What if all of Malden read the same book?

Malden Reads seeks to answer that question.

Malden Reads is a community reading organization run by city leaders and residents in collaboration with the Malden Public Library and Urban Media Arts. Each season, we invite the city of Malden, Massachusetts to read a selected book and participate in a program of events, projects, and community initiatives centered around the themes of the book.

What will Malden read in 2024?

The 2024 book selection will be announced in November!

The Malden Reads book selection committee has been hard at work the past few months considering over 40 titles suggested by the community! One of these top choices (pictured) will be the selected book for 2024. Stay tuned for our announcement … and another great year of programming for our community!

Upcoming Events 


October 7 

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Join us as we gather at the Malden River with Thomas “Spirit Tree” Green of the Neponset Band of the Massachusett for meaningful and family friendly event.




November 16 

7:00 PM –  8:00 PM

Keith Knight – Social Justice & Graphic novels

Artist and activist Keith Knight will give a talk on social justice & graphic literature at the Malden Public Library.


December 16 


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Join us for a multicultural celebration of holiday traditions from around the world. 


Help us promote reading and build community!