Essex Library News


Pop up Outdoor Library 

Wednesday, September 9 from 2-4 p.m. 

We know you've missed browsing, so we're setting up a pop-up library outside our building.  Available items will include: 

  • Adult fiction and nonfiction titles 

  • DVDs 

  • Audiobooks and playaways 

  • Children's books 

  • Teen books and graphic novels 


Library staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you make selections.  Once you've picked your items, we'll check the book out using our mobile library setup.  Masks and safe social distancing are required.   

Weather permitting. 


Learn to Sketch with Slow River Studios  

Wednesday, September 9 at 3 p.m. 

Outside behind the library, rain date Friday Sept 11 at 3 p.m. 

Free drawing exercises for everyone.  

Bring a sketchbook, writing implement, towel/chair, & mask. 

Great family activity (children must be accompanied by an adult). 

Please register by email or phone call. 


Library Book Group 

Tuesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. via Zoom 

Discussion of A Burning by Megha Majumdar 

All welcome. Call the library to request a book. 


Hodge Podge Hide & Seek 

 Saturday, September 26th,  11 a.m. -12 p.m .  Join in in the hunt for this special life size critter, “Hodge Podge” who will be hanging out in a local spot somewhere in town.  Drive by and honk to say hello or stop to take a selfie!  The hunt is on join us. 


We're here for you.  

Call or email for any items in the library you may want, and information is available on our website.  


The library will be closed Monday September 7 in observance of Labor Day. 

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