Virtual Library open 24/7

The Library is available virtually 24/7. We have a variety of databases and digital collections! Some of the most popular are highlighted with tutorials on set up and basic use.

    • Stoneham Independent.   Stoneham Independent archive, which has full text of the paper from 1874-2017.  The tutorial can be found here at Stoneham Independent Tutorial.
    • Hoopla.   Hoopla Digital, an online streaming service for ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more, has something for all. The tutorial will help with the setup process.   Hoopla Tutorial
    • Mango Language Database.   For students, fluid speakers, and anyone who wants to learn a language. Also we have a Mango Tutorial.
    • Stoneham High School Yearbooks. We also have a Tutorial on how to search the Yearbooks
    • The Library has fantastic databases for research papers and general information. Using COVID-19 as an example, here is a tutorial on some of our research databases. Tutorial.
    • ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research! Try our Tutorial on Reference USA.
    • Gale in Context: Middle School. Also, try our Tutorial on the database.  A great database for articles, encyclopedia articles, and primary sources geared toward Middle School, but educational for everyone.
    • Gmail Tutorial. This will help you with the basics of setting up a Gmail account.
    • Deleted: is available from home through the end of July.
    • Finally, here is a link to a full list of our OnlineDatabases. Have fun exploring, and contact the Library at if further assistance is needed.



Listen to these wonderful songs from Youth Services Director,  Rachel Overbeck:



Join our virtual book groups with Maureen Saltzman.

This is said in the review about Her Every Fear:
“an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller-as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark-involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder.”
 Maureen Saltzman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mysteries Around the World
Time: Jun 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Monday Night Book Discussion Zoom Meeting –June 29th at 7P.M.

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

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For information on Adult Book Groups, please contact

Maureen Saltzman at or 781-438-1324 x2823


Please watch these wonderful videos of our Stoneham Author Series. Scroll down the Playlist to Stoneham Author Series. We thank Stoneham TV for recording these videos.

Try an Irish Soda Bread recipe with Jayne Leland.

Cook along with Angela with this Baked Cod recipe.


Read reviews for new and interesting books in Book Page.

Note to our patrons on Coronavirus

In response to Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 13, issued on March 23, 2020, the Stoneham Public Library will be closed until further notice.  Staff will be working remotely and performing as many essential functions as possible. We are offering remote access to and a variety of others digital and streaming services. Staff can be contacted by email addresses available on the Library’s website with questions and more details.

Please note the following updates:

1. The Library book drop is now closed. Patrons and other residents should hold on to all Library materials until the Library has reopened.  A plan for reopening will be developed and shared.

2. Due dates have been extended, now until May 18th, and overdue fees will not be charged during the closure. Items that have already been returned have been taken care of.

3. Items on hold that have not been picked up will be held until the Library is able to provide access.

4. Library cards whose expiration date between March 1 and April 30, 2020 have been extended for 60 days.

5. Finally, Overdrive and most other electronic resources do not block access to patrons who are currently blocked in the Library’s system.

We are setting up or performing:

1. a variety of online programs, including book groups, recorded songs, story times, and more for both children and adults

2. highlighting different online resources, including Hoopla, Mango, and a wealth of online databases – Ask us for help in setting up and using these resources sooner by emailing the Library at, so you will continue to have access to information.

If something changes or is done on a Town-wide level, we will be sure to let you know, as the Library can and will follow any safety precautions the Town takes.

When the Library is able to reopen, we will advertise widely.  For now, please be safe and stay healthy!

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