Meet Our New Young Adult Librarian

scrabble helloThe main library is pleased to announce our new Young Adult Librarian, Meghan Karasin. Meghan started her new role in late July. She previously worked for over ten years as a high school librarian in Dorchester, and has her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University. Meghan especially enjoys reading young adult realistic fiction, and she’s looking forward to getting to know the teens of the Beverly community! Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter, our Teens page, and the library’s teen area to see the latest in teen programs, events and of course, books and other resources. And be sure to stop by Meghan’s office (on the 2nd floor) to say hello!

Libby, the One-Tap Reading App

Meet Libby, the new, one-tap reading app developed by OverDrive. Borrow or browse our thousands of ebooks and audiobooks instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. If you’re an OverDrive user who mostly reads or listens directly in the app, you’ll find Libby much simpler to use. If you’ve never used OverDrive, we suggest you start with Libby.

Download Libby from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft. It’s quick and easy for first-time users and has many other great features, including a merged display for titles from multiple libraries, easily sending titles to a Kindle, and switching back and forth between different library cards. Simply sign in with your library card and get started! Questions? Feel free to ask our Reference staff for assistance: 978-921-6062 (6066 for the Farms branch), or

New, Free Scanning Options

The main library now offers a state-of-the-art Scannx document scanning station. The Scannx allows you to scan and send files to smartphones, Google Drive, a USB flash drive, or email. It easily accommodates documents up to 11” x 17”. Scanned documents may be edited and saved in several file formats including PDF, searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG. The Scannx will auto-crop, auto-straighten, and auto-orient your documents. Perhaps best of all, it’s free of charge and simple to use. Questions? Our Reference staff is happy to help. Visit us on the 2nd floor, call us at 978-921-6062, or email


Labor Day Hours

Labor DayThe main library and the Farms branch will be closed for Labor Day weekend: Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4, 2017.

A reminder that the main library is closed on Sundays, and the Farms branch is closed on Saturdays, through September. Extended weekend hours will resume in October. (The Farms branch is closed on Sundays year round.)