Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 ask[at]topsfieldlibrary.org

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Library Hours
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am to 8pm Tues: 10am to 5pm Wed: Noon to 5pm Thurs: 10am to 8pm Fri: Noon to 5pm Sat: 10am to 5pm


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Have you seen our new strategic plan?

Library staff and a focus group of Topsfield residents have been working on a new strategic plan for the library since November 2015. We used community input to craft a mission and vision statement, as well as goals to work toward, to help keep the library a lively meeting place and valuable resource to the community. Thank you to the participants of the focus group, as well as to all who answered our community survey. Your information and suggestions will keep the library moving forward!

The completed strategic plan is now available here, to read online.

Thursday Night Program:

Developing the Skill of Self-Compassion: Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm — Join us as Diane MacKinnon, Certified Life Coach and Family Practitioner, presents this interactive workshop on the role compassion plays within our everyday lives, and why it's so important to show compassion for yourself first! All ages are welcome. Online registration is appreciated.

holiday decorations
Thank You, New Meadows!

Thank you to the New Meadows Garden Club, who came in over Thanksgiving weekend and decorated the inside and outside of the library for the holidays! Stop by anytime from now through December to see their beautiful winter decor.



Tri-Town Community Resources

The School Health Advisory Council of the Masconomet Regional School District has compiled a list of resources for families and individuals of all ages in the Tri-Town community. The list can be accessed here, as well as on our Reference page, under Local Links. Included is information on crisis/hotline services, food, energy, and financial assistance programs, health clinics, and more, all available to Tri-Town citizens.

Upcoming Events:

moonPajama Storytime
Thursday, December 8th
5:30pm

Join us in your favorite pajamas with a stuffed animal and/or blanket for fun bedtime stories, crafts, and activities. Run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools. No sign up required!

heartDeveloping the Skill of Self Compassion
Thursday, December 8th
6:30pm

Join us as Diane MacKinnon, Certified Life Coach and Family Practitioner, presents this interactive workshop on the role compassion plays within our everyday lives, and why it's so important to show compassion for yourself first! All ages are welcome to join this seminar. Online registration is appreciated.

snowman lightEarly Release Craft: Snowmen Lights
Friday, December 9th
12:30pm

Early Release Crafts are back! On Proctor Early Release Days, we'll be hosting a craft session after school for 4th to 6th graders. Come on over when school lets out, and we'll make these cute snowmen out of battery-powered candles! Registration is required so we can know how many supplies to get. Please sign up on our online calendar, or by visiting, calling, or emailing the Children's Room.

kidsTotally Tots Playgroup
Monday, December 12th
10:00-11:00am

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.

homeworkHomework Club
Monday, December 12th
3:15pm

Homework Club is an after-school club for grades four through six, taking place on Monday afternoons from 3:15-4:00pm (except on early release days and days when school is not in session). Stop by to have a snack and get started on homework with your friends!

mahjong tilesMahjong Club
Monday, December 12th
6:00pm-9:00pm

Interested in finding a Mahjong group in Topsfield? Interested in learning to play Mahjong? This group meets on Monday nights twice a month to play Mahjong! Come join the fun!