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

Cover of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

If you enjoy books and games, join us for the first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 4 PM. Participants will receive their first book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, 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 first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.



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 10, 2015, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!




Treasure Boxes

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Saturday, October 17, 1-4 PM
As part of The BAD (Beverly Arts District) Tour: Citywide Open Studios, the Children’s Room will be holding a special arts & crafts session. Please join us in the craft room as we create treasure boxes! Each child will get to decorate their own special box to take home. This event is drop-in and is best suited for ages 3 & up.
We recommend wearing old clothing.

Fall Story Times are currently in session and will run through the week of November 1, 2015. Days and times are listed below.

Hen Reading to Chicks

Story Time Sessions are as follows:
Babies and Books: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM
Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 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 are currently in session and will run through the week of November 1, 2015. 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 3:30 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.


Image of Pluto by NASA

Science and Astronomy Club will meet on Thursdays at 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

We will be taking a closer look at the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons this session. We will look at some of the latest images from the New Horizons fly-by mission, which is mapping Pluto’s surface in high definition for the very first time. We will study the various instruments on board New Horizons and learn what they do. We will also conduct experiments to try to figure out how Pluto’s most dramatic land feature, known as the Big Heart, was formed.

New Horizons is notable for having more female Scientists on its team than any previous NASA mission. We will take a look at who these women are, what jobs they are performing, and the paths they took to become some of NASA’s most valuable players.

Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!

Personalized Reading List for Kids

Image of books in a row

Looking for a new series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Are you a parent trying to find pirate picture books for your preschooler? Try our new Personalized Reading List for Kids! All you need to do is answer a few questions such as who your favorite authors are and what types of books you like to read. Based on your responses one of our children’s librarians will create a list just for you!
Please click here to fill out a form.