All Three Library Locations are Open to the public- See the schedule at www.peabodylibrary.org/reopening.
Masks are not required, but are encouraged. The CDC currently recommends masks and social distancing for those who are not vaccinated.
As the public library for the community since George Peabody’s generous donation in 1854, the Peabody Institute Library provides innovative services, resources, programs, and spaces to meet the educational, informational, cultural and creative needs of the community while offering opportunities for lifelong learning for all. Learn more about how we Support Your Story every day by reading our Long Range Plan here.
The Peabody Institute Library is the public library serving the City of Peabody. George Peabody, a highly regarded philanthropist, was the founder in 1854.
The main library building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also the oldest public library in the United States to operate out of the same location.
82 Main Street
The Main Library offers a variety of programs for adults, teens, and children, as well as the Creativity Lab community makerspace. Please see our complete program calendar for details.
South Branch Library
78 Lynn Street
The South Branch Library offers a variety of programs for children and adults. Please see our complete program calendar for details.
The Peabody Institute Library is a proud member of the 26-library-strong NOBLE Library Network. To learn more, and to see the other public and academic libraries that your library card gives you access to, visit www.noblenet.org
Cate Merlin, Director
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Alysa Hayden, Assistant Director
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Gabriela Toth, Senior Adult Services & Public Programming Librarian
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Yunan Guo, Senior Technology Coordinator
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Catherine Badal, Senior Local History Librarian
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Allison Bridgewater, Senior Children’s Librarian
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Joanna Corea, Senior Teen Librarian
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Kristi Bryant, Senior West Branch Librarian
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Sharon Janus, Public Services Librarian & Conversation Circles Coordinator
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Mike Ahearn, Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
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Board of Trustees
- Peter T. Bakula
- Stephanie S. Dallaire
- Frances J. Gallugi
- Don McAllister
- Stephanie Najjar
- Kate E. O’Brien
- Thomas J. Pappas, President
- Anne V. Quinn
- Richard C. Shruhan
- Morgan L. Yeo