Dec. 12: Cookbook Club

Thursday, December 12 from 6 – 8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Registration required

What is cookbook club?
Cookbook Club is a chance to meet some new people, try some good food, and experiment with cooking.

How does it work?
Sign up to attend the program.
Pick up the mystery ingredients at the reference desk.
Cook something to share with the mystery ingredient.
Bring your dish to the group discussion on December 12.

Registration is required to pick up the mystery ingredient. One mystery ingredient per household.

Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext.2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

December Holiday Hours

Christmas Hours

Tuesday, December 24: CLOSED
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED

New Year Hours

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Closing at 4 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: CLOSED

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

All locations will resume normal hours on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Introducing: YA Book Club

Wednesday, January 8 at 7 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Are you a fan of young adult literature? Whether you are a young adult or young at heart, join us for a new monthly book discussion group. Our inaugural book will be Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram.

Discussion titles are available at the checkout desk. They may also be available on CD, or as a digital audiobook or eBook via OverDrive or hoopla. Questions? Contact Katie at

January 11: It Takes a Village Baby Fair

It Takes a Village Baby Fair
Saturday, January 11 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Sohier Room and Barnet Gallery, Main Library

We would like to welcome new and expectant parents to our baby fair. Join us for baby wearing lessons, baby yoga demonstration, and more. We will also have local businesses and organizations who are excited to share a wide variety of resources. Questions? Contact Kate at

All-Ages Wreath Decorating

christmas wreath

Saturday, December 7
11 AM – 1 PM or 2 – 4 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required

Bring the entire family, from kids to seniors, to a fun wreath decorating session! The library will provide decorating materials – you provide the wreath and the creativity. A holiday activity for children and free, light refreshments are included.

There will be two sessions: 11 AM – 1 PM and 2 – 4 PM. Please register for the session that you will attend.

Register for the 11 AM – 1 PM session.
Register for the 2 – 4 PM session.

Questions? Contact Katie at This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Open Call for Baby Fair Vendors

Do you offer a resource for new or expectant parents? If so, the Beverly Public Library is looking for you! On January 11 at 1:30 PM the library will be hosting a Baby Fair to highlight local resources for parents and parents-to-be. We are looking for vendors that want to get in on the fun and showcase your business or organization.

We will be collecting applications until December 6. Applications submitted past the December 6 deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified whether they were accepted during the week of December 9.

The library does not permit sales on library property. You are welcome to share promotional materials and schedule appointments at the Baby Fair. Please consider donating an item for our raffle prize.

Fill out the form below to submit your application. Questions? Contact Kate at or Katie at

Special November Hours

Veterans Day

The main library and the Farms branch will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The main library will re-open at 9 AM and the Farms branch at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 12.



  • Wednesday, November 27: 9 AM – 6 PM (early closing)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED


  • Wednesday, November 27: 10 AM – 6 PM (regular Wednesday hours)
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED

Both locations will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.