Teen events are only for those in grades 6 – 12.

poetry-21st21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest

The library is now accepting entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for our 21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest. To qualify, teens must be residents and/or students of Beverly, MA. The contest will close 4 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017. Finalists will be invited to read their poems aloud and winners will receive cash prizes at our Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Click here to enter the contest! Note there is a firm limit of three (3) poems each.



January Events

raftcoverPizza Book Club
Weds., Jan. 11, 3:45 PM ā€” 4:45 PM
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 Raft by S. A. Bodeen. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the library, or click here to request one online. This event requires registration. Click here to sign up!


Anime Club
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3:30 PM ā€” 5:30 PM
Eat snacks and have fun watching anime with other fans! No registration required.

Pizza and a Movie: Suicide Squad
Thursday, Jan. 26, 3:45 PM ā€” 6:00 PM
Join us for this new release on our big screen and eat free pizza! Synopsis: A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.