• December 21 2018,  Lynnfield,  Peabody

    Jennifer Inglis chosen as new library director

    By Christopher Roberson   Following recent deliberations, the Board of Trustees of the Lynnfield Public Library extended an offer to Salem resident Jennifer Inglis to become the library’s new director. Board Chairman Robert Calamari said her start date and compensation package could not be released as her contract is still being negotiated. Inglis was interviewed by the trustees on Nov. 19 and was ultimately favored over fellow finalists Rita Gavelis and Laura Keyes. “Ms. Inglis was chosen from among approximately 40 applicants and a very strong slate of three finalists based upon her extensive experience as a library director in other Massachusetts communities as well as her fit and familiarity…

  • Lynnfield,  October 19 2018

    Orla the Therapy Dog visits the Lynnfield Public Library

    Orla the Therapy Dog visits the Lynnfield Public Library   On Saturday, October 13, Orla the Therapy Dog and her human, Kate McGrath (Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative’s Pastoral Care Coordinator), held their first Reading Day at the Lynnfield Public Library. Orla, a registered therapy dog, brought juice boxes and snacks for the kids to enjoy while she made sure they were all comfortable and feeling loved. Meanwhile, Kate read “A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of Saint John Paul II” by Fabiola Garza. One of the children in attendance, Gianna Sylvester, said that she’s usually scared of dogs, but fell in love with Orla. She explained, “She’s trained to be…

  • Lynnfield,  October 12 2018

    Library trustees decide Christmas Eve closing

     By Christopher Roberson   The Board of Trustees of the Lynnfield Public Library voted unanimously in favor of a 1 p.m. closing time on Christmas Eve this year. Initially, Board of Trustees Chair Robert Calamari suggested tabling the vote until the Board of Selectmen decided on a closing time for Town Hall. “I don’t want us to stick out like a sore thumb,” he said during the Oct 9 meeting. However, Interim Library Director Nancy Ryan said the trustees are not required to wait for a decision from the selectmen. She also asked that the library be closed for the day to give her staff time to shop, cook and…

  • Lynnfield,  May 25 2018

    Library director takes job in Kansas

     By Christopher Roberson Three years after taking the helm at the Lynnfield Public Library, Holly Mercer recently announced that she has accepted a job in Dodge City, Kansas, and will be leaving on June 8. Her new title will be director of the Southwest Kansas Library System. In that capacity, Mercer will be responsible for overseeing 50 libraries spread across 22 counties. “This is definitely bittersweet to be moving on,” she said. Looking back on her time in Lynnfield, Mercer said she assisted in writing the grant request for a new library, establishing the Library Foundation and bolstering the number of program attendees. “We more than doubled the attendance of…

  • Lynnfield,  March 16 2018

    Library to host “Art in Bloom” on April 9

    On April 9, the Lynnfield Public Library hosts the 13th annual Art in Bloom celebration – the signature springtime event that combines multimedia works of art with fresh floral design interpretations. For those unfamiliar, Art in Bloom began as the brainchild of Charles Thomas, head of the Development Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). In 1976 he approached MFA’s volunteer guides, who were partly responsible for the fresh floral arrangements throughout the museum, with an idea to pair 50 selected MFA works with fresh floral interpretations by New England garden clubs. After the resounding success of his idea at the MFA, Thomas shared the idea with his…

  • January 5, 2018,  Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield

    Sounds of Lynnfield   The Lynnfield Public Library (18SummerSt.) will be hosting the following events: Christine Picariello, owner of Christine’s Cafe & Confections, will be hosting Curious About Cuisine at 3p.m. on Jan.10 at the Meeting House on the Town Common. Registration is not required. Family Resource Network Story Time will be held at 10a.m. on Jan.11. This event is designed for children aged two to four. Registration is not required. The library will be closed on Jan.15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Video Game Vengeance will be held at 3p.m. on Jan.18. Registration is not required. Book Lovers will be meeting at 6:30p.m. on Jan.18. STEAM School for Preschoolers will be held at 12:30p.m. on Jan.24. Registration is required as the program is limited to 10 children. Card Game Night will be held at 3p.m. on Jan.25. Registration is not required. The Adult Coloring Club will…

  • December 29, 2017,  Lynnfield

    Library reminds residents about winter weather policy

    Lynnfield Public Library would like to remind patrons about our Winter Storm Policy. During inclement weather, a decision to close, postpone opening or close early will be made by the Library Director taking into account observed local road conditions, parking conditions and the weather forecast. Notification of closing or changes in hours will be posted on our website, Facebook, the library telephone system and through local media. During periods of bad weather always call the library at 781-334-5411 or 781-334-6404, or check our website, www.lynnfieldlibrary.org, or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LynnfieldLibrary to confirm hours.