May 16: Spring Book Crafts

Paint and brushesThursday, May 16, 2019
6–8 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Break out the scissors and the hot glue guns! Let’s take some old books and make them into something new. Join us to create paper bouquets and cards out of re-purposed books.

No talent necessary. The library will provide all art supplies. This program is geared towards adults and young adults (ages 14+) as some of the art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Questions? Please contact Katie at or 978-621-6062, ext. 2122. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

May 18: Community Baby Shower

baby in yellow onsie with stuffed bearNew parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited join to us for a Community Baby Shower! Receive information on local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, explore the art of babywearing, and meet new families. Registration is required. Please register each family separately. You are welcome to bring a friends or family member. Babies welcome! We hope to see you there!

Contact with any questions. Thank you to the Friends for funding this program.

2019 Spring Book Sale

Our annual Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale begins on Saturday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the main library. The sale will be open daily during regular library hours. Paperbacks are $1, hardcovers $2, and all children’s books are .50 (two for $1).

Do you have items to donate? We’re currently accepting donations of gently used books, movies and music. Donations can be dropped off in the Children’s Room on the ground floor of the main library, or at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor. To make book donations easier for you and to help the library, please read our helpful tips.

All sale proceeds benefit the library, and help to pay for things like programs for all ages, our museum pass program, library furnishings, and more. So mark your calendar and make that plan to stock up for summer. Questions? Please call our Reference staff at 978-921-6062, ext. 2177 or email

April 5: Friends’ Members Only Book Sale Preview

Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual Friends’ Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 5 from 6 – 8 PM. It’s a wonderful chance to socialize and seek books in a relaxed setting. Regular book sale prices will apply: $2 for hardcovers, $1 for paperbacks, and all children’s books .50 (or 2 for $1). Free refreshments will be provided.

Not yet a member of the Friends? No problem! You can join or renew at the door. Memberships start at $15. Cash and checks accepted – sorry, no credit cards. Questions? Please contact Allison Babin at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or

March 30: Novelist Plus

book with pages forming a heartNovelist Plus: Discover Your Next Favorite Book
Saturday, March 30 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Tired of struggling to figure out what to read next? Would you like to try something different? Join us for presentation on Novelist Plus, a digital library tool that will help you discover your next favorite book! You may find read-alikes, browse your favorite genres, or explore books to match your mood – whether that’s witty, sassy, bleak, or something else. We will also discuss Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers to find and share books they love. A brief book chat will follow to share our favorite reads with others. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: Lisa at

Mar. 29: A Star is Born

Friday, March 29 from 1-3:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

So you want to be a rock and roll star? Well, we can’t help you there. But maybe watching Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga court, spark, and sing their hearts out in 2018’s instant classic A Star is Born will give you some ideas. Munch on free popcorn while you consider the possibilities! Questions? Contact Matthew at