Sunday Hours at Valente


Valente Branch Library

The Cambridge Public Library will pilot a new service this July and August: Summer Sundays at the Valente Branch. Valente Summer Sundays will run from July 3 through September 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

"We are delighted to pilot the expansion of Sunday hours at the Valente Branch Library over the summer,” said Dr. Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries for the City of Cambridge. “Patrons will not only enjoy access to Library resources on Sundays, they will also have a place to cool off during the hot summer months.”

The public is invited to a Summer Launch Party at the Valente Library on Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, create chalk murals, and learn all about the Library’s Summer Reading program. This year’s Summer Reading theme, Come Play With Us, invites patrons of all ages to get curious, creative, cozy, and connected with the Cambridge Public Library by completing reading and other challenges over the summer.

Located at the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex, the Valente Branch Library is a part of the city’s newest high performance net zero emissions building, boasting 10,000 square feet of space, including a children’s room, a community room, 3 gender inclusive bathrooms, study rooms, a community garden, and even a bocce ball court with bocce equipment available for check out at the front desk. Valente Summer Sunday patrons can browse the print collections, make use of computers, laptops, and wireless printing, book a study room, or simply hang out in a cool spot during the hot summer months.