Fizz, Boom, READ!

Topsfield Fair Packets, for children who returned their summer reading logs, have arrived. They deadline to pick them up has been extended to Monday, September 22, 2014. They will not be available after this date.

This year’s summer reading list can be found be found here.

“Fizz, Boom, READ!” is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Topsfield Fair.


Monster Story Time with Local Author Paul Czajak

Cover of Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak

Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10 AM

Please click here to register.

Come hear Mr. Czajak read his books Monster Needs a Costume and Monster Needs His Sleep. A monster activity will follow the reading.

Participants are encouraged to come in costume!

Books will be available for purchase.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Woman Playing the Piano

Join us for a fun, interactive mix of children’s sing-a-long music and literature! The half-hour program is geared toward children aged 0-5 and their parents and caregivers. All are welcome. No registration required.
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:30 AM **Please note the time change!**

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!




Family Astronomy Night

Image of a full moon.

Registration for this program is full. Families interested in attending may put their names on a wait list and will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, @ 7 PM
Moraine Farm

Join the Beverly Public Library and Moraine Farm for a Family Astronomy Night!

View the night sky with the library’s circulating telescope, make crafts and play games such as Saturn Ring Toss and Pin the Astronaut on the moon!

Registration is required and space is limited, so please register soon! Please click here to register.

Note that this event will not take place at the Library; it will take place in a barn at Moraine Farm, a property of the Trustees of Reservations. Prior to the event, registrants will receive directions on where to enter the farm and park.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding the telescope!

The Realm of Readers: the 4th and 5th Grade Book Club

Cover of The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

If you enjoy books and games, join us for the first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 3:15 PM. Participants will receive their first book, The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, and will get to vote on their second book. Don’t forget your library card!

To register please call 978-921-6062 or register online by clicking here. The club will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month unless otherwise noted.



Fall Story Times will begin the week of September 14. Days and times are listed below.

Hen Reading to Chicks

Story Time Sessions are as follows:
Babies and Books: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 10 AM
Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:45 AM and Thursdays at 1:15 PM
For story time descriptions, please click here.
No registration required.


Fall After School Programs will begin the week of September 14. Days and times are listed below.

Image of math and science ideas coming out of a book.

What’s the Big Idea: Math and Science Story Time will meet on Wednesdays at 3 PM.
No registration required.
For children ages 4-6.
Based on the What’s the Bid Idea? program created by Mother Goose Programs (Vermont Center for the Book) this story time incorporates math and science into a story time and activity.



Science and Astronomy Club will meet on Thursdays at 3 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

This fall, we will be exploring the Science of Superheroes! Can people use science to replicate superpowers? Can we see through solid objects, talk to each other with just our minds, become invisible? And how about flying like either Superman or Iron Man? We will take a hard look at our favorite superpowers, separate myth from what might be possible and create our own

Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!