Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 mto[at]mvlc.org

Amanda and BeckyCoversBuilding FrontArch 2upper lobbyJudy and Wendy

Library Hours
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am to 8pm Tues: 10am to 5pm Wed: Noon to 5pm Thurs: 10am to 8pm Fri: Noon to 5pm Sat: 10am to 5pm


Parents' Page

mother reading to child

Check out our list of
Children's Events
and Programs!



Museum Passes

The Topsfield Town Library makes available 17 different passes that can get your family into local museums, zoos, and parks at a discounted rate, or even free! To use a museum pass, you must be a member of the Friends of the Topsfield Library. This is a $20 membership for your family, for the year (membership year runs from October-September). You don't need to live in Topsfield to join the Friends, and you can join at any point in the year.

Check out our Museum Pass FAQ to learn more about how to join the Friends and use museum passes. Check out our List of Museum Passes to see which passes are available and how much you can save by using one. Or, if you are ready to reserve a pass right away, you can do so online with your library card. Just follow this link!

Policies for Parents:

Internet Policy
Your child must have a signed Internet policy on file if they are planning on using the internet at the library.
Unattended Child Policy
Please be aware of our rules regarding unattended children. Children under nine years of age should be accompanied by an adult while in the library.
Behavior Policy
Please be sure that your child is aware of rules regarding behavior at the library, and honors these rules while in the building.

Links for Parents:

  • Boston Central lists family-oriented events, activities, and resources in the Greater Boston area.

  • Common Sense Media reviews media for age appropriateness based on violence, sex, language, positive message, and more.

  • International Children's Digital Library allows children to search for and read books from around the world.

  • Order in the Library is a fun, interactive online game that will help your child learn the Dewey Decimal System.

  • Tumblebooks is an online ebook library that reads picture books to your child using animation, sound, music, and narration.

  • Newbery Medal (award for excellence in children's literature) winners list

  • Caldecott Medal (award for excellence in children's picture books) winners list