Last slice of Homework Help for the school year

Today was the final session of Homework Help for the school year, so we threw a pizza party. We are so grateful to the great kids from the Belmonte Middle School’s Junior National Honor Society for the wonderful job they did tutoring and assisting Saugus elementary school students with their homework. They really made a positive difference in these young students’ lives. We are also thankful to Ms. Myra Monto, Principal, and Ms. Terrie Bater, NJHS advisor, from the Belmonte for providing the tutors and coordinating schedules to ensure the program ran smoothly. We wish them all a fantastic summer and hope to resume Homework Help in the fall. 

Our Web site will be down Friday evening, May 25th.

This Website and our online catalog will be down Friday evening from approximately 6:00 p.m. to midnight. During that time this site will be unavailable as will some of our other services including access to OverDrive and several of the online databases we offer. This temporary outage is necessary as our Web site host, NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange) will be moving its servers to a new location. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience. We expect that all online services will be restored early Saturday morning.

Memorial Day Weekend hours

The Saugus Public will be closed all day on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

Also, please be aware that we are beginning our summer hours on Friday, May 25th. We will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 25th and remain closed on Saturday, May 26th.

Our Memorial Day Weekend hours:

Friday, May 25th: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 26th: CLOSED

Sunday, May 27th: CLOSED

Monday, May 28th: CLOSED

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th and be open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.



Homework Help ends Tuesday, May 22nd.

The school year is drawing to a close. That means that After School Homework Help is as well. The last session of elementary school tutoring by members of the Belmonte Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society will be Tuesday, May 22nd, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

Create a Pastel Painting

Create a beautiful pastel painting with award winning artist and teacher Sharon Morley.

Sharon will demonstrate pastel techniques and then you will have the opportunity to work on your own painting. Sharon will arrange a still life, or instead of the still life, you are also welcome to bring a photo of a favorite pet or place for inspiration.

Materials will be provided. Adults with all levels of experience are invited to join us for this free workshop on May 30 at 3pm. Please call the Reference Department at 781.231.4168 ext 3106 to reserve a place.

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

Lowell Spinners discount passes coming to the SPL!

Beginning in June, the Library is offering discount passes to see the Lowell Spinners at family-friendly Edward A. LeLacheur Park (Capacity 5,030) in Lowell.

These passes, like all of our discount passes, are funded by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library. Patrons will be able to reserve passes at the beginning of June.

The Spinners are a Short-Season Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. They will play 76 games in 79 days (38 home, 38 road) this season with their home opener scheduled for June 18th and their last home game on September 3rd. Home Games begin at 7:05 pm, Monday-Friday, and at 5:05 PM, Saturday & Sundays.

The Library offers a dated voucher for most Spinners home games. Each voucher allows patrons to purchase up to six tickets at 50% off the regular price (For example: a $7 Reserved Ticket would cost $3.50). Vouchers may be reserved online or at the Library and can be picked up in-person at the Library. Only one voucher is available for each home game; first-come, first-served. Vouchers must be presented at the Spinners Ticket Office on the day of the game (or in advance) in order to receive the discount. The Library does not carry vouchers for away games.

What a great way to spend a summer evening!


Wingmasters @ the SPL, May 23rd

Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to sponsor a very special FREE event.

The acclaimed WINGMASTERS will help us all learn more about our New England birds of prey. The program will be held at the Saugus Public Library, 295 Central Street, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018.

WINGMASTERS is a partnership of two people dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts. Together they care for injured birds of prey. Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped. Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these non-releasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs. Since 1994, WINGMASTERS has presented over 5,000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England.

Space is limited, so please make your reservations early for this event – simply contact the Reference Department at the Saugus Public Library, 781-231-4168, ext. 3106, to make your reservation.