Fall Story Times are in session and will run through the week of October 30, 2016. 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.


A Little Night Music & Rhyme (formerly Music & Mother Goose)

Colorful ukuleles in a line.

Monday evenings at 6:30 PM (will not meet on Monday, October 10).

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!


After School Programs are in session. Days and times are listed below.

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

What’s the Big Idea: Math and Science Story Time will meet on Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, September 14-November 2, 2016.
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.


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Science Squad will meet on Thursday, October 27, at 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Join the BPL Science Squad for hands-on moon science experiments! Learn more about the phases of the moon and explore moon soil.

Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!



Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Book Club

Cover of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4PM

Grades 4-6

Please read Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones for the November meeting. 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.


LEGO Club for Grades K-5

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LEGO Club is for children in grades K-5. The next meeting is Thursday, November 10, 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, November 12, 2016, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





Personalized Reading List for Kids

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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.