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Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 23, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Town of Saugus Compost Site Reopens Today
April 26, 2014 (8:00 am)

Saugus Tree Committee Earth Day Event
April 26, 2014 (9:00 am)

Vineyard Community Church Kids Clothes Swap
April 26, 2014 (9:00 am)

SRWC Earth Day Cleanup at Marshview Park
April 26, 2014 (9:30 am)

Saugus YMCA Healthy Kids Day
April 26, 2014 (10:00 am)

Saugus Police Dept. "Take Back Drugs Program"
April 26, 2014 (10:00 am)

Saugus National Little League Season Opening Parade
April 27, 2014 (9:30 am)

Saugus American Legion Senior & Junior Baseball Try-outs
April 27, 2014 (5:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
April 30, 2014 (7:00 pm)

1st Congregational Church 2014 Benefit Auction
May 3, 2014 (6:00 pm)

Saugus Toastmasters Club Meeting
May 5, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Saugus Rabies Clinic
May 7, 2014 (4:00 pm)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
May 7, 2014 (7:00 pm)

1st Congregational Church Community Breakfast
May 10, 2014 (7:00 am)

Town of Saugus Curbside Leaf Collection
May 12, 2014 (7:00 am)

Town of Saugus Curbside Leaf Collection
May 13, 2014 (7:00 am)

Town of Saugus Curbside Leaf Collection
May 14, 2014 (7:00 am)

Harborlight Show Chorus Rehearsal
May 14, 2014 (7:00 pm)

Town of Saugus Curbside Leaf Collection
May 15, 2014 (7:00 am)

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Saugus Public Library   295 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906

(781) 231 - 4168             


Saugus Public Library Website

Diane Wallace, Library Director  (781) 231 -  4168  ext.11

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

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

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

Helena Iles Papaioannou, Children's Librarian  (781) 231 - 4168 ext. 14

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

Saugus Public Library Hours
September 2013 through June 2014

Monday        10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday       10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday  10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday      10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday          10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday      10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday    Closed

Closed for 2014 holidays on:

 April 18, 2014  Good Friday 

April 21, 2014   Patriot’s Day

May 26, 2014   Memorial Day

July 4, 2014   Independence Day

September 1, 2014   Labor Day

October 13, 2014   Columbus Day

November 11, 2014   Veterans’ Day

November 27, 2014   Thanksgiving Day

December 25, 2014   Christmas Day


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


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


Friend us on Facebook!
The Saugus Public Library is on Facebook.
“Like” us and get updates on the latest programs and events.


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.     Meeting dates 


New Friends of the Saugus Public Library
The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are a group of people with an
interest in improving the Library building, programs, services, and 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.


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.

There are some fascinating records to be found. To step back in history,
try a search of the "Records of Ye Towne Meetings of Lyn 1771" for "British".

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. 


Please Help Support the Saugus Public Library!
If you shop, the library can benefit from your purchases. 

Simply begin your shopping by visiting
Click on the Amazon icon on our homepage to be brought to the Amazon website,
and the Library will receive a percentage of the purchases that you make.
This program is in place for the entire year!!



Author Peter Swanson will be at the Library
Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm
He will talk to us about his debut novel -
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

Refreshments provided by
the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.
Free admission.


Once a Month Wednesday Book Group
6:00 pm

Check with the Reference Desk for copies
of each month's book for discussion.


Author Stuart Murphy -  Early Childhood Literacy
Monday   May 12, 2014   from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Author Stuart Murphy will be speaking about
visual learning and early childhood literacy,
including his own I See I Learn books,
to parents, teachers, and caregivers.

For Adults only.


Resume Assistance
Monday or Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Are you looking for a job?

If you would like some help in making your resume look more
attractive to potential employers, draft a cover letter, or just want
someone to proofread your resume and cover letter, you can schedule
an hour with a staff member at the Saugus Public Library to help you
on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Call the Reference Department (781) 231- 4168 ext.16 to schedule a time.
Please bring your resume with you at the time of your appointment.
We look forward to assisting you in your job search!


The Saugus Public Library now has passes to Boston Museums!

Boston Children’s Museum admission at 1/2 price for up to four people
Boston Museum of Fine Arts passes allow $10.00 per person, up to 2 people
Boston Museum of Science admission at 1/2 price for up to 4 people

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


The Saugus Public Library subscribes to the E-Edition of 
  The Lynn Daily Item 

Both UserName and Password are:   sauguslib

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

The genealogy databases are not available elsewhere 
& are limited to use on library computers. 
This is a terrific way for Saugus residents to research their family history for free.


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!
  This is a three-week session running on an ongoing basis:
  Week 1 - Introduction to the computer
  Week 2 - Introduction to e-mail
  Week 3 - Introduction to the Internet
Please call the Reference Desk at 781-231- 4168  ext. 17  for more 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.


Puzzle Center at the Saugus Public Library

    We now have a Puzzle Center on the second floor. 
    This area is exclusively for teens, young adults and adults.
    Stop in and add a few pieces, or sit, relax, & complete a puzzle! 

