The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is Now Accepting Applications!
Interested in helping plan and run teen programs, select books and suggest improvements to teen services? Apply to join TAB today! Click here for the application and contact Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Teen events are only for those in grades 6 – 12.
22nd Annual Teen Poetry Contest
The 22nd Annual Teen Poetry Contest opens on January 3, 2018 and entries are accepted until 4PM on March 2, 2018.
After the poems are checked to see if they meet the guidelines, they are submitted to a panel of judges, who are local published poets. Finalists are contacted in mid-April.
To qualify, the following criteria must be met:
- You must live in Beverly, MA and/or attend a school located in Beverly, MA and be in grade 6 through 12.
- Each student is welcome to submit up to, but no more than, three (3) poems.
- Each poem must:
- Be original work
- Have a title. Title must be listed in the Poem Title field and above each poem.
- Be entered separately online*, or attached to its own copy of the entry form. If submitting on paper, student’s name must not appear anywhere on the same page as the poem. Additionally, if submitting on paper, entries may not contain any illustrations and must be typed in Times New Roman font in size 12.
- Be submitted between Wednesday January 3, 2018 and 4PM on Friday March 2, 2018.
Students are strongly encouraged to enter online HERE.
The 22nd Annual Ceremony will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2018. All finalists will be asked to read their poems aloud to the audience. Cash prizes will be awarded in two age categories, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. All finalists receive cash prizes, in varying levels based on their placement of Honorable Mention, Third, Second, and First Prize.
For more information, contact Meghan Karasin at 978-921-6062 or email@example.com
Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library whose generosity makes this contest p
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 3:45-5PM
Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Teens will answer a variety of questions from topics as varied as cheese and the NFL. Depending on how many participants we have, we’ll make teams or compete individually. Prizes for the top scores and of course snacks for everyone.
Pizza Book Club: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 3:45-4:45pm
Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free Pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school. (Briscoe students: Ask your ELA or Reading teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Our book this quarter is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. This event requires registration. Click here to sign up.
Pizza & A Movie: Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 3:45 – 6PM
Join us for a throw-back movie on the big screen….Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope…with free pizza!
Pizza Book Club: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Monday, March 26, 2018, 3:45-4:45pm
Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free Pizza! Pizza Book Club is open to teens in grades 6-12, but is especially good for middle school. (Briscoe students: Ask your ELA or Reading teacher if Pizza Book Club can fulfill your independent reading requirement.) Our book this quarter is Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library. This event requires registration. Click here to sign up.