Fizz, Boom, READ!

Sign-up For Summer Reading!

Visit the library to sign-up for our summer reading program! Kids will receive reading logs, stickers and a bookmark. After you’ve signed-up you should:

  • Track the minutes you read on your reading log (each circle equals 20 minutes)
  • Read 700 minutes by August 13, 2014
  • Visit the library by August 13, bring in your reading log and tell the Children’s Room that you’ve reached the 700 minute goal!

The Topsfield Fair will send your prize packet to the library and you’ll be able to pick them up here in the Children’s Room. The library will contact you when the tickets are in. They must be picked up by noon on September 12, 2014!

You’ll also be able to pick out a robot eraser and enter a raffle to win Fizz, Boom, READ! prizes when you bring in your reading log for the Topsfield Fair!

Our summer reading program is for all ages.
Being read to counts!

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.


Mudeye Puppets Presents Deepsy Diver

Image of Deepsy Diver from Mudeye Puppets

Deepsy Diver is a musical, magical interactive puppet show with a cast that includes Wesley Water Strider, Al Angler Fish and Vivvy the mayfly. Join marine explorer Deepsy Diver as she goes an a watery quest to save our river, with plenty of environmentally educational tips along the way. All puppets are made from recycled materials, so be sure and stick around after the show to meet them up close and personal!

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program!

Tony Toledo Presents: Building a Hot Air Balloon In Your Basement and Other Tales of Wonder

Hot Air Balloon

In this Summer Reading Program Tony will share with you how he learned to make his own 10 foot hot air balloon out of tissue paper, and what his neighbors thought the first time he launched it at his parents farm. He will explain how on a bicycle trip he started a fire in the rain to cook his hot dog and the unexpected side effects. Tony might even show you how to make a dime dance, and balance nails on top of each other…
It promises to be a fun morning!

Friday, August 8, 2014 @ 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program!

Drop-in Craft

Image of paper, glue and scissors

Show us your creativity! Make a cool new craft each week!
For ages 5 and up.
Wednesdays, July 9-August 13, 10:30-11:30 AM



Summer Story Times will run through the week of August 10. 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: Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
For story time descriptions, please click here.
No registration required.


Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!

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, August 9, 2014, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!