

Newcomers are always welcome.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 14  -  Our selection is
Inside the O’Briens

by Lisa Genova

July 12  -  August 9  -  September 13
October 11  -  November 8  -  December 13

Please call the library for each month's book (781) 231-4168


Fun & Games Night at the Saugus Public Library
Tuesday   June 20  -  July 18  -  August 15  -  September 19
6:00 to 7:30 pm
In the Community Room
For Ages 18 to 120  -  Bring friends!

Do you like to play games?  Join us in the Community Room
We have many games available  -  or bring your own!
Among our games are Uno Attack, Buzz Word, Cribbage, Phase 10,
Taboo, Spades & Hearts, Sequence, Apples to Apples, Scrabble,
Rummikub, Mancala, King's Corner and more!
Contact:  Brian   
This event is sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.


Thursdays  Knit / Crochet / Sew  for Adults
Thursdays  10:00 am  to  12:00 noon  

In the Brooks Meeting Room 
Saugus Public Library

Weekly sessions for adults who knit, crochet, or sew.  
Everyone is welcome to attend and join in.

Informal group that helps each other.


at Saugus Public Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

For students in Grades K – 5
The SPL is partnering with the Belmonte Middle School to offer free,
drop-in homework help to Saugus elementary school students to help
foster strong academic and study skills outside of school hours. 
Homework Help is in session starting Tuesday, February 28, 2017
and running Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library.
*  Homework helpers are National Junior Honor Society Students from
    the Belmonte Middle School. 
*  No registration, but students must be signed in/out by a parent/guardian.
*  Parent/guardian must remain on library grounds while student is receiving
    homework assistance pursuant to the unattended minors policy.
*  Subjects:  Math – Science – Grammar – Reading - Social Studies – Geography
For more information about homework help, email
Contact:  Brian      


Dementia Talks with Debby and Taylor:
“Everybody’s Part of the Conversation”

Thursday  June 1, 2017  
from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library

Greater Lynn Senior Services reps
Debby Segil & Taylor Lamberta, LCSW
will be available to answer questions, provide information,
and speak one-on-one with residents about a range of
important topics around caregiving and memory loss.
Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
The agency also hosts several monthly support groups for caregivers,
including one that meets at the Saugus Senior Center.
For more information, call (781) 586- 8640 or e-mail


Raptors!  Birds of Prey!
New England Reptile & Raptor Exhibits
at the Saugus Public Library
Thursday June 15   from   4:00 to 5:00 pm
Ages 8 and up, please
Learn facts about birds of prey such as hawks, falcons, owls
and eagles, and see some of these beautiful birds up close!

Kick off Teen Summer Reading 2017 with this great program!
Call (781) 231-4168 or come in to the library to sign up.

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the
Saugus Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported
by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."


Mad Science: "Up, Up, & Away!"
Thursday   July 13
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Mad Science® of Greater Boston
is returning to the Saugus Public Library!


This spellbinding show illustrates the principles of air pressure.
A soda bottle crushed by the atmosphere before our very eyes.
Children will learn how the forces at work affect the world around us.
The Mad Scientist will make a hot air balloon out of a dry cleaning bag,
and the children will also get the chance to watch a hovercraft in action!
Contact: Amy Melton
   (781) 231-4168  


Nature Nick!
Friday   August 11
1:00 to 2:00 pm
in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library


Exotic Animal Show with Nature Nick!
Sponsored by the New Friends of Saugus Library!
Contact: Amy Melton   (781) 231-4168      


Magic by Scott Jameson!
Wednesday August 16
3:00 to 4:00 pm
in the Community Room at Saugus Public Library


Contact: Amy Melton   (781) 231-4168  


The Library offers free wireless access to the Internet.

Access password is:  sauguswifi


Board of Trustee Meetings
The Saugus Public Library Board of Trustees have added a “Citizen’s Forum” to the
Trustees Board Meeting Agenda.  The Trustees want to hear from you, and extend
an invitation to the public to attend any of our meetings.  We hope to see you there.

Meetings from September to June at 6:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month
in the Saugus Library Community Room.   


New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

New Friends of the Saugus Public Library

A group of people interested in improving the Library building,
programs, services, & collections.
They sponsor activities and provide services which benefit
and stimulate interest in the Saugus Public Library.

