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Friends of the Beverly Public Library

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library is a non-profit organization that helps support the services and programs of the Beverly Public Library. Through fundraising efforts such as book sales and membership drives, the Friends raise money for museum passes, popular programs for all ages, and library furnishings. The financial support of the Friends enables the library to do and have so much – from a 3D printer, to an engaging Monday Mornings program series, to fun and educational children’s programs throughout the year, and so much more.

For more information on how to get involved with the Friends, contact Meghan Karasin, Assistant Director, at 978-921-6062, ext. 2130. Follow the Friends on Facebook and Instagram!

Friends of the Farms

The Friends of the Beverly Farms Library is a non-profit organization that helps support the services and programs of the Farms branch. The Farms Friends sponsor library programs for all ages, museum passes that allow discounted entrance to area museums, the Nutcracker Tea in December and the Library Lawn Party in June.

For more information on how to get involved with the Friends of the Farms Library, contact Dorothea Lam at 978-921-6066.

Donations & Gifts

Book Donations
We appreciate you thinking of us for your book donations. Donated books are sold by the Friends at library book sales to raise money for library programs.

  • The main library can accept 2 boxes/bags of clean books per household at a time.
  • Books must be in new or very good condition and brought inside the library (Children’s Room, first floor, in the blue cart) during open hours.
  • Not accepted: VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias.
  • Unfortunately, staff are unable to help unload donations, or return boxes and bags.

Monetary Donations
The Beverly Public Library depends on the generosity of donors to fund items not included in the library budget. Donations may be in the form of securities or cash, and may be outright gifts or be endowments or trust funds. All donations are tax deductible charitable contributions and are expended under the direction of the Board of Library Trustees. To discuss making a donation to the Beverly Public Library or the Farms branch, contact Allison Babin, Library Director, at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118.

Volunteer Opportunities

Library volunteers help return books to the stacks and help check the correct placement of books on the shelves. The time commitment ranges from 1-4 hours per week. If you are interested, or would like more information, call 978-921-6062 and speak with the Circulation Department. Teens interested in volunteering should contact Katie Nelson, Teen Librarian, at 978-921-6062, ext. 2122.