Fizz, Boom, READ!

Topsfield Fair Minutes are due by Wednesday, August 13!
Don’t forget to bring in your reading logs!

Kids who have signed-up for summer reading and read 700 minutes can earn a Topsfield Fair Prize Packet, which includes admission to the fair, a hot dog and drink voucher and two ride tickets. You will also receive a robot eraser and can enter to win Fizz, Boom, READ! prizes!

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!

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.


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!

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!




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!

Family Astronomy Night

Image of a full moon.

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!