    We're looking for adult puzzles for our new "Puzzle Table".  
Please be sure donated puzzles are not missing any pieces. 
Thank you!"


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  

*  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

*  A librarian is ready to help with finding materials.

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


Teen Craft!   Tuesdays
Ages 11-18 welcome

Make Candy Sushi
Tuesday  May 6th  from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Use a variety of candies to make candy sushi.
Let's see who can make theirs look just like real sushi!

Come join in the fun.
To register, come to the library, call  (781) 231-4168
or email Lisa at

Pick up a Flyer to see what we'll be doing next. 


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 Museum Passes!

The Saugus Public Library now has passes to the Children’s Museum,
Museum of Science, and Museum of Fine Art.  
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 

Calendar of Children's Programs 
click here 

Check the Children's Calendar for dates and times
for ALL children's programs

special events like -
Plant-Tastic, Read to a Dog, Special Musical Guests, and Curious Creatures.


To register for Children's Programs
please call (781) 231-4168  ext.14
or email Martha at

or come by the Children’s Desk


Puppet Storytime
For Ages 2 to 5

Mondays  at 1:00 pm

April 7  -  April 14   -  April 28
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes,
with the aid of puppets!


LEGO Construction at the Library!
For Grades K and up

Saturday  April 5  from 10:30 to 11:30 am

Monday  April 28   from   4:00 to   5:00 pm


Let’s go LEGO!
Are you a lover of LEGO’s? 
Come join us for some cooperative constructions!


Drop-In Craft  -  Thursdays 

All Ages, All Day


We'll have the supplies out all day, so drop by anytime!


Toddler Story Time at the Saugus Library

For 2 & 3 year olds

Tuesdays  at 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes.


Preschool Story Time at the Saugus Public Library
For 3 to 5 year olds

Tuesdays  at 11:30 am

Children will hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft.


Babies & Books!
For babies and toddlers up to 23 months 

Wednesdays   from 10:10 to 10:40 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and interactive games--
perfect to share with your baby!


After School Stories & Craft
for School Age children K and up 

Tuesdays  from 3:30 to 4:30pm

Picture books are not just for preschoolers! 
Come join us for just-right-for-older-kids picture books followed by a craft.


for School Age Children K and up

Tuesday   April 8   from  3:30 to 4:30 pm

Experience nature & gardening by planting clover.
Sponsored by the Saugus Garden Club


Fun with STEM Sprouts  -  for Ages up to 4 years 
Wednesday   April 9  at  10:00 am 

Join us for fun & simple STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities
for children from babies to preschoolers.


So You Want to Sew? - Sewing Class
For All Ages.   Families welcome.

Wednesdays   from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

April 23


Come learn to sew using needle, thread, and fabric
with retired sewing teacher, Miss Joyce.


Music & Mother Goose –
for Ages up to 4 years!

from  10:30 to 11:00 am

Friday  April 4

Saturday  April 12 & 26

Join us for music and rhymes, dancing and skipping,
shaking and marching!


Math Madness!   for Ages 4 to 8
Saturday  April 12   at 1:00 pm
Fun with math: bingo, estimations, bean bags, & cookies!


Clowning Around at the Library  -  for All Ages
Thursday  April 17    at  3:00 pm 
JuJu the Clown and Friends will entertain with clowning, magic,
and face painting in celebration of National Library Week! 
Come join the fun!


Science Saturday – for Grades K and up

Saturday  April 19, 2014

at 2:00 pm



Earth Day Celebration!   for Ages 4 years & up
Tuesday   April 22   at 3:30 pm

Come celebrate the earth & all its treasures
with stories & a project!


Mike the Bubble Man  -   for All Ages
Wednesday  April 23   at 2:00 pm
Through music, choreography, and comedy,
Mike the Bubble Man makes bubbles of all shapes and sizes
come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. 
Come join us as we explore the science of bubbles!
Generously funded by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council.
Registration required.   (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 14


Once a Month Book Club  -  Grades 3+
(for independent readers)

Thursday April 24, 2014  from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Please pre-register !

the group for discussion and fun!

If you can't finish the whole book, that's ok!
We'll pick our next book to read each meeting.
Join us in discussing
Toy Dance Party
by Emily Jenkins
Copies available at the front desk.


Zumba!  for Ages 4 to 11
Friday  April 25   at  2:00 pm
We have a Zumba instructor coming to the library.
Come exercise & have fun!   
Registration required.   (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 14


You Are a Poet (& Now You Know It)!   
for Grades 2 and up

Saturday  April 26  at  1:00 pm
A River of Words!  We will read and write poetry
in celebration of National Poetry Month!


Programs Coming Up This Summer
Supported by the Saugus Cultural Council 2014

Curious Creatures

Thursday  June 19, 2014
Two presentations - 3:30 pm  and  4:20 pm

Scott Jameson – Magician

Friday  July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

The Whalemobile

Wednesday  August 20, 2014 at 10:30 am


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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