TAX FORMS

More Massachusetts tax booklets have arrived at the library but we are still waiting for some of the Federal forms.

You can download both Massachusetts and Federal forms by following these links:

Massachusetts State Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms

WELCOME TO OUR NEW TRUSTEES

We look forward to working with the three new members of the Library Board of Trustees:

Robert J. Cox
Irene J. Jones
Kimberly A. Lovett

The next meeting is Feb 7. Meetings are open to public. If you can’t be there, catch a meeting on Saugus Cable TV.

ANNUAL ADOPT-A-MAGAZINE PROGRAM 2013

Thank you to library supporters for sponsoring our 2013 magazine & newspaper subscriptions.

Many thanks to volunteer Pauline G. for coordinating the subscription drive!

Stop by and read an old favorite or one of our new donations.

BREAKHEART RESERVATION PROGRAM

Join us on Monday, February 11 at 6:30 PM to hear all about Breakheart Reservation from authors and environmental scientists Alison C. Simcox and Douglas L. Heath.

Simcox and Heath have written a fascinating book, “Breakheart Reservation”, full of memories and stories about this Saugus treasure.

This is a free program. Hope to see you there!

NEW FRIENDS OF THE SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library meet the first Wednesday of every month, September through June.

Please stop by our next meeting on February 6, 2013 at 6 pm to share your ideas and enthusiasm with the the New Friends.

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WEDNESDAY BOOK GROUP

The Wednesday Book Group meets regularly every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Community Room on the first floor. Please join us on February 13 from 6 – 8 pm to discuss State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

EBook Demonstration

If you missed our EBook demonstration in January, please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk for some tips and an instruction sheet on downloading free library books from OverDrive.

Booksale

The booksale in our Community Room has an everchanging selection of paperback and hardcover books. There’s always something new thanks to many generous donations.

The booksale is open during regular library hours.


BETHANY’S BACK!

We’re excited that our children’s librarian will be returning from maternity leave the week of February 11th.

Check the calendar to find out what’s going on in the Children’s Department in February.

WE WELCOME YOUR SUGGESTIONS

It’s your library!!!! We’d love to hear your suggestions on programs, book selections and anything else you’d like to see at the library.


LIBRARY HOURS

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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FOOD FOR FINES

Thank you for your generous support of the food collection drive at the library.

ANNUAL ADOPT-A-MAGAZINE PROGRAM 2013

Library volunteers are seeking sponsors for our 2013 magazine & newspaper subscriptions. If you would like to contribute to the library by sponsoring the purchase of a magazine or newspaper, our wish list has titles for all interests and ages.

For magazine lists or more information, please stop by or call the library at 781.231.4168

NEW GENEALOGY BOOKS

The library has some interesting additions to our genealogy collection. Turn your family memories into a scrapbook with “Family Tree Page Ideas for Scrapbooks” or learn how to preserve valuable family photos with “Preserving your Family Photographs”. These and many more are on display on the second floor of the library.

NEW FRIENDS OF THE SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month, September through June.

Please stop by our next meeting on January 2, 2013 at 6 pm to share your ideas and enthusiasm with the the New Friends.

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WEDNESDAY BOOK GROUP

The Wednesday Book Group meets regularly every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Community Room on the first floor. Please join us on January 9 from 6 – 8 pm to discuss The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

EBook Demonstration

Please join us Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Community Room for a free EBook demonstration.

If you received an e-reader as a holiday gift, or would like to brush up on your device, stop by the library for tips on downloading free library books from OverDrive

SAUGUS LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAM

Travel back to the 1930s with presenter Peter Manoogian as he lays out the facts of a Saugus scandal that attracted national attention.


Join us in the Community Room on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 6 PM for this free program.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Make a New Year’s Resolution to visit the Children’s Department!
Check the calendar to find out what’s going on.

LIBRARY HOURS

  • Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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FOOD FOR FINES

The library will be collecting food for local food pantries until December 31. Please bring nonperishable food items to the circulation desk. Contribute to a worthy cause while reducing your library fines!

