New Resource! Consumer Reports Online

consumer reportsWhich flat screen TVs get the highest ratings? What is the safest car seat for your child? What are the new rules for retirement planning? How safe are the supplements you are taking? Find the answers to these questions and more at the library’s new subscription to The site offers much more than the monthly magazine, plus the usual ratings and buying guides. Available to Beverly residents. Check it out at our Learning Resources page!

December and January Holiday Hours

gingerbread-treePlease note the main library and the Farms branch hours for the Christmas holiday:

Saturday, December 24, 2016: CLOSED
Sunday, December 25, 2016: CLOSED
Monday, December 26, 2016: CLOSED

Both locations will resume normal hours on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

Main library and Farms branch hours for the New Year holiday:

Saturday, December 31, 2016: Close at 4 PM (early closing)
Sunday, January 1, 2017: CLOSED
Monday, January 2, 2017: CLOSED

Both locations will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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, December 4, and December 11 (the latter session is a reschedule of the postponed October 9 program, featuring an exploration of 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