Every Hero Has a Story

Topsfield Fair Packets, for children who returned their summer reading logs, should arrive at the library in the next couple of weeks. The library will contact you when the packets are in. They must be picked up by September 12, 2015!

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring summer reading!

“Every Hero Has a Story” 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.

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


Friendship & Peace Story Time

Children Around the World

Friday, September 11, 2015, 10 AM
No registration required.

Please join the Beverly Public Library and Endicott College’s LIGHThouse Leadership Society for a story time celebrating friendship and peace. We will read stories, sing songs and make a craft.
This program is best suited for ages 3-6.

In 2009, Congress joined together with President Barack Obama to pass bipartisan legislation officially recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and
Remembrance.  On Friday, September 11th, students, faculty and staff from Endicott, will be participating in 12 Hours of LIGHT/Day of Caring. Through the guidance of our LIGHThouse (Learning to Inspire Guide Help and Teach) Leadership Society and Office of Community Service, Endicott community members will be offering random acts of kindness. We have chosen to name our program 12 hours of LIGHT, as a reflection of honoring one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history with “light” and a positive message of compassion and respect. 

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, September 12, 2015, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!




Fall Story Times will begin the week of September 13, 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:Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
For story time descriptions, please click here.
No registration required.


Fall After School Programs will begin the week of September 13, 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!

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.



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.