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Snakes of New England & the World!

Face your fears this Halloween and learn more about these amazing creatures!  This hands-on snake program is brought to you by Rick Roth and the Cape Ann Vernal Ponds Team.

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Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00am at the Saugus Iron Works

No registration required.   All ages are welcome.  Be sure to check the online event calendar the morning of the event for weather related updates.

You may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Fun with Farmer Minor!

It was a picture perfect morning for this cheerful program at the Saugus Iron Works.  Farmer Minor drove up from Connecticut to share stories, songs and love of reading with the kids.  The Guest of Honor was Daisy the Pig!  She brought her two little buddies; Dixie Cup and Lily Pug.  Sincere thanks to Farmer Minor, the Saugus Iron Works and the Saugus Cultural Council for making this possible!



Farmer Minor Rescheduled to Monday, September 20th at 10:30am!

Due to wet and rainy conditions, we’ve rescheduled Farmer Minor’s story time from Friday, September 17th to Monday, September 20th at 10:30am.

This program will take place outdoors at the Saugus Ironworks.  No registration is required.  This program is recommended for children ages 2+.   Farmer Minor has presented this story time in all 50 states to rave reviews.  Funding for this program was generously provided by the Saugus Cultural Council.

Welcome Back to Breakheart Festival: Sat. Sept. 18th

Come celebrate Breakheart Reservation! This free event will include lawn games, the Sasquatch Band, and naturalist Bob Metcalfe and Cape Ann Vernal Pond Leader Rick Roth to provide fun and family-oriented activities. The event will take place in front of the Visitor Center and is co-sponsored by the DCR, Saugus Cultural Council, Friends of Breakheart, Kane’s Donuts and Trader Joe’s. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Heavy rain cancels

Saturday, September 18th,  10:00am-2:00pm 


Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center

177 Forest St, Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 233-0834




Sorry…we are not accepting book donations

The Library is not accepting donations of used books, DVD, and music CDs as we simply don’t have the long term storage capacity necessary to house them. There are other places to dispose of unwanted books including local Goodwill stores and drop bins located throughout the area. Click here for other ideas on where to donate your unwanted books.


White Fragility: Book Study Group

Join Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus for a Zoom study group of White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo.

This New York Times best-seller explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

The group will meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm beginning September 29th, 2021.

To participate, contact Rev. Beach at 774-961-9881 or email


Farmer Minor Rescheduled to Monday, September 20th!

Due to wet conditions we moved this program from FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10:30am to MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 10:30am.

The SPL is thrilled to host Farmer Minor and Daisy the famous pot belly pig outdoors at the Saugus Iron Works! 

For further weather updates check the library’s online event calendar.  

 Weighing in at a svelte 84 pounds, the pampered porcine pet travels the country with “Farmer Minor” and  two precocious pugs named Dixie Cup and Lillie Pug, to share the joy of reading with young children.

Here are some fun facts about Daisy:

  1. Daisy and her adorable entourage are on the road nine to 10 months a year, visiting libraries and schools. 
  2. She has the largest collection of pig books in the world – more than 1,000 – many in different languages that were sent to her from fans around the globe. She also has more than 1,300 library cards.
  3. She likes to sleep in bed between Farmer Minor and Mrs. Minor, and sometimes she tries to push them out. In other words, she hogs the bed


  • No registration required
  • Recommended for children ages 1-6
  • Bring a blanket or chair to sit on
  • Hope to see you in your bib overalls!
  • Weather permitting! Check the library’s online event calendar on the day of the program for updates
  • The library is grateful to the Saugus Cultural Council and Saugus Iron Works for making this program possible