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Dry Ice Science Show at Saugus Public Library
February 22, 2017 (2:00 pm)

Passport to Fun at Saugus Public Library
February 23, 2017 (3:30 pm)

Mardi Gras at 1st Congregational Church
February 24, 2017 (7:00 pm)

Penguin Story & Craft at Saugus Public Library
February 25, 2017 (10:30 am)

Job Corps Orientation Session
February 28, 2017 (All Day)

Theatre Company of Saugus Fundraiser at Fuddruckers
February 28, 2017 (5:00 pm)

Healing Circle at 1st Congregational Church
March 1, 2017 (7:00 pm)

First Friday Free Film at 1st Congregational Church
March 3, 2017 (6:30 pm)

Job Corps Orientation Session
March 7, 2017 (All Day)

Saugus Public Library Book Club
March 8, 2017 (6:00 pm)

Job Corps Orientation Session
March 14, 2017 (All Day)

Adult Coloring Class at Saugus Public Library
March 15, 2017 (10:00 am)

Job Corps Orientation Session
March 21, 2017 (All Day)

Job Corps Orientation Session
March 28, 2017 (All Day)

Job Corps Orientation Session
April 4, 2017 (All Day)

Healing Circle at 1st Congregational Church
April 5, 2017 (8:00 am)

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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  January 16  -  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday  February 20  -  Washington’s Birthday
Monday  April 17  -  Patriots Day
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







The Saugus Public Library is excited to participate in the
Boston Bruins PJ Drive

The Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons, Massachusetts Board of Library
Commissioners and Department of Children and Families are once again
teaming up to present the 10th Annual PJ Drive.  The PJ Drive provides
new pajamas to children in need across Massachusetts.
Please donate NEW PAJAMAS for children - infants through age 12!
Donations accepted at the Library through March 15.


Adult Coloring Class
Wednesdays at 10:00 am   

February 15  
March 15
April 12
May 10
 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


Newcomers Welcome to The Book Group
Our book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month
Please call the library for more information.
Upcoming Meeting Wednesday March 8
from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Community Room

Our book for discussion will be -  The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant


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.


Homework Help 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      
















Patrons, forgot your flash-drive? 
No problem. The Saugus Public Library is selling flash drives to patrons. 
They are available for purchase at the reference desk.


The Library offers free wireless access to the Internet.

SSID:  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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mfa.jpg discount admission $10.00 - for up to 2 people
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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


The Saugus Public Library  ~  Book Sale Continues
   We still have plenty of wonderful books for sale.
   Please drop in and browse any time the library is open.
   Hardcover books are $1.00 and paperbacks are 50 cents.
Thank you for thinking of the Saugus Public Library,
but with the exception of brand-new books or cookbooks,
we are unable to accept used-book donations at this time.


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 program series for children. 
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!  


Teen Volunteers - for 6th grade & up
2nd Thursday of the month at  4:00 pm
Join us for community service by organizing
special library programs for younger children.


3D Pen Creations  -  Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm


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, Martha Morgan

(781) 231- 4168  ext. 14  or 

or come by the Children’s Desk

Children's Programs 
click here 


Activities For Younger Children
Playgroups at the Library through the CFCE
(see calendar for days/times)
Nurture your child’s social skills and school readiness
with these structured playgroups for 4 different ages.
Sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant (CFCE).


Babies & Books – for birth to 2 years
Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, & games.

Storytime for 2s & 3s – for ages 2 & 3
Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am  or  10:30 to 11:00 am
Enjoy stories, songs, & rhymes to be shared with a toddler & caregiver.
Pre-K Tales & Tunes – for Ages 3.5 to 5 years
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 pm
Come for stories & songs, plus a craft—just right for preschoolers!

Music & Mother Goose – for Ages birth to 4 years

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am
Join us for music & rhymes, dancing & skipping, shaking & marching!

For Ages 2 to 8
Most Mondays  from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Join a CFCE Early Childhood Leader for fun science,
technology, engineering, art, and math activities.


Teen Volunteers – for Grade 5+

2nd Thursday  at 4:00 pm
Join us for community service by organizing
special library programs for younger children.  


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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