Children are invited to participate in our Summer Reading incentive program. With every ten titles read, participants will receive a free book or small prize. Pre-readers are welcome to participate with help from their caregivers. Children’s Librarian Marcia Cannon...
Note that the library will be closed on May 29 and June 19 for holidays.
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At the interim space at 3 Brook Road, we have individual spaces for children and teens, as well as three separate areas for adult nonfiction and fiction, and a bookshop sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library.
Abbot Public Library hosts many events of interest to community members of all ages! We are a growing hub for the Marblehead community.
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New Book Arrivals
Find Your Voice Children’s Summer Reading Selections
Find Your Voice Adult Summer Reading Selections
Find Your Voice through reading at Abbot Public Library this summer. Adult Services Librarian Rachael Meneades selected the following nonfiction titles to “highlight different ways to find your voice and to show unique experiences based on the various paths people...
Find Your Voice Teen Summer Reading Selections
Find Your Voice through stories this summer with selections chosen by Teen Librarian Bianca Hezekiah who noted that she “wanted to pick a range of titles that focused on advocacy, whether about supporting others or standing up for yourself. It can be tough to speak up...
Abbot Public Library Renovation Update: On Budget, On Schedule
On May 1, 2023 at Town Meeting, I provided a short update on the Abbot Public Library renovations. The project has been moving forward with great progress and is nearly 20% complete. After the Override was approved in June 2021, we spent the next 15 months developing...
Thank You For Donating Pajamas To The Bruins PJ Drive!
From February 10 through March 15, Abbot Public Library had been collecting pajama donations for babies, children, and teens to benefit the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons as part of the 16th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive,...
Abbot Public Library Construction Launch Party
In June 2021, the Town of Marblehead overwhelmingly approved an $8.5 million override request to renovate and replace the failing infrastructure of the building at 235 Pleasant Street. An additional $1M from the Abbot Public Library Foundation, raised through private...
Shoebert’s Shenanigans and Other Seal Stranding Stories
On Wednesday, February 15, Ainsley Smith, Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries, shared her first-hand recap of Shoebert, the gray seal, and his adventures in Beverly last fall. Smith gave an overview of the seals you can find on the North Shore and...
EuRim Chun is the Essex Media Group Marblehead Person of the Year
"For her contributions in putting together an advocacy team of 17 community leaders to advocate for the $9.5 million override project for Abbot Public Library, EuRim Chun is Essex Media Group’s 'Person of the Year' for Marblehead." Read this article from the February...
Donate New Children’s PJs To The Bruins PJ Drive
Abbot Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, as well as other libraries, schools, and organizations, to participate in the 16th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive to benefit the Department of Children and...
Find Love at Abbot Public Library!
Abbot Public Library is ready to help you find love this Valentine’s Day! On Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, stop by the Program Room of Abbot Public Library to pick your date. Library books of various genres will be wrapped with a short description to...