New Brunswick Public Libraries

Saint John Free Public Library, East Branch
55 McDonald Street
Saint John, N.B.
E2J 0C7
Tel:  (506) 643-7250
Fax: (506) 643-7225
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Annual Opening Hours


Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

LEGO® and LEGO®Table
Tuesday, January  2, 2018  till Thursday, May  31, 2018  during library open hours
Check out our amazing selection of LEGO® and get creative at the library today!


Hackmatack Children's Book Club
Wednesday, January  31, 2018  till Wednesday, March  28, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to read from pre-selected Fiction and Non-Fiction books and vote for their favourite in the Spring!


STEAM For Teens
Tuesday, February  27, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Tuesday, February 13th & 27th at 6:30 pm.


Freedom To Read Week
Tuesday, February  27, 2018  till Saturday, March  3, 2018  9:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Check out our challenged book display all week long.


Knit & Crochet Club
Tuesday, February  27, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Tuesday, February 27th 2:30 – 3:30 pm.


Computer Help
Wednesday, February  28, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Seniors and Newcomers' Café
Wednesday, February  28, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Wednesday, February 14th & 28th from 10:30 – 11:30 am.


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, March  1, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, March  1, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Learn. Read. Play. Create!
Thursday, March  1, 2018  till Saturday, March  31, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Every day at 3:00 pm at the children's table.


Hackmatack Book Club
Friday, March  2, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
For children in grades 4 through 6.


Afternoon Children's Craft
Friday, March  2, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Craft Drop In time for children


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, March  3, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Grade K Bag Day
Saturday, March  3, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Are you starting Kindergarten in September? Bring your Gr. K Bag or come check out ours at the library today.


Children's Movie Night
Tuesday, March  6, 2018  6:00  a.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Enjoy a family friendly movie at the library tonight!


Computer Help
Wednesday, March  7, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Fun with Photo Editing
Wednesday, March  7, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Fun March Break Program!


Minecraft on March Break
Wednesday, March  7, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Join us at one of our two sessions on Wednesday, March 7th


Minecraft on March Break
Wednesday, March  7, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
Join us at one of our two sessions on Wednesday, March 7th


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, March  8, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, March  8, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Celebrate International Women's Day
Thursday, March  8, 2018  during library open hours
Enjoy a glass of pink lemonade today at the library.


Hot Wheels Fun
Thursday, March  8, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Enjoy our Hot Wheels cars and garage during your visit today.


Food Fun
Friday, March  9, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Plant some seeds and taste a nutritious snack today!


Teen Technology Hour
Friday, March  9, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Explore our technology items such as Snap Circuits today!


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, March  10, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Crazy Crafts For Children
Saturday, March  10, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Get your crafting on today kids and explore the library while you're here too!


Classic Film
Tuesday, March  13, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Fun evening for adults to view a classic film.


STEAM for Teens
Tuesday, March  13, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs for teens.


Computer Help
Wednesday, March  14, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Pi Day
Wednesday, March  14, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Enjoy our Pie book display today.


Seniors & Newcomers' Café
Wednesday, March  14, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Light refreshments and casual conversation. Everyone welcome!


Children's Movie Matinee
Wednesday, March  14, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
No school this afternoon? Why not join us for a family friendly flick!


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, March  15, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, March  15, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Afternoon Children's Craft
Friday, March  16, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Craft Drop In time for children


Understanding Your Credit Score
Friday, March  16, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us for an informative session about your Credit Score today!


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, March  17, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Graphic Novel Club
Saturday, March  17, 2018  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
For Adults.


St. Patrick's Day Craft
Saturday, March  17, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Celebrate all things green today at the library!


Celebrate Spring at the library today!
Tuesday, March  20, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 8:00  p.m.
A change of season is in the air. Make your own whimsical Pinwheel to take home.


Introduction To Rosetta Stone
Tuesday, March  20, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
Interactive session on learning how to use the Rosetta Stone Language Database.


Computer Help
Wednesday, March  21, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Celebrate World Poetry Day
Wednesday, March  21, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Share a favourite poem over tea at the library today!


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, March  22, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, March  22, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Adult Crafting
Friday, March  23, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
In a social setting join us to make a craft.


STEAM Activity For Children
Friday, March  23, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Match at the library today.


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, March  24, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Play-Doh Fun
Saturday, March  24, 2018  during library open hours
Kids will delight in using our Play-Doh machines to create today!


STEAM for Teens
Tuesday, March  27, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs for teens.


Knit & Crochet Club
Tuesday, March  27, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Casual group where we help each other with our knitting and crochet projects.


Computer Help
Wednesday, March  28, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Seniors & Newcomers' Café
Wednesday, March  28, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Light refreshments and casual conversation. Everyone welcome!


Children's Movie Matinee
Wednesday, March  28, 2018  3:00  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Join us for a children's movie today!


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, March  29, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, March  29, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Book Club for Adults
Thursday, March  29, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Book club meets the last Thursday of every month.


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, March  31, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Easter Fun Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March  31, 2018  10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by all day to explore the library and enjoy our scavenger hunt for children.


Bullet Journal
Saturday, March  31, 2018  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Learn how to create a bullet journal, a fun way to set goals and organize your time.


Computer Help
Wednesday, April  4, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, April  5, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, April  5, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, April  7, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Computer Help
Wednesday, April  11, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, April  12, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, April  12, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, April  14, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Computer Help
Wednesday, April  18, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, April  19, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, April  19, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Toddler Time Saturdays
Saturday, April  21, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun times for toddlers and their caregivers every Saturday at the library!


Computer Help
Wednesday, April  25, 2018  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Assistance with basic computer questions.


Scrabble Game Drop-In
Thursday, April  26, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble at our drop in every Thursday!


Story Time Every Child Ready To Read
Thursday, April  26, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Join us for stories, songs and crafts as we explore varying themes every Thursday at the library.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Manager - Emily King


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We have promotional displays, seasonal murals and art exhibits.

Our Special Collections:

  • Talking Books - we have housed the Talking Book collection for the southern part of the province since 1980. We offer this service to those who are visually impaired or cannot physically lift a book.

Our History:

  • Since 1968, we have served the community of east Saint John and the surrounding areas.

Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.