• Hours and Contact Info

    10:00am to 8:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays & Holidays

    Library Director: Susan Wool

We are open

The Wead Library is open and looking forward to serving our patrons. We will be open until 8:00pm tonight with a movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks, being shown at six o’clock.

The Staff of the Wead Library

Storm Stella , 2017



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The Wead Library will not open today due to the continued Winter weather situation from Blizzard Stella. The Library follows the weather closing schedule of the Malone Central School District. We look forward to opening and serving our valued patrons tomorrow, Friday, March 17th at 10:00AM.  Check with your groups for any rescheduling issues. We hope all our patrons are safe and sound as we weather the storm and it’s consequences. Thank you for your understanding.

Susan Wool
Wead Library, Malone, NY



Spring Blizzard in the North Country!

Due to the blizzard forecast for the North Country the Wead Library will not open today, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Please check in with us tomorrow for our hours of operation. The Wead Library follows the closing schedule of Malone Central School District and you can find that link here: Malone Central School District . Thank you for understanding our concern for our employees and patrons. See you in the sunshine!

Susan Wool
Wead Library

New Arrivals, week of 3-10-2017

March continues to roar like a lion with record breaking temperatures and howling winds. Let’s see what books roared in this week, too!


The Fifth Element   by Jorgen Brekke
The Horseman    by Tim Pears
Right Behind You    by Lisa Gardner
Waking Lions   by Ayelet Gudar-Goshen
Ring of Fire    by Brad Taylor
A Book of American Martyrs  by Joyce Carol Oates
Old Bones   by Trudy Nan Boyce
A Separation    by Katy M. Kitamura
The Refugees    by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Rusty Puppy    by Joe R. Lansdale

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My Not So Perfect Life     by Sophie Kinsella
Christmas Masquerade    by Debbie Macomber


The Home That Was Our Country     by Alia Malek
Fresh From the Garden    by John Whitman
At the End of the World    by Lawrence Millman
A Great Place to Have a War     by Joshua Kurlantzick
Rescuing Penny Jane    by Amy Sutherland
Democracy: a case study   by David A. Moss
We Were Sisters    by Sheila Kohler

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If you would like to request any of these new titles, simply click in the right sidebar on log-in, search and renew. Have your Wead Library Card handy and use the last four digits of the phone of record as your pin number. If you would prefer, you can also call 518-483-5251 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to reserve books for you.

Happy Reading and Happy Spring!
The Staff of the Wead Library



Exciting events at the Wead Library, March 2017

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“When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.”  That is certainly the case in our area. High winds and weather extremes are rather “lion-ish”, wouldn’t you say? March also brings a new schedule of events and activities at the Wead Library and we want to share them all with you.

Our Story Hours continue on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The groups are great fun for little ones  with crafts, book reading and games. For more information simply click on the “Childrens” tab above. Feel free to call us at 518-483-5251 if you have any further questions. Groups are age specific to ensure the  most fun experience.


Our Friday Night at the Movies continues every Friday night this month. A great lineup is planned and it offers wholesome family entertainment. Movies begin at 6:00PM and are always over before closing at 8:00PM.

Every Friday this month from 2-4:00pm, Grandma Helen is here to read to your little ones, do some coloring and just offer the best hugs. Bring your children by to meet Grandma Helen and to enjoy her company.

Tech Talk continues for those of you who have devices and are bewildered by all they can do for you. Tech Talk happens every Wednesday, is free, as are all our programs, and is on a first come first serve basis. Recent topics have dealt with Facebook, IPhone group contacts and learning about apps. Have tech-y questions? Bring them to the Wead Library on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00PM.

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courtesy medical news today

Our continuing community education program by the Alzheimer’s Society on Alzheimer’s and other dementias will meet this month at 11:00AM on Monday, April 6th as well as Tuesday, March 21 at 11:00AM. All our welcome.

Ranger, our very special therapy dog, will be here on Wednesday, March 15th at 3:00PM in the children’s library. Come make friends with this  special guy and find out why we are all so crazy about him.

The Wead Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday evening at 7:00PM  on March 20th. The public is invited.

Our Craft Group meets each month on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00AM. Practitioners of knitting, quilting, crocheting, beading and other hand crafts are all welcome. You need not be experienced. Beginners are welcome and it’s great fun.

Our very popular Lego Club will meet on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00AM.  We provide the Legos and the age limit is 8 years old and above. Lego Club takes place on our third floor which is staircase access only at this time. Plans are being made to change that for handicap accessibility. Thank you for your understanding.

So you can see that we have a lot on tap for our treasured patrons this month. If you have any questions regarding any of our programs you can reach us at 518-483-5251.

Save the date!
April 1st through April 26th will be the 16th Annual Robideau/Lamitie Art Show. Artist Rayond whalen will have his watercolors on display from March 8th through the end of the show.




So many new books!

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So many new arrivals on our shelves since our last post!  The range is quite broad with the much anticipated new James Patterson novel, “Never, Never”, for starters. At the other end of the thriller/mystery spectrum is Alyssa Maxwell’s much lighter “A Pinch of Poison.” In between are books by J.D. Robb, Sarah Pinborough and many other great writers of fiction.

Our non fiction offerings are many and varied with a coincidental emphasis on the human mind.  Books like “This close to happy” “Perpetual Now” and  “The Nature Fix” round out a varied selection of new non-fiction stars. Here is our list of the latest and greatest:


The Book Thieves   by Anders Rydell
This close to happy   by Daphne Merkin,  autobiography
Three days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s final mission  by Bret Baier, biography
Blue on Blue   by Charles Campisi
Locked In   by John Pfaff
Other minds: the octopus, the sea and deep origins of consciousness  by Peter  Godfrey-Smith
Tears we cannot stop   by Michael  Eric Dyson
The Omnivore’s Dilemma   by Michael Pollan

The Nature Fix   by  Florence Williams
A Really Good Day   by Ayelet Waldman, autobiography
Perpetual Now  by Michael D. Lemonick
Glass House   by Brian Alexander
No Barriers   by Erik Weihenmayer,   autobiography



The trapped girl   by Robert Dugoni
A pinch of poison  by Alyssa Maxwell
Pachinko   by Min Jon Lee
Echoes in Death   by J.D. Robb
Behind her eyes   by Sarah Pinborough
Never, never   by James Patterson
I liked my life   by Abby Fabiaschi
Rather be the devil: a novel   by Ian Rankin
The fifth petal  by Brunonia Barry
The prisoner  by Alex Berenson
The clairvoyants: a novel   by Karen Brown

To reserve any of our latest offerings just click in the right sidebar on Log in, search and renew and have ready  your library card and your pin number. The pin is the last four digits of the phone number you have on record with the Wead Library. If you need any help reserving your choices, simply call one of our friendly staff at 518-483-5251 for assistance.

Let’s hope March comes in “like a lamb” and we have seen the last of winter! Happy reading, all!

The Staff of the Wead Library

President’s Day

Monday, February 20th, the Wead Library will closed in honor of President’s Day. We will return to our  regular schedule on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00AM.

We hope all our patrons have a safe and happy President’s Day.

Susan Wool