Starting January 1st, if you would like someone to pick up an item on hold for you, that person must either have your library card with them, or have advance authorization in our system. To authorize someone to pick up your holds, you may call us, email us, or ask a librarian at the main desk. You only need to authorize someone once! We will put a note on your record (e.g. "Mary Smith may pick up John Smith's items") for our future reference.
This change in procedure is in accordance with Massachusetts state law, and ensures that your privacy is protected, and that only people you trust may pick up items under your name.
Winter weather is just around the corner—how will you know if the library is open during a storm? Contrary to what many believe, the library does not follow the public school schedule. The best way to find out if we're open is by checking our Facebook page. If possible, we will also update our website. In the event of an inclement weather closing, all library events, including after-hours events, will be cancelled.
Our Winter Weather Policy has just been updated and can be read online, as a PDF.
Come hang out in the Maker Space and make yourself a set of functional and adorable garden markers! Perfect for getting your seeds started this season. We'll provide the materials, you do the craft!
The Topsfield Town Library Book Club will be meeting to discuss January's pick, Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng. All are welcome! Copies of the book may be picked up at the main desk of the library.
Bring your dads, grandpas, uncles, and male caregivers for stories, music, and of course, donuts! This program is sponsored by CFCE and funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools, as well as a generous donation from Honeydew Donuts.
Totally Tots is a playgroup at the Topsfield Town Library, run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE). This playgroup is an opportunity for children to create, invent, reason and problem solve. Please register online at the CFCE website. CFCE is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.
Interested in finding a Mahjong group in Topsfield? Interested in learning to play Mahjong? It doesn't matter whether you're a new player or an experienced player, all are welcome to join this group, meeting Monday nights in the Meeting Room!
The theme for today's storytime will be dinosaurs! 1½-3 year-olds will be meeting at 10:30am and 3-5 year-olds will be meeting at 1:30pm. Please sign-up for storytime on our online calendar, or in the Children's Room. See our storytime page for more information.
Our popular Concerts in the Barn music series continues with classical guitarist Dan Acsadi! Dan has performed throughout the United States and links musical traditions of Europe and the Americas. Concert will take place at the Gould Barn, at 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Concerts in the Barn are sponsored by the Gould Trust.