Abbot Public Library will be CLOSED Wednesday, March 24th

Due to disruptive noise levels from a building maintenance project, the library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 24.

We will be unable to provide Curbside Service or accept returned items until Thursday, March 25th, when we will resume our regular Curbside Pickup Service hours, from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience!


Reserve Your Halloween Library Items Today To Get Them Before the Building Closes to Staff Next Week!

You may have read our important update about the building being closed to staff next week for air duct cleaning, which means if you want to check out physical copies of Halloween titles (or any titles for that matter), this Saturday, October 24th, is the last day to pick up physical materials before Halloween via the Abbot Public Library’s Curbside Pickup Service.

Likewise, if you have any items you would like to return before the building’s closure, please put them in a library return bin by 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24th. After 3:00 pm, the library return bins will be closed to ensure they don’t overflow with uncollected returns.

If you would like to reserve any title(s) available in Marblehead for Curbside Pickup this Saturday, you should reserve them on your library account today. Don’t forget to click “Limit to Available” when searching so you only see titles that should be ready for pickup by Saturday. 

Please wait for a notification that your items are ready for you before you make an appointment for Curbside Pickup, either online or by calling 781-631-1481, Ext. 201 during Curbside Pickup hours (weekdays 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm). 

Below are some titles that are currently available in Marblehead, and therefore are able to be reserved for Curbside Pickup for this Saturday. Reserve these titles online or search the catalog for available titles you’d like to check out for next week. 

Halloween is definitely not the same this year. Plan a safe stay-in Halloween with help from the following books about decorating and Halloween crafts for all ages! 

Search through more available books, including some ebooks, about Halloween decorating here

Children who want to read books about Halloween next week can borrow some of these titles, including collections of spooky stories or fiction titles about witches, vampires, characters celebrating Halloween, and other related books. 

There are plenty of selections for adults as well, from the cute Halloween cozy mystery to terrifying thrillers and horror stories. Browse through available Halloween fiction and horror, which include: 

We also have plenty of titles to choose from online, some which have been mentioned in previous blog posts such as our witch fiction and Summertime Hocus Pocus posts. Reserve any available physical titles for Curbside Pickup this week, or check out what our online collections have to offer you to help you celebrate a safe Halloween.

Open Online Only From Monday, October 26 – Saturday, October 31 Due To Air Duct Cleaning

Abbot Public Library will be open online only from Monday, October 26th through Saturday, October 31st to allow the cleaning of our air circulation ducts to take place in the building, which is one of the two major projects we mentioned in our Message to the Marblehead Community that need to occur before we can begin offering limited collection browsing, by appointment only, inside the building. This building closure means staff will be unable to answer the phone, accept returns, or offer Curbside Service during this week.

Please note that Saturday, October 24th , from 9:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, will be the last day to pick up or return physical library items before this closure, as the library remains closed on Sundays for Curbside Service. If you would like to pick up items, please make an appointment ahead of time online or by calling 781-631-1481, Ext. 201 during Curbside Service Hours.

Saturday, October 24 until 3:00 pm will be the last day to return library materials or pick up from our Curbside Pickup Service before our week-long closure of the building to staff for air duct cleaning on October 26-31.

Since staff will not be able to be in the building during the duct cleaning, we are closing the library return bins during this time. Please return your items by 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24th or wait until after we reopen for Curbside Pickup Service on Monday, November 2nd. There will continue to be no late fees for overdue materials.

If you need assistance during our building closure, please contact staff via email at

We appreciate your understanding and are eager to bring expanded library services to you during this unprecedented time.

In the meantime, please enjoy our free online services of ebooks, e-audiobooks, video streaming, and more by visiting our website or our eBooks, Movies, and More! blog page and clicking on the appropriate button. Take a look at our “App Map” below to find out which services offer what types of digital materials.