The regular library hours are in effect through June 16:

• Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

• Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Sunday: 1-4 p.m.


Summer schedule at the Ipswich Public Library will be in effect from June 17 through Sept. 1. The summer hours are:

• 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday

• Closed: Saturday and Sunday

For detailed postings of events and programs, please check the calendar at You may also visit us on Facebook for current status and updates concerning the Ipswich Public Library.


Mother Goose on the Loose is for caregivers with infants to 2-year-olds and meets on most Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10 a.m. 

Wednesday morning Story Times meet at 10 a.m. For caregivers with preschoolers through kindergarten. Special pirate and fairy-themed days. Older and younger siblings welcomed.

Rosetta Stone: Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at EBSCO Information Services, in partnership with Rosetta Stone Inc., patrons of the Ipswich Public Library can now enhance their language learning goals with access to the Rosetta Stone Library Solution.

Whether patrons are looking to learn a new language, further their ESL learning as non-native English speakers or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers the proven immersion method that more than 22,000 schools and 12,000 businesses have trusted for more than 20 years.

It includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Patrons can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be.

To start using Rosetta Stone, visit our website at and click on “Services,” and then “Databases.” Simply log in with your library card number as Patron ID and follow the instructions! Please also feel free to contact the Reference Desk at 978-356-6648, ext. 1,5 if you need assistance.

“Rosetta Stone is a great addition to our menu of databases for patrons to learn a new language, whether for business, vacations or just for fun,” said library director Patty DiTullio. “It is really fun and easy to use. We are grateful to EBSCO for their continued generosity and support.”

All classes will be presented by consultant Jennifer Koerber. Koerber is a trainer and speaker on emerging technologies and the social web, and co-author of “Emerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians.” She is also currently affiliated with the Harvard University Library as their Alma Training Manager. To learn more about Jennifer’s expertise, visit her at

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