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Delvena Theater presents MAE WEST at Saugus Public Library
May 14, 2016 (6:30 pm)

Matt Tavares PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING Saugus Public Library
May 31, 2016 (3:30 pm)

PLANT-TASTIC! Tuesday at the Saugus Public Library
June 14, 2016 (3:30 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
September 14, 2015 to May 31, 2016

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 

Mary O'Connell, Interim Library Director  (781) 231 - 4168  ext. 16 

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


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







Rainforest Reptiles - Terrific Turtles  
Tuesday April 19, 2016 
Saugus Public Library Community Room
from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
See turtles, feel turtles, learn about turtles
with the folks from Rainforest Reptiles!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Saugus Cultural Council 


Arbor Day /  Earth Day  Activities
For Pre-School and older

Thursday  April 21, 2016   from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Stories, poems and a craft!
Thanks to Joyce & the Saugus Tree Committee


Delvena Theatre Company presents Mae West
at Saugus Public Library – Community Room
Monday  May 14, 2016   at 6:30 pm
Come visit with W. C. Fields and Mae West in a dressing room
on the set of their 1940 production of My Little Chicadee.
Our two actors will bring their characters to life while you laugh as the
audiences did way back when. 
Learn about their personal lives too in this humorous,
yet informative production – an evening of fun.
After the performance, the actors will open up to the audience for
discussion regarding Fields and West. Truly a unique experience!


Matt Tavares – Presentation and Book Signing
May 31, 2016   at   3:30 pm
Matt is a New England author and illustrator of children’s books.
His presentations are enjoyed by readers of all ages from 5 to 85 -
and everyone learns something new. 
Join us.   The event is free – and open to readers of all ages.


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.


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.


Zinio  -  online magazines
Set up an account with Zinio and read magazines
for free on your desktop or mobile device.


* * * * *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!

bcm.jpgadmission discount for up to four 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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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!
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!  


Poetry Contest!  for young adults

April 1 - 30, 2016
Open to Students in Grades 6 to 12

Drop off your poetry at the Reference Desk during the month of April. 
You can submit as many poems as you’d like.

Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Poetry will be judged by library staff.

Good luck!


Color Your World . . . with Pastels!!
Pastel Painting Class for young adults - Grades 6 & up

Saturday  April 23   from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Award winning artist and teacher, Sharon Morley will teach a class
on painting with pastels. Create your own painting from a still life.
No experience necessary.  All materials will be provided.
Please sign up at the Reference Desk, space is limited.
Come in or call  (781) 231 - 4168

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


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.


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

Calendar of Children's Programs 
click here 


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

Most alternate Fridays and Saturdays 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.


Crazy Craft 
Thursday April 7  at  3:30 pm
All ages.
Join us on the 1st Thursday of the month
for some creativity and fun!


Plant-tastic! – for Grades K & up

2nd Tuesday of the month
from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Join the Saugus Garden Club for an hour of planting, nature, and fun.


Keeping Us in Stitches – for Grade 2 & up

2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm
Older children can learn to sew using needle, thread & fabric
(and maybe a sewing machine) with teachers, Miss Joyce and Miss Margie.

Teen Volunteers – for Grade 5+

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


Time with Teens – for All Ages
2nd Thursday  at 4:15 pm

Join the Teen Volunteers for a craft, building,
and some one-on-one time with books!

Thursday  April 14th  
Join the Library Teen Volunteers for an Egg Hunt and craft!
All ages!


Kids’ Book Group – for Elementary school readers

Wednesday  April 20, 2016  from 4:30 to 5:30 pm 


The Magician's Boy  by  Susan Cooper

Read the book at home, then join us for a discussion. 
Copies are available at the front desk.


For Older Children
The Doodling Club – for Ages 7+
Check with the Library for the next meeting date.
A kid-led cartooning and drawing club
open to all kids who want to make comics.


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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