Summer Sounds

plaza_table&umbrellaThe main library’s 3rd annual season of “Summer Sounds,” our free outdoor concert series, has begun! Come enjoy music on our beautiful Winter Street courtyard. “Summer Sounds” is a free, weekly live music series showcasing local performance artists that runs through July and August. The full schedule is available here.

Performances run from 6 to 7 PM on Wednesdays. In case of rain, performers will play in the Sohier Room on the ground floor. “Summer Sounds” is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

 

Please Help: Funding to Libraries Reduced

mblcLogo_2015Funding for Library Resource Sharing and the Massachusetts Center for the Book are at risk. Please consider submitting this automated letter that will be sent to your senator(s) and representative(s) explaining the reasons we need to keep critical funding for Resource Sharing AND for the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

In the FY 2017 state budget proposal funding to libraries through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) was reduced by $450,009. Find detailed information in their July 11th press release.

“Libraries provide vital services for all residents. Demand for services is up for the tenth year in a row. The statewide resource sharing system and the collaborative way in which we work has helped libraries maintain core services, but we can’t provide the modern library services residents need when funding is reduced to a level that we haven’t seen for nearly twenty years,” said MBLC Director Dianne Carty.

Try Our Adult Coloring Kits!

adult-colorLooking for a way to unwind that’s simple, free, and taps into your creative side? We can help! The main library is now offering adult coloring kits for same-day use within the library. Kits include assorted design templates, colored pens and pencils, and a pencil sharpener, and are available at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk. After use, simply return the kit to our Circulation staff. Questions? Please contact Robin at flynn@noblenet.org or 978-921-6062.