Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Book Club

Cover of The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4PM

Grades 4-6

We will be discussing The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis. Copies are available in the Children’s Room.

Join the Beverly Public Library’s Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Book Club! The MCBA Book Club meets monthly and will read off of the 2016-17 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award list. Kids who read at least 5 books off of the list will be eligible to vote on which book they think should win the award (kids participating through their schools will vote at school)! Each month club members will decide which book they want to read. There will be games & activities at each meeting. New members are always welcome.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear Drop-in Craft

Celebrating 50 years of Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Celebrate 50 years of Eric Carle’s illustrations of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by learning to be an illustrator.

Join us on these Wednesdays at 3:30 PM. All Ages. Drop-in.

Wednesday, November 16, Painted Texture Paper
Wednesday, November 30, Color Collage
Wednesday, December 14, Clay Animals



Cover of Planes by Byron Barton

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 10:30 AM

Sohier Room
Ages 18 mos.-3 years
No registration required

Join us for a new take on traditional story times! We’ll use a combination of ebooks & apps as well as our usual songs, rhymes, shakers & scarves!



LEGO Club for Grades K-5

Image of LEGOs

LEGO Club is for children in grades K-5. The next meeting is Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM. This is a drop-in program.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program!






Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Woman Playing the Piano

Join us for a fun, interactive mix of children’s sing-a-long music and literature! The half-hour program is geared toward children aged 0-5 and their parents and caregivers. All are welcome. No registration required.
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





Science Squad

Image of multi-colored balloons

Thursday, December 15, at 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Join the Science Squad for hands on sound experiments! How much noise can you make using: Balloons? Slinkies? Straws?

Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!




A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Colorful ukuleles in a line.

Monday evenings at 6:30 PM.

For families and kids under 5 (or so)
No registration required.

Join us for musical rhythmic fun! Dancing, shaking, moving and singing!

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for supporting this program!


Winter Story Times will begin the week of January 8, 2017. Days and times are listed below.

Hen Reading to Chicks

Story Time Sessions are as follows:
Babies and Books: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Wednesdays at 10 AM
Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM, Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Preschool Story Time:Wednesdays at 10:45 AM, Thursdays at 1:15 PM
For story time descriptions, please click here.
No registration required.


What’s the Big Idea: Math and Science Story Time

Image of math and science ideas coming out of a book.

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, January 11-March 1, 2017.
No registration required.
For children ages 4-6.
Based on the What’s the Bid Idea? program created by Mother Goose Programs (Vermont Center for the Book) this story time incorporates math and science into a story time and activity.



Personalized Reading List for Kids

Image of books in a row

Looking for a new series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Are you a parent trying to find pirate picture books for your preschooler? Try our new Personalized Reading List for Kids! All you need to do is answer a few questions such as who your favorite authors are and what types of books you like to read. Based on your responses one of our children’s librarians will create a list just for you!
Please click here to fill out a form.