Cover of Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 10:30 AM

Sohier Room
Ages 0-3 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!


Celebrate Light

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 3:30 PM

We’ll learn about Festivals of Light from around the world then make our own light!
For kids 4 and up and their families.
No registration required.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library



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!


Reading with Coco

Picture of a Newfoundland named Coco

Tuesdays, November 14 & 28, 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

Building, Blocks

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Take on our engineering challenge! Using only one inch blocks, craft sticks and cups, how high can you build a structure with one small block as a base? Can you build it with another structure sticking out? Check out these challenges and more!



Special Science Squad

Snap Circuits Jr.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3 PM
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 4 PM

Join us for a special Science Squad! Learn about electronics with Snap Circuits jr.! Create exciting projects such as a flying saucer, alarms, doorbells and more! Registration is required!

Please click here to register for the 3 PM session.

Please click here to register for the 4 PM session.

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, December 9, 2017 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Image of LEGOs

LEGO Club is for children in preschool-grade 5. The next meeting is Thursday, December 14, 2017, 3:30-4:30 PM. This is a drop-in program.

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






Winter Story Times will begin the week of January 7, 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
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.