Personalized Reading List for Kids

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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.

Mudeye Puppets Presents Hazel and VelCrow’s Wacky World Tour

Mudeye Puppets Hazel and VelCrow's Wacky World Tour

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10 AM

Join Hazel and VelCrow on their adventures around the world!

All puppets are made from recycled materials, so be sure and stick around after the show to meet them up close and personal!

Sponsored by Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program of Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Topsfield, Middleton & Boxford. Visit, for more information. Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

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Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

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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, April 11, 2015, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!




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

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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 3:15 PM. Please read through page 101 in Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Basking. Copies are available in the Children’s Room. New members are always welcome. 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.



The Spring Story Time session will run through the week of May 10, 2015. Days and times are listed below.

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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.


After School Programs are currently in session and will run through the week of April 12, 2015. Days and times are listed below.

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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.


Comet Lulin

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

This winter we will be examining comets and meteors!

Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!