SELF – PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK

What do these books have in common?
They were originally self-published!

Please join us at the Saugus Public Library on

December 11 at 6:30 pm

when Saugus resident Anthony Poto will talk about his exciting new self-published book The Eighth Amendment.

Mr. Poto will share valuable tips on the ups and downs of the self publishing business.

This is a free program.

TEEN ART CONTEST WINNERS

It was difficult to decide, but three winners have been selected. Thank you to all of the very talented teens who participated. Keep your eye out next November for our 2nd Annual Teen Art Contest.

First Place Esther Rivas
Second Place Shannon Harrison
Third Place Brian Buckley

BOOK GROUP

Please join us on December 12 from 6 – 8 pm to discuss Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

December will be busy in the Children’s Department.

Be sure to visit on Tue, December 11, 3pm – 4pm

The Saugus Garden Club hosts as we explore the wonderful world of natural craft materials. With winter nipping at our noses, we’ll look at the great greenery around us. Finish the class by making a yummy-smelling ornament filled with fresh evergreens!

Grades K-6, please pre-register.

Check the calendar to find out what else is going on.

LIBRARY HOURS

    Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

December 24 and December 31 we will be open 10 – 2 pm.

Happy and Safe Holidays from the staff and trustees of the Saugus Public Library!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE LIBRARY DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

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FOOD FOR FINES

The library is collecting food for local food pantries. Please bring nonperishable food items to the circulation desk. Contribute to a worthy cause while reducing your library fines!

ANNUAL ADOPT-A-MAGAZINE PROGRAM 2013

Library volunteers have begun seeking sponsors for our 2013 magazine & newspaper subscriptions. If you would like to contribute to the library by sponsoring the purchase of a magazine or newspaper, our wish list has titles for all interests and ages.

For magazine lists or more information, please stop by or call the library at 781.231.4168

TEEN ART CONTEST

The library is inviting teens to take a picture of their own art work and e-mail it to lejeune@noblenet.org.

Art can be painting, drawing or mixed media. The winner will have their art displayed in the library and on the library web site. A prize will also be awarded. Please submit a photo of your artwork between November 1 and 15.

LYNN ITEM

The Daily Item is once again accessible from the library’s web site.

NEW FRIENDS OF THE SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The New Friends invite you to attend their next meeting on Nov 7 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Bring your ideas and suggestions.

LEARN THE SECRET TO INNER PEACE

Please join us November 8 from 6 – 8 pm. Author and motivational speaker Ogor Winnie Okoye will share insights and perspective on living a life of purpose, happiness and peace. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more about Ogor Winnie Okoye

BOOK GROUP

Please join us on November 14 from 6 – 8 pm to discuss The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING CLASS

Stephen Rich returns to the library on November 14 from 1 – 3 pm to present a class on perspective drawing. Last summer the class met outside draw the library. This time we will meet inside to explore perspective with an inside view. The class is free and materials will be provided by Mr. Rich. All ages are welcome but class size is limited. Please call 781.231.4168 to register.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

November will be busy in the Children’s Department.
Check the calendar to find out what’s going on.

LIBRARY HOURS

    Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The library will be closed Monday November 12 in honor of VETERANS’ DAY

PLEASE SUPPORT THE LIBRARY DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

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NOOK DEMONSTRATION

Don’t forget to join us at the library for a free Nook demonstration by expert Barnes & Noble staff.

Tuesday, October 2

There will be two sessions, at 4:00 pm and at 6:30 pm. This is a free demonstration but space is limited so please call 781.231.4168 to register.

TRUSTEES MEETING

The next meeting of the Board of Library Trustees will be Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm in the Community Room.

The Board welcomes your input and encourages the public to attend the meetings.

BOOK GROUP

Please join us on October 10 from 6 – 8 pm to discuss Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

MUSEUM PASSES

The library now has passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science.

To reserve passes please call or stop by the Circulation Desk (781.231.4168). Thank you to the Saugus Public Library Foundation for funding the purchase of the museum passes.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

It’s Halloween at the library! On October 31 we’ll have a buffet of crafts (spiders, ghosts, and pumpkins, oh my!), a bevy of spooky books, and trick-or-treati​ng at the service desks.

And there’s a lot more going on. Check the calendar to find out about fun drop-in craft projects throughout the month of October.

NEW TRAVEL BOOKS

It’s never too soon to start planning your next vacation. We have new books about the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks.

LIBRARY HOURS

    Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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NEW FRIENDS OF THE SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library met this week and elected a terrific slate of officers. Congratulations to the NEW Chair, Melita Davis, Vice-Chair Wayne Brooks, Secretary Mary LeBlanc and Treasurer Eileen Mundis! In addition, Randy-Sue Abber will take on the job of membership chair. Thanks, thanks and THANKS!

The New Friends will be meeting September 5 at 4 p.m. to plan for the September 8 Founder’s Day Book Sale. All are welcome to attend.

MUSEUM PASSES

The Saugus Public Library Foundation has purchased a year’s supply of passes for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. We have one for every day beginning with September 1. Call for details or to reserve one.
Reminder: We also have passes for the Children’s Museum in Boston and the Museum of Science, Boston. These are also provided by the Foundation!

BOOK GROUP

The Book Group is meeting September 12 from 6 – 8 pm

Please join us to discuss The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

Start the school year at the library. Check the calendar to find out about hungry caterpillars, crafty pirates and muddy pigs!

LIBRARY HOURS LABOR DAY TO MEMORIAL DAY

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 2 p.m.

Friday August 31 we will be open 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday Sept. 3 we are closed for Labor Day – Have a fun and safe long weekend!

Saturday Sept. 8 the library is closed for Founder’s Day but the Friends will be conducting their annual book sale in the community room.

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TRUSTEES MEETING

The next meeting of the Board of Library Trustees will be Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 pm in the Community Room.

The Board welcomes your input and encourages the public to attend the meetings.

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING CLASS

The library welcomes back Saugus’ own Stephen Rich, Architect, Author and Teacher, to teach a class on

Perspective Drawing

Wednesday, August 8 Saugus Public Library 10 am – Noon.

The class is free and open to all ages and abilities but class size is limited. Please contact the library to register. All materials and refreshments will be provided by Mr. Rich. This class will be held outdoors. Join us to sketch the library!

Rain date August 15.

NEW FRIENDS GROUP FORMING

Join others who care about the library to form the “New Friends of the Saugus Public Library”. Bring your ideas, creativity and passion for the library.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
6 – 8 PM
Community Room / Saugus Public Library

Refreshments will be served!

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

There’s a lot going on at the library. Check the calendar to find out about fun drop-in craft projects throughout the month of August.

THIRD TUESDAY BOOK GROUP

Please join us on August 21st to discuss Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund.

OUR NEW ONLINE CATALOG

Please feel free to call the library if you have any questions about our new catalog system. We can be reached at 781-231-4168.

SUMMER READING CONTINUES

Adults, teens and kids are invited to participate. There will be prizes and surprises for everyone!

Don’t forget, the summer reading program ends Friday, Aug 24, 2012. Stop by for those reading list books or a great beach read.

Follow this link to print the summer reading list .

SUMMER HOURS

    Monday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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The Saugus Public Library respectfully requests your support of our budget request of $370,000.00 (or more) at Town Meeting on Monday night, June 25 at 7:30 pm.

A budget of this amount will ensure that the library can be open and functional for the year. However, library hours will be reduced to 47 per week and we will lose several staff members. Also, at this level, certification by the Mass Board of Library Commissioners is not guaranteed. We will need to request a waiver in order to qualify for State Aid and the ability to obtain materials from other libraries. A budget of $425,000 would guarantee certification, but given the town’s financial situation we understand that it’s not likely to happen.

