On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!


For children who completed the Summer Reading Program, the Topsfield Fair will send your prize packet to the library and you’ll be able to pick them up here in the Children’s Room. The library will contact you when the tickets are in. They must be picked up by noon on September 9, 2016!

This year’s summer reading list can be found here.

The MCBA 2016-17 list can be found here.

“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Topsfield Fair.


Fall Story Times will begin the week of September 11, 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.


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, September 10, 2016, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





LEGO Club for Grades K-5

Image of LEGOs

LEGO Club is for children in grades K-5. The next meeting is Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:30-4:30 PM. This is a drop-in program.

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






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

Colorful ukuleles in a line.

Monday evenings at 6:30 PM, starting Monday, September 19, 2016 (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 will begin again in September. 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.



Science Squad will meet on Thursday September 22, at 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Join the BPL Science Squad for hands-on earth science experiments! We’ll study then predict, analyze and observe rocks and soil.

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.