The YA Department of the Library serves teenagers in middle and high school. In addition to collections of fiction and non-fiction, including graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, downloadable ebooks, we offer a variety of monthly events for teens (listed below). For book suggestions, check out staff picks, book reviews written by Beverly teens, or email Allison at babin@noblenet.org.

Need help with research? Check out our databases, search the catalog, and again, feel free to ask Allison or any reference librarian for help.

Teens, this is your space! Get involved — attend events, make suggestions, and check out all kinds of materials we have to offer.

poem18th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

We are pleased to announce the Beverly Public Library’s 18th Annual Teen Poetry Contest. The contest has now closed and judges will soon be reading all of the entries. Poems are judged blindly. Cash prizes will be awarded in two age categories, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Finalists will read their poems to a live audience and winners will receive their awards at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7 PM.

Finalists will be notified by email or phone on or around April 15. Good luck to all those who entered!

April Events

Animé Club
Tuesday, April 15, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, Sohier Room
Watch animé, eat snacks, and have fun.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Friday, April 18, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, Staff Conference Room
The TAB meets once a month to help Allison with planning programs for teens, selecting books, and more. Free food is always provided. Want to learn more about the board or send them a suggestion? Just click here to visit their page.

Pizza and a Movie: April Vacation Event
Wednesday, April 23, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Sohier Room
Not going away and looking for something to do (and eat)? Join us for free pizza and a new release movie on our big screen!We’re not allowed to say the title, but we can tell you this: the star of the movie is Katniss Everdeen, and it’s the second in a trilogy! Don’t know what movie we mean? Email babin@noblenet.org or call the library at 978-921-6062.

18th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 PM, Sohier Room
Starting at 7 PM in the Sohier Room, the library will host a reception and awards ceremony for the Beverly Teen Poetry Contest held this winter. All teen finalists will be asked to read their poems aloud, winners will be announced, and prizes will be awarded. Finalists and their families, participants in the contests, teachers, and all others, are welcome to attend. Join us for a night of excitement and amazing local poetry! A reception with refreshments in the Barnet Gallery will immediately follow the ceremony; no registration is necessary.