Please ask your town meeting representatives to support your library, and join library supporters at Town Meeting on Monday night. Library supporters will be greeting Town Meeting members as they arrive from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm.

TRUSTEES MEETING

The next meeting of the Board of Library Trustees will be Thursday, June 7 at 7 PM in the Community room.

The Board welcomes your input and encourages the public to attend the meetings.

ARTIST GREGORY MAICHACK IS COMING TO SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Library welcomes back award winning pastel artist, Gregory Maichack
on Wednesday June 13 from 6-8 p.m. for his workshop, Que Sera,
Seurat!
How to Pastel Paint Optically with Color.

Adult beginners to advanced artists are welcome. This program is free and all materials will be provided. Seating is limited. Please call the library at 781.231.4168 to reserve a space.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT

There’s a lot going on this month. Check the calendar to find out about Flag Drop-In Day, celebrating the kick-off of summer reading and many more programs.

NEW ONLINE CATALOG

Saugus Public Library and the other NOBLE libraries have switched to a new online catalog called Evergreen.

The new catalog has many user-friendly features. The Evergreen catalog offers improved searching, and features such as saved book lists and text messages. Instead of using your library card number to log in to your account, you’ll be able to set up a personalized user name and password.

First, you will need to reset the password on your library account, as the passwords were encrypted for privacy and could not be transferred. Just click on the “Your Account Log In” button on the top right corner of the new catalog, enter your library card and click the link to reset your password. A link will be sent to the email address we have on file and allow you to reset online. If we don’t have your email, you will need to visit or call the library to reset your password.
More password reset information.

Please feel free to call the library with any questions at 781-231-4168.

SUMMER READING BEGINS MONDAY JUNE 25

Summer reading is not just for elementary school. Adults, teens and kids are invited to participate. There will be prizes and surprises for everyone!

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WELCOME TRUSTEES

The staff of the Saugus Public Library welcomes new Board of Trustee members, Mr. Paul Allan, Mr. Matthew Canterbury and Ms. Gail Murray. We’re looking forward to working with our new Trustees.

The next meeting of the Board of Library Trustees will be Thursday, June 7 at 7 PM in the Community room.

The Board welcomes your input and encourages the public to attend the meetings.

AUTHOR STEPHEN PULEO IS COMING TO SAUGUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library welcomes Stephen Puleo at 6:30 pm on May 15, 2012 to talk about his book,
Dark Tide
. The author will discuss what happened in Boston on January 15, 1919 when a molasses storage tank burst and a wave of molasses engulfed the city.
This is a free event, but space is limited. Please call or stop by the Circulation Desk to reserve a seat.

SAUGUS ACROPOLIS

The Saugus Acropolis is a Discussion Group which meets every month at the library. Join us May 14th 7-9 PM to talk about the War of 1812.

STOP BY THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT MAY 16 TO CELEBRATE SPRING

All ages, all day. Make fabulous flowers just in time for the middle of May! Learn about shapes, decorate beautifully, and bring a fabulous bouquet home.

NEW ONLINE CATALOG

Saugus Public Library and the other NOBLE libraries are switching to a new online catalog called Evergreen.

Why?
The new catalog has many user-friendly features. The Evergreen catalog offers improved searching, and features such as saved book lists and text messages. Instead of using your library card number to log in to your account, you will be able to set up a personalized user name and password.

When?
The switch will take place the weekend of May 26 – 28.

Will there be a disruption of service?
You will be able to download books from Overdrive, but the online catalog, online renewals and hold requests will not be available during the conversion period.

You will need to set your PIN on the new system. You can do this from home or by coming in to the library. From home, the Evergreen PIN reset process starts with the login screen on the catalog. A reset password link will be sent to the email address on file in our current system.

Please feel free to call the library with any questions at 781-231-4168.

Hours

HOURS

The library will be closed on the Memorial Day Weekend May 26 through 28. Have a safe and happy long weekend.

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