Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten: New Summer Hours!

Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

This week’s lesson focused on colors, shapes, and counting. Kids worked with Play-doh, strengthening their hands and fingers to help prepare them for writing!

June 19th: Learning letters, & early literacy activities

Recommended for children ages 3-5

Summer Reading – Not Just for Kids!

Win a Kindle Paperwhite! Summer reading is not just for kids. Every adult who enters our summer reading contest will be eligible for a drawing at the end of the summer for a Kindle Paperwhite.

Whether you head to the beach with a paperback or listen to an audiobook in your car, you can explore our summer theme A Universe of Stories.

Are you an armchair traveler? Do you like history? Love a good romance? What’s YOUR favorite story?

Summer Reading at the library for children, youths and adults begins on Monday, June 3 and ends on Monday, August 19. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up an entry form or fill out the one below.

  • Tell Us About the Book

Authors @ the SPL: Gloria and Merrill Mezikofsky, June 11th

Join us in welcoming Wakefield residents Gloria and Merrill Mezikofsky, who published the adventurous children’s book, A Perfectly Snowy Day, which details a childhood memory – in verse – with colorful illustrations that has captured the attention of young readers. Gloria wrote the book and Merrill, an accomplished artist, illustrated the book.

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library will feature the Mezikofskys on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM as they engage their audience in a story telling moment with accompanying illustration.

Gloria will walk her audience through the book creation process detailing a self publishing journey that began with a previously-published cookbook, Dessert Gems.

This summer, the pair will release a second children’s book, Goggles For a Gloop. The reader is drawn into the story as adverse conditions arise and the Gloop learns a big lesson in forgiveness. Gloria’s husband, Merrill, completed over forty illustrations for this latest venture.

As a husband and wife team, Gloria and Merrill look forward to sharing their story with you in the SPL’s Community Room on Tuesday, June 11th.

Wakefield residents Gloria and Merrill Mezikofsky display copies of A Perfectly Snowy Day, which Gloria wrote and Merrill illustrated.

Massachusetts Parks Passes

The SPL will be once again offer parking passes this year for all DCR facilities that charge for parking (yes, like Nahant Beach).

Sadly, due to some abuses of the passes last year, we’ve had to tighten up our lending rules for these items. These passes are available, one per day, on a first come, first served basis and are available to all patrons in good standing who hold a Saugus library card or a card from a NOBLE member library. Patrons may only reserve one pass at a time. The passes can be reserved on our web site or in person at the library’s main desk. Patrons may only reserve one Parks Pass at a time.

Additionally, the passes MUST:

= Be picked during open hours not earlier than one day prior to day of use.

= Be returned INSIDE the building (handed to a staff member on the Circulation Desk; NOT PLACED IN ONE OF OUR BOOK DROPS) on the first open day after the scheduled date of use for the pass.

Any violation of the above policy may result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

Overdue fee is $10 per day.

We will charge a $60 replacement fee for lost passes.

= More information on the DCR Web site ( or its Parking Information Page (