Dr. Seuss Pajama Story Time!

Image of The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss with red and white hat in the background

Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:30 AM
No registration required.

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with our favorite Dr. Seuss stories and a craft. Wear your cozy pajamas to story time. If you would like, you can bring a pair of pajamas to donate to our PJ Drive!




Saturday Story Times

Kids On Books

Saturday, March 3, 2018
No registration required.

Baby & Toddler Story Time Ages 0-2 9:30 AM

Preschool Story Time (with craft) Ages 3-5 10:30 AM




Winter Story Times are in session and will run through the week of February 26, 2018. Days and times are listed below.

Hen Reading to Chicks

Story Time Sessions are as follows:
Babies and Books (0-18 months): Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM and Wednesdays at 10 AM
Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Preschool Story Time (3-5 years):Wednesdays at 10:45 AM and 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.

Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, January 9-February 27, 2018
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.



LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Image of LEGOs

LEGO Club is for children in preschool-grade 5. The next meeting is Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:30-4:30 PM. This is a drop-in program.

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






Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!

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, March 10, 2018, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





Reading with Coco

Picture of a Newfoundland named Coco

March 13, 2018, 3:30 PM

Children, in grades 1-5, who are struggling with reading are invited to read with Coco!

Certified reading therapy dog Coco, and her owner Randi, will visit the library twice a month to help children practice reading and gain confidence. Six 10 minute slots (3 per day) will be available for children to read aloud to Coco one-on-one. Children may bring their own book or use a library book.

Participants may register for one slot per month. Please call the library if you will not be able to make your time slot.

Registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room at 978-921-6062 ext. 2107 to register.



Awesome Books!

Open book with spots of light around it by pixaby user kalhh

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 12:15-1 PM

Join us once a month on Saturday from 12:15 PM to 1 PM to share the most awesome book you’ve read recently. Bring your lunch (we’ll provide a drink and snack) and bring your awesome book so you can tell us why your book is so awesome.

For elementary school chapter book readers. No registration necessary. For more information contact Martha at 978-921-6062 ext. 2108 or


Family LEGO Build

Image of LEGOs by Markus Spiske

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:30-3:30 PM

Come to the Children’s Room for a LEGO Family Build. We’ll provide the LEGOs; you provide the family and the building ideas. Bring your smart phone or camera to snap some photos of your creations as we will build then take apart!




Science Squad

Drops of Water on a Penny

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Learn about surface tension by powering a paper boat with soap and seeing how many drops of water can fit on a penny. Do the number of drops change if you add a substance to the water? What happens if you use oil?


Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!



A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Colorful ukuleles in a line.

Thursday 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!


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.