New Brunswick Public Libraries

Saint John Free Public Library, Central Branch
1, Market Sq.
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 4Z6
Tel:  (506) 643-7236
Fax: (506) 643-7225
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Bridge Club
Monday, April  23, 2018  1:00  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Learn & play the game of bridge with Cliff Shea!


Toddler Time
Monday, April  23, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Ages 18-36 months. Bring your favourite adult to the Library for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, & stories.


Writing Prompts
Tuesday, April  24, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Writing with facilitator Cathy Fynn.


Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, April  24, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Give your child the skills needed to learn to read through Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing with Every Child Ready to Read®. Explore weekly themes with stories, rhymes, crafts, and activities! Younger children welcome with a caregiver.


L'Arche @ the Library
Wednesday, April  25, 2018  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
All are welcome to attend.


PD Day in the Bored Room
Wednesday, April  25, 2018  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
No school? No problem! Drop-in for activities like LEGO®, board games, videogames, and crafts.


New Brunswick Genealogical Society Meeting
Wednesday, April  25, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Contact for more info; dfraser@nbnet.nb.ca or (506) 849-7922.


Ebook/Tech/Computer Help
Thursday, April  26, 2018  7:15  p.m. - 8:15  p.m.  Recurring activity or event


Family Storytime
Thursday, April  26, 2018  6:30  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs for the whole family just before bedtime. Pyjamas welcome!


Letter Writing Social
Thursday, April  26, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join Daniel Mark Wheaton from the Casper Agency and craft the perfect letter for Mother’s Day on an old-fashioned typewriter. 


Thursday Movie Screenings
Thursday, April  26, 2018  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
"Better Than Chocolate" (1999, 1h 41m)


French Conversation
Friday, April  27, 2018  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Bring your lunch & practice speaking French!


Scrabble Fridays
Friday, April  27, 2018  1:30  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Fun with friends– boards provided!


Preschool Storytime
Saturday, April  28, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Give your child the skills needed to learn to read through Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing with Every Child Ready to Read®. Explore weekly themes with stories, rhymes, crafts, and activities! Younger children welcome with a caregiver.


Ebook/Tech/Computer Help
Saturday, April  28, 2018  2:15  p.m. - 3:15  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Can't quite figure out how to work that gadget? Need help using your eReader, or your new laptop? Stop by our desk and we can work together to solve your tech problems.


Sunday Movie Screenings
Sunday, April  29, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
"Ginger Snaps" (2000, 1h 48m)


Wellness Series
Sunday, April  29, 2018  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Exploring the relaxing world of Mandalas with Cheryl Brown!


Toddler Time
Monday, April  30, 2018  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Ages 18-36 months. Bring your favourite adult to the Library for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, & stories.


Bridge Club
Monday, April  30, 2018  1:00  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Learn & play the game of bridge with Cliff Shea!


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Joann Hamilton-Barry
Head of Reference Services - Keith MacKinnon
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Daniel Teed
Head of Children’s Services  - Heather McKend
Circulation Supervisor - Mark Goodfellow
Circulation Supervisor - Tina Kieffer


Parking

Parking is available on the street and in the underground parking garage.

Free parking is not available during the week. Please note that parking is free on Saturday on the street and in public parking lots.


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:

  • Located on the second and third floors in the Market Square complex, our library offers fantastic views of the Saint John Harbour, as well as paintings, sculptures and wall hangings featuring well-known Saint John and New Brunswick artists.
  • A Computer Training Lab, which is also available for public use.

Our Special Collections:

  • The Special Collections Room is an authentic re-creation of a 19th century Victorian salon. The focus of the collections is on New Brunswickana, Canadiana, and local history materials.
  • An extensive collection of southern New Brunswick newspapers is available on microfilm.

Our History:

  • The Saint John Free Public Library, one of the oldest public libraries in Canada, was founded in 1883.

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.