Special October Hours

OctoberFall is approaching, and that means that our weekend hours will resume. Sunday hours at the main library (1 – 5 PM) will resume on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Saturday hours at the Beverly Farms branch (10 AM – 5 PM) will resume on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The Farms branch is always closed on Sunday. Expanded weekend hours will continue until Memorial Day 2017.

Additionally, both library locations will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016 for the Columbus Day holiday.

Got Ancestors? Fall Genealogy Series

GenealogyStarts Saturday, September 17 from 3 – 4:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Join us on weekends this fall for a 6-part series on researching your family history, including “getting started,” online sources, and specific ancestral groups and regions. The first program on Saturday, September 17 will cover some basics of getting started on research, including what resources the Beverly Library has to offer! Subsequent programs will occur on Sundays from 2 – 3:30 PM: October 9, October 16, November 6, November 20, and December 4. Pick and choose whatever programs you are interested in – or come to them all! Free; no registration required. Handicapped accessible. For more info contact Pat Cirone at cirone@noblenet.org.

‪‎Riley ROCKS‬ Endowment Fund

Riley ROCKSOn July 20, 2016, Riley Fessenden of Beverly, MA, lost a three-year battle with a rare form of cancer. With Riley ROCKS, this courageous young lady created a movement of love, caring, and support with thousands of people in her hometown, beginning when she was first diagnosed at the age of six.

In an effort to have Riley continue to inspire and engage, the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, MA has donated $200 in children’s books to the Beverly Public Library as a start to creating a perpetual fund, the Riley ROCKS Endowment, for the purchase of children’s books on an ongoing basis. NE Book Fair invites their customers, friends, and neighbors across Massachusetts to contribute to Riley’s fund, in her honor. The goal is to raise at least $5,000.

The Beverly Public Library is a donation location for this endowment effort. Checks may be dropped off at the main library or the Farms branch, and made out to the Beverly Public Library. Or, donations may be mailed to the library at 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915 (please notate Riley ROCKS on your donation and envelope). You can also donate online via the City of Beverly website (select Library from the department list).

Donations will not be spent for books at this time, but will be accumulated in order to provide the seed money for the endowment. Questions? Please contact the library director, Patricia Cirone, at cirone@noblenet.org.

Friends’ Fall Book Sale

Book, StackStock up on great reads for the winter months! Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Fall Book Sale takes place from Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the main library. The sale is open daily during regular library hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9AM-9PM; Fri. & Sat., 9AM-5PM; and Sun., 1PM-5PM. The sale features a wide selection of hardcover and paperback fiction for adults and teens, children’s books, and nonfiction. Music and movies in various formats will also be available. Paperbacks will be $1, hardcovers $2, and all children’s books .50 (or 2 for $1).

Do you have books, music, or movies that you would like to donate? We accept donations of books, movies, and music year-round (no magazines, encyclopedias, or text books, please) at the main library. You can bring items to our Children’s Room on the ground floor, or to the checkout desk on the second floor. All proceeds of our annual spring and fall book sales benefit the library. For more information, please call the library at 978-921-6062. To learn more about becoming a Friend of the Beverly Public Library, please visit our Friends page.