March Events

Anime Club
Tuesday, March 17, 3:30-5:30 PM, Sohier Room
Watch anime with other fans, and eat free snacks.

guardiansPizza and a Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy!
Tuesday, March 31, 3:45-5:45 PM, Sohier Room
Join us for this adventurous film about a group of intergalactic criminals who are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Free pizza!


19th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

Calling all teen poets! The library is now accepting entries from teens in grades 6 through 12 who live in or attend school in Beverly, MA for our Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest will close for entries at 4 PM on Friday, March 6, 2015.Finalists will be invited to read their poems aloud and winners will receive cashprizes at our Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

For the entry form and complete information about the contest, click here.


The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults on February 2. Here’s a peek at some of the great YA titles selected this year!

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Winner)
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard (Honor)
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley (Honor)
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Honor)
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Honor)

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book:

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candice Fleming

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson