Category Archives: Library Event

Food For Fines

During the month of December, please help A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry by returning your overdue Library items along with a nonperishable food donation and your fines will be forgiven. Start your library account fresh for 2019!

Waived fees apply to overdue fines only; costs associated with damaged or lost items are still required.

Suggested Food Items:

Beef stew
Breakfast bars
Brownie mix
Canned chicken
Small canned fruit cocktail
Small canned peaches
Small canned pears
Canned ravioli
Cooking oil
Corn beef hash
Hot chocolate
Instant hot cereal
Life cereal
Chex cereal

Peanut butter crackers
Pudding snack packs
Rice and pasta sides

Additional Items:
Dish soap
Paper towels
Toilet paper


MPL Mitten Tree

Melrose Public Library Mitten Tree


Help local families by donating mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves to keep hands and heads warm this winter!

Donations will be hung on our Mitten Tree, located in the Archway Room.

Items will be accepted until January 5th, 2019.

Thank you for your generosity!



Noon Year’s Eve Storybook Ball

Noon Year’s Eve Storybook Ball

Monday, December 31, 2018

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hear ye, hear ye, children of all ages are invited to attend the Noon Year’s Eve Storybook Ball! Come dressed as your favorite Storybook Character for a fun morning of crafts, activities, and dancing with DJ Tad! We will count down to the New Year at 12 noon. Register online all family members who will be attending

Come Read To Therapy Dogs: Dewey & Cooper!

Come Read To Therapy Dogs: Dewey & Cooper!

‘Bone’ up on your reading skills! Dewey and Cooper are certified therapy dogs who love to listen to stories. Children wishing to read to a dog can sign up for one 10 minute slot. Online registration, using the Events Calendar on, begins two weeks before each date. Children’s room staff will call to assign you a time slot between 3 & 4 PM before the day of the event. If you cannot attend please call 781-665-2314 to cancel.


Cooper will be here Thursdays:

December 13th, January 10th,

February 7th, March 7th,

and April 11th from 3pm-4pm.


Dewey will be here Saturdays:

January 26th,

February 23rd,

and March 23rd

from 2:30pm-3:30pm.