Welcome to the

Malden K-8 Libraries

This is the home page for the libraries of the Malden K-8 Public Schools:

Linden STEAM Academy, Beebe, Ferryway. Forestdale and Salemwood.

Our mission is to promote a live long love of reading for our students, to empower them with the tools to critically examine and evaluate information, and to encourage them to explore our increasingly diverse world with an open and inquisitive mind.

The students and faculty of each of the five K-8 schools in Malden -- Beebe, Ferryway, Forestale, Linden STEAM Academy and Salemwood -- have the opportunity to enjoy their own library.

Each library brings together a diverse collection of books available for borrowing without cost on a wide selection of topics and reading levels: picture books, early and emergent readers, series books, realistic fiction as well as fantasy, science fiction and mysteries, classic literature and poetry, graphic story telling, biographies, non-fiction works on subjects from science, to customs and folklore, the paranormal and arts and recreation.

The 5,000-plus K-8 students are currently served by one full time certified traveling librarian and nearly a dozen dedicated parent volunteers.

Interesting statistic : each library has between 10,000 and 12,500 separate titles.

Meet your Librarian

Hi, I'm Stephen Nedell. You may remember me from such other libraries as the Malden Public Library, where I served the community for over ten years as Reference and Local History Librarian as well as the Systems Administrator for the Library's computer network.

Since the fall of 2017 I have been the Traveling K-8 Librarian for the Malden Public School system. Each day of the week, I go to a different school: Mondays, I'm at Linden; Tuesdays I'm at Beebe; Wednesdays I'm at Ferryway; Thursdays, I'm at Forestdale; Fridays I'm at Salemwood.

Fun Fact: Several years ago, I made a guest appearance on the paranormal themed reality show, The Dead Files, playing the role of "Local Genealogist". To my surprise a student recently viewed the episode Dark Inheritance and recognized me.....my fifteen minutes of fame!

Most popular circulating title for each library for current school year

Beeebe: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Ferryway: Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever by Jeff Kinney

Forestdale: Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever by Jeff Kinney

Linden STEAM Academy: Charizard, go! by Tracey West

Salemwood: Goldilicious by Victoria Kann