CLOSED Sat., Jan. 29th due to storm


Got 5 minutes? Read 1 book a day to your child

One of the best things you can do to prepare your infant, toddler or child (or grandchild) for school is to read to them.  

Just a few minutes a day will benefit your child immensely.   Here’s how: 

Make it fun!  Read books that interest them, that they love, then read them again if they’d like!

Make it cozy!  Snuggle up, include their favorite blanket or stuffed animal.  

Make it easy!  Keep books on hand throughout your home and in the car.  Come into the library and borrow as many books as you’d like.  They’re FREE.

Win prizes!  Register for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge, record your reading and celebrate milestones!  Learn more here.

You can can do it!  And you’re going to have so much fun!

Anamorphic Hedwig Drawing

Ages 11-18 Thursday, February 24th 1:30-2:30pm on Zoom.

Pop up Art School will show you step-by-step how to create a drawing of Hedwig that appears to hover above the surface of the paper.

Anamorphic drawing uses forced perspective to create an illusion. Participants will also learn the fascinating history of this art form.

Please register in advance. Call 781-231-4168 or email with your name, age, phone and email. We will send out a Zoom link before the class.

 “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.”  

Laptops are Available to Borrow

The library has 6 laptops available for patrons to use in the library.

Laptops can be used anywhere in the building for internet access. They also have Microsoft Office installed.

There is no time limit but they do not circulate and are returned by the end of the day.

Borrowers (adults and students age 14 and up) need a NOBLE library card.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Reference Department at 781.231.4168 or email

Thank you to the Foundation for the Saugus Public Library for donating the laptops.

Start Your Creative Journey


Kelly Slater teams up with the Saugus Public Library this winter and spring to present a series of free online workshops.

Students will make a sketchbook or artist’s book in each session and also begin to embellish their creations, inspired by a variety of prompts, demonstrations and examples.

The 90 minute workshops are at 6:30 pm on February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29 and April 12.

No previous art experience is required and all art supplies will be provided free at the Saugus Public Library in “Take and Make” bags.  Workshops are open to ages teen through adult.  Students may sign up for anywhere from one to all five sessions.  However, we encourage you to sign up for all five, since each workshop will build on skills acquired in the previous session.  Advance registration is required through the Saugus Public Library.  To reserve your space, send an email to with “SPL workshops” in the subject line.  For questions about the content of the workshops, please contact Ms. Slater at with “SPL workshops” in the subject line.

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. Zoom support provided by the Saugus Public Library and select art supplies provided by your local Artist & Craftsman Supply, located at 751 Broadway (Rte. 1 S) in Saugus.



Party with Elsa!


Add a little sparkle to a winter evening! Join our Virtual Frozen Party! 4pm Friday, January 21st

Wear your favorite Frozen fashion, and tune in for singing, dancing, and a story with Elsa!

Pick up a Frozen craft or coloring page to complete at home.

EMAIL: to register. Space is limited. Recommended for children ages 3+

Deadline to register is 12pm Friday January 21st.

Looking for some family fun? Enjoy a Holiday Scavenger Hunt during Christmas Break!

Stop by the Children’s Room this week and see how many items you can find in our Holiday Scavenger Hunt.  There will be PRIZES!   

Take home a winter craft before you leave – and of course, check out our latest books and movies!