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library meet at 6:00 pm
on the first Wednesday of the month (September to June)
in the Library Conference Room.  

To become a member, fill out the Membership Form  
and drop it off or mail it to the Library with your annual membership dues.


Download Free Audio Books  &  Books for your Kindle
Our library now has access to e-books that can be borrowed for e-Readers. 
 click here   or stop by the library
for more info.


North of Boston Library Exchange
Use the on-line Library Catalogue to find and reserve a book

Don’t forget that you can log on to your library account from the convenience of home
to check if the library has
a book or DVD.  You can also reserve or renew material.
All you need is your library card number and PIN number.
If you don’t have a PIN number, stop by the library to request one.


* * * * *Library Volunteers Needed * * * * *
The library is looking for volunteers.  Flexible hours and various projects!
If you have a few spare hours each week and are interested in helping out
at the library, please contact us.  (781) 231- 4168 ext.16


Saugus Digital Documents are Accessible
on the Internet Archive

an online collection of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
The Archive preserves originals and makes them available at the click of a mouse.

High School Yearbooks, Annual Reports, Lists of Persons,
and other Town Documents  are also available.

Most of the Middle School Yearbooks are now online at the Archive!

The project was Federally funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  
Scanning was done by the Digital Services Department of the Boston Public Library.
All documents will eventually reside on the
Digital Commonwealth. 


The Saugus Public Library now has passes to Boston Museums!

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click here to view / print the Saugus Public Library Museum Pass Price Guide  

Quantities are limited and each coupon is good for only one specific date.
Please call the circulation desk or stop by to reserve yours now (781) 231-4168 x13

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goldline500pxl.jpg and Heritage Quest
are currently available at the Saugus Public Library.

The genealogy database is not available elsewhere 
& limited to use on library computers. 
This is a terrific way for Saugus residents to research their family history for free.
The Heritage Quest genealogy database is now available from home.


The library is a great resource for job seekers.

You can use the library’s computers to send out resumes or look for a job. 
You will also find information here on resume writing and interviewing techniques.


 State and Federal Income Tax forms 

  Click here to download IRS forms and instructions

  Click here to download MA DOR forms and instructions


Computer classes for beginners at the library!
Please call the Reference Desk at 781-231- 4168  ext. 17  for information


Book delivery to the home-bound.
Are you or someone you know unable to come to the library? 
Let us bring the library to you ! 
We will provide books, audio books, magazines, music and
DVDs to the temporarily or permanently homebound in Saugus. 
We are also looking for volunteers to deliver library materials. 
Please contact the library (781) 231- 4168 for more info.


 Do you have LEGOS that you no longer use?
The Saugus Public Library is accepting donations of LEGOs for our children's program. 
We would appreciate both large and small donations of LEGOs!
Please drop off your Lego donations at the children's
Thank You! 

 * * * Young Adults Services * * *  

Lisa LeJeune, Young Adult Librarian  (781) 231- 4168 ext. 16

Visit us at  


*  A librarian is ready to help with finding materials.

*  Teen Services teams with SHS and BMS to provide Summer Reading books

*  High School & Middle School Teen Services Area

*  3 public computers complete with Internet access

*  Online access to magazine articles, newspapers, encyclopedias, & other reference books
*  Fiction, biography, and other non-fiction books

*  The Graphic Novel Collection

*  CD Collection

*  Video Games Collection
Games are available for PS4, XBOX One, Wii and Wii U.
All games are rated either T for Teen or E for Everyone.

Check out what's new for teens at the Library!  


the Children's

In the Children’s Room, parents can relax while
the kids play a variety of fun and educational games.  
Internet access is limited for children, giving parents peace of mind.

We have discount Children's Museum Passes!
Quantities are limited and each coupon is good for only one specific date.
Please call the circulation desk or stop by to reserve yours now.  (781) 231-4168 x13

Questions?  Want to register for an event?

Contact our Children’s Librarian, Amy Melton 

(781) 231- 4168  ext. 14  or 

or come by the Children’s Desk

Children's Room
click here 


Children's Room Calendar

Children can borrow magazines at the public library
Several magazines, including Ranger Rick,
Highlights, National Geographic for Kids, 
Animal Baby, Jack & Jill, Cricket, and Pack-o-Fun, are available to check out.


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