Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Cover of Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Join us for a special story time!
0-2 years old at 9:30 AM
3-5 years old at 10:30 AM (with craft)

Special Raffle!*
Visit the library and enter for a chance to win a Llama Llama plush and a copy of Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.

*On Saturday, February 3, 2018 only!!

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


Reading with Coco

Picture of a Newfoundland named Coco

Tuesday, January 9 & 23, 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.



Science Squad

Fingerprints by Pixaby users 422737

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Learn about fingerprint forensics! Learn how to life fingerprints and examine fingerprint patterns.


Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!


Family LEGO Build

Image of LEGOs by Markus Spiske

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2-3 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!




LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

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LEGO Club is for children in preschool-grade 5. The next meeting is Thursday, February 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!






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, February 10, 2018, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





Awesome Books!

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

Saturday, February 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


Winter Tales by Tony Toledo

Snowman wearing a blue hat and scarf by Pixaby user jill111

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3 PM

Storyteller Tony Toledo will warm your heart as he spins enchanted winter tales! Come hear how Coyote Stole the Sun! You won’t forget the tale of The Winter Rose or the Russian folk tale of The Apple and the Saucer. We may even make up a story of the first snow fall!

For children in Kindergarten – 5th grade

No registration required

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Cultural Council Logo


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!


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: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM and Wednesdays at 10 AM
Toddler Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Preschool Story Time: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 will begin again in January

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

Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, January 9-February 27, 2018 (will not meet on January 16)
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.


Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!

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.