The library will be closed on June 16 in observance of Father’s Day
and on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

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Book Club Kits
Are you interested in hosting your own book club? Check out one of our Book Club Kits! Each kit contains several copies, including large print and an audiobook version (if available), of your chosen title.
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Featured Museum:
Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium

The Mapparium is a three-story, stained-glass globe representing the world as configured in 1935. A bridge traverses the interior, allowing visitors to view the world from within. A presentation combines words, music, and LED lights to illustrate the transformation of the world over time and geography.

Pass Benefits:

This pass admits up to 4 people for free general admission. Admission for children 17 years and younger is always free.

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Support the Friends of the Flint and Library Services by entering for a chance to win!
Raffle Basket Fundraiser
$5.00 for 1 ticket
$10.00 for 3 tickets
Tickets can be purchased beginning June 3 at both circulation desks.
Winners will be announced on July 1.
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Outreach Book Delivery Service

Flint Public Library offers delivery service of library materials for patrons living in Middleton who are not able to leave their homes to visit the library without assistance. Materials can either be requested by the patron or chosen for the patron by a library staff member. For more information, please contact Aniela Anderson, by emailing aanderson@flintpublib.org or by calling the library at 978-774-8132.

Local History Resources
The Flint Public Library of Middleton, MA, offers a variety of resources on the town’s history. While some of these resources are available only for use within the library, others are available to be borrowed, and still others are digital resources that are always available from devices with an Internet connection. Click here for a snapshot of what’s available to you.
Online Resources
Information at your fingertips! Your library card allows you access to more than 30 databases, including Ancestry (genealogy), Pronunciator (lanuguage learning), Valueline (investment information), The New York Times (1985-Present), and The Boston Globe (1980-Present). Click here to see all of the databases on offer.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Children ages 0-5 are invited to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Research shows that sharing books with children builds vocabulary, increases reading readiness, and encourages empathy & bonding. Our goal is to help you achieve these benefits through a program that offers prizes for achieving reading goals.

This program is self-paced, and the only deadline is to complete 1000 books before your child’s first day of kindergarten.

Sign up by emailing Miss Stacey at szubiel@flintpublib.org, or call 978-774-8132 and speak to a children’s staff member. Please include your child’s full name & age. Once registered, pick up your program packet in the Children’s Room.

If you signed up in the past and need new reading logs to continue the program, please contact us via the information above.

Teen Volunteer Program
Are you a local teen that wants to make your voice heard at the Flint? Do you want to make the library a better place for teens while earning community service hours in the meantime? If so, we want your help! Self-motivated and responsible teens ages 13-18 may apply to volunteer at the Flint and our Teen Services Librarian, Felicia Gminski, will reach out with any suitable upcoming volunteer opportunities. Click here for the application.
Lucky Day

No holds. No renewals. No waiting.

Lucky Day is a special collection of the latest popular and bestselling titles that often have miles-long hold lists. Come by the library to see if the book you want to read right now is sitting on our Lucky Day shelf. If it is, well, you know what that means: It’s your lucky day!

Items in this collection go out for only 7 days and cannot be renewed. Two items per cardholder.

Suggest a Title
If there is a particular book or film you’d like to see in the library’s collection, suggest it. A librarian will review all suggested titles and make a decision on its inclusion. Click here to let us know what title(s) you’re interested in.

2024 Membership Form

Donate Items from our Amazon Wishlist to Support Library Programs

Check Out One of Our Staff Picks

The Curse of Pietro Houdini

August, 1943. Fourteen-year-old Massimo is all alone. Newly orphaned and fleeing from Rome after surviving the American bombing raid that killed his parents, Massimo is attacked by thugs and finds himself bloodied at the base of the Montecassino. It is there in the Benedictine abbey’s shadow that a charismatic and cryptic man calling himself Pietro Houdini, the self-proclaimed “Master Artist and confidante of the Vatican,” rescues Massimo and brings him up the mountain to serve as his assistant in preserving the treasures that lay within the monastery walls.

But can Massimo believe what Pietro is saying, particularly when Massimo has secrets too? Who is this extraordinary man? When it becomes evident that Montecassino will soon become the front line in the war, Pietro Houdini and Massimo execute a plan to smuggle three priceless Titian paintings to safety down the mountain. They are joined by a nurse concealing a nefarious past, a café owner turned murderer, a wounded but chipper German soldier, and a pair of lovers along with their injured mule, Ferrari. Together they will lie, cheat, steal, fight, kill, and sin their way through battlefields to survive, all while smuggling the Renaissance masterpieces and the bag full of ancient Greek gold they have rescued from the “safe keeping” of the Germans.

Heartfelt, powerfully engaging, and in the tradition of City of Thieves by David Benioff, The Curse of Pietro Houdini is a work of storytelling bravado: a thrilling action-packed adventure heist, an imaginative chronicle of forgotten history, and a philosophical coming-of-age epic where a child navigates one of the most enigmatic and morally complex fronts of World War II and lives to tell the tale.

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Gone for Good

The Lovelorn Killer murdered seven women, ritually binding them and leaving them for dead before penning them gruesome love letters in the local papers. Then he disappeared, and after twenty years with no trace of him, many believe that he’s gone for good.

Not Grace Harper. A grocery store manager by day, at night Grace uses her snooping skills as part of an amateur sleuth group. She believes the Lovelorn Killer is still living in the same neighborhoods that he hunted in, and if she can figure out how he selected his victims, she will have the key to his identity.

Detective Annalisa Vega lost someone she loved to the killer. Now she’s at a murder scene with the worst kind of déjà vu: Grace Harper lies bound and dead on the floor, surrounded by clues to the biggest murder case that Chicago homicide never solved. Annalisa has the chance to make it right and to heal her family, but first, she has to figure out what Grace knew―how to see a killer who may be standing right in front of you. This means tracing his steps back to her childhood, peering into dark corners she hadn’t acknowledged before, and learning that despite everything the killer took, she has still so much more to lose.

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I Cheerfully Refuse

Set in a not-too-distant America, I Cheerfully Refuse is the tale of a bereaved and pursued musician embarking under sail on a sentient Lake Superior in search of his departed, deeply beloved, bookselling wife. Rainy, an endearing bear of an Orphean narrator, seeks refuge in the harbors, fogs and remote islands of the inland sea. Encountering lunatic storms and rising corpses from the warming depths, Rainy finds on land an increasingly desperate and illiterate people, a malignant billionaire ruling class, crumbled infrastructure and a lawless society. Amidst the Gulliver-like challenges of life at sea and no safe landings, Rainy is lifted by physical beauty, surprising humor, generous strangers, and an unexpected companion in a young girl who comes aboard. And as his innate guileless nature begins to make an inadvertent rebel of him, Rainy’s private quest for the love of his life grows into something wider and wilder, sweeping up friends and foes alike in his strengthening wake.

A Flicker in the Dark

When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.

Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren’t actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer?