The Sketchbook Project

Become a part of Beverly history! All ages are encouraged to check out one of our sketchbooks and get creative. Draw, doodle, or decoupage your summer experience. Return it so others can add on. Once the sketchbooks are filled they will become part of the library’s collection, preserving the collaborative art, ideas, and images of Summer 2021. The Sketchbook Project is inspired by the Brooklyn Art Library’s sketchbook collection.

NEW! Christian Robinson Prints

The walls of the Children’s Room are vibrant and playful with a new collection of Christian Robinson prints. Illustrator and author, Christian Robinson grew up in a small one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother in Los Angeles. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He illustrated Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and the Newbery Medal. His solo projects include Another, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2019, and the uplifting and inclusive picture book, You Matter.

We invite you to visit the Children’s Room to see this wonderful new artwork!

Story Time Room Renovation

We have a story to tell! Our story time room has been renovated from top to bottom thanks to a generous donation by the Flynn Family Foundation. Every part of the story time room is now refreshed from the bright blue hues of the new carpet to the crisp nautical theme on the walls. Stories, songs, rhymes and more will abound in our beautiful new story time room! Check out this slideshow of before and after photos.

NEW! Wellness Collection

Holistic Wellness For All display

Introducing our Wellness Collection! Holistic music, videos, books, and wellness kits are now available to bring balance, wellness, and harmony to your life. Topics include aromatherapy, reiki, chakra, yoga, nutrition, and more. Wellness kits include yoga sets, an acupressure mat, a plexus chirp wheel, a hot stone box set, and others.

Interested in checking something out? Just place your holds online, or give us a call. Then wait for a notification that your holds are ready, and pick them up during Front Door Service hours.

This program is made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Virtual Art Exhibit

Welcome to our Virtual Art Exhibit. Since our exhibit spaces are closed we invite you to enjoy this virtual experience.

Art by Constance Festo Lafond and Denise Sokolsky