Diversity Book List
Children love reading books that reflect families and people similar to theirs as well as learning about people and families who are different.
Click here for the book list that was created in collaboration with the Melrose Public Schools, the Roosevelt School Parent Teacher Organization, and the Melrose Public Library for children grades K-5, their families, and teachers.
Dr. Margaret Adams, Assistant Superintendent, Melrose Public Schools
Andrea Razi-Thomas, Arlington High School Social Worker/Roosevelt PTO parent
Marianne Stanton, Melrose Public Library
Hello, Hola, Ciao, Salut, Merhaba, Hujambo, Nín hǎo …
The Melrose Public Library now offers Pronunciator – a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages. This program can be accessed at the library, at home, or on your mobile device for learning on the move.
Are you a Melrose Public Library member? Log in with your library card number and password and start learning. Not sure of your card number or password – just stop by the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk and we can get you started.
Click here to see what Pronunciator is all about.
Looking for a book group? The Melrose Public Library offers a variety of book groups open to the public. Click on the image below for a listing of our groups!
The Harvard Art Museums pass is now available for use to our Melrose residents! Now under one roof, collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Sackler Art Museums! The pass admits 2 adults free of charge. 18 and under are always free. MA residents free on Saturday from 10 – noon.
To reserve your pass up to 30 days in advance, please visit our Museum Pass page!
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Melrose Public Library will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library meeting room on the lower level of the Library.
All Friends of the Melrose Public Library and anyone who is interested in joining or supporting the Friends are invited to attend the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Friends’ accomplishments during the past year, as well as plans for the upcoming year. In addition, Library Director Linda Gardener will give an update on Library activities and plans. The evening will conclude with refreshments and time to socialize.
Melrose Alliance Against Violence and Melrose Public Library invite you to participate in a Community Read-In! Stop by the Library to pick up a copy and join us in reading and discussing Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. A discussion group will be held at the Library on October 1st at 7pm.
Registration is required in order to reserve a spot, and will begin on September 1st. To reserve your seat, please visit the Library Events Calendar or call the Library at 781-665-2313.