Covid-19 Updates

Based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Town of Massena, which includes Massena Public Library, in conjunction with the Village of Massena will once again be requiring masks for occupants indoors at The Town of Massena facilities, as well as joint facilities with the Village of Massena, regardless of vaccination status. In that regard, effective immediately, all library employees and patrons will be required to wear a mask.

Press-Release on Badenhausen Branch Library

Press release from Massena Public Library’s Board of Directors concerning the Badenhausen Library of Brasher Falls.
Click here to read the press-release.


Click here for Ancestry

ANCESTRY NOW AVAILABLE AT HOME!!! Ancestry has traditionally been usable from only computers in the library and in some libraries, over their WiFi. However, Ancestry has granted our patrons use ‘in home’ until 12/31/21. This means that you can click the Ancestry button from our catalog or our homepage, log in with your library card, and use the service from anywhere.

The Great Give Back

Looking for a way to give back to the Massena community? Join Massena Public Library as we participate in “The Great Give Back”. The Great Give Back is an opportunity for all New York Public Libraries to help their community by accepting donations for distribution to those in need. Throughout the month of October we will be accepting personal hygiene or cleaning products at the library. All collected products will be donated to our local food banks at the end of the month. Thank you for your support.

Massena Artist Association Membership Show

Saturday, October 23rd – Saturday, November 6th
The Massena Artists Association will kick off the fall season with their annual membership show beginning October 23rd.  This juried show will not have an opening reception due to the library’s COVID restrictions. The Artists Association will receive members work as follows:

October 13th, 6:00pm – 7:45pm

October 15th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

October 16th, 10:00am – 11:45am

The exhibit will be on display in the library from October 23rd to November 6th.  This show features the work of talented community members and includes paintings, sketches, photographs and sculpture.

New DVD Releases

Tales From Teens

October 25th 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Teens/Tweens ages 10-18
Registration Required – call 315-769-9914 or e-mail

Have a creepy story you have been dying to share? Now’s your chance!
Tales from Teens is a discussion of haunted stories from across Massena and the North Country. Join in the conversation to hear the local legends & share some of your own spooky stories.

Story Time in the Park

Roll for Initiative ( Dungeons & Dragons for Tweens & Teens)

Dungeons & Dragons is storytelling game. 
It is a way to build connections with others,
“Test drive” parts of ourselves, and stretch
our creative muscles. 

Tween Book Club

Overshadowed by his brothers’ skills Kyle takes to games. 
With a lucky draw and a little chance it evens the playing field,
but when he wins a spot in the new state of the art library he
will need more than luck to escape.  Help us solve puzzles to
get Kyle and the kids out of Mr. Lemoncello’s  odd new library.