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Harry Potter Party: Celebrating 20 years of Magic!

You are cordially invited to a muggle free afternoon of magic and fun!

Thursday October 18th 3 pm- 5:30 pm

Space is limited.  Registration Required!

Make a wand, get a Henna tattoo, & take pictures with Harry & Voldemort! (3:30-4:30 only) Treats too.

Those who come to the library dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!



Sew Much Fun!

Sewing classes with Miss Margie and Miss Joyce have started up again!

Join children grades 2 and up as they learn to sew using a needle, thread and maybe even a sewing machine!

Class generally meets after school on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.




Murder à la Carte


In this racy, interactive and hilarious murder mystery performed by the Delvena Theatre Company, Luigi’s Fictional Ristorante is about to serve up some spicy experiences and one character winds up with the cold plate on a marble slab!

Join us on October 30 at 6pm for a night of fun and mystery sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.

This is  a free program but seating is limited. Please stop by or call 781.231.4168 ext. 3106 to register.

Fire Drill today at 1 p.m.

The Saugus Public Library will conduct an announced FIRE DRILL today, Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m.

This is a training event. The building will be evacuated of all personnel during the drill, including any patrons present in the building.

The drill should last no more than 30 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

First Amendment’s Birthday: September 25th

In honor of the the First Amendment, the SPL has put together a display of books about this important piece of our Constitution. The display may be found on our 2nd floor near the head of the stairs.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution was submitted to the states for ratification on September 25th, 1787, and finally adopted on December 15, 1791. It reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Public libraries support these rights – especially as they relate to intellectual freedom and free expression. The Library Bill of Rights, put forth by the American Library Association, and adopted by our Board of Trustees, affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the  following basic policies should guide their services:

I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.

II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.

III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.

IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.

V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.

VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.



Tuesdays and Thursdays: After School Homework Help

Could your elementary school student use a little extra help with homework? Do you find it hard to help them because of the way math is taught these days?

We have a solution. After School Homework Help for elementary school students, with tutors from the Junior National Honor Society at Belmonte Middle School, takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons while school is in session.

It is held from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the Community Room.

Students must sign in when attending. We ask parents to observe our Unaccompanied Minors Policy, and remember that no children under the age of 7 may be left unattended anywhere in the library.

The community is grateful to Belmonte Middle School and it NJHS students for the this excellent service which they provide to our youngest students!