Dig It! With Our New Seed Library

The Beverly Public Library is happy to announce our newest collection – a seed library! This direct-sow collection is perfect for Zone 6 and contains vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We ask that you take only one packet of each variety, with a maximum of 6 packets per household. The seed library will be available beginning May 2 and remain until all seeds have been taken. Find it on the 2nd floor of the main library. No registration or check out required.

The Salem News & Herald Citizen Now Available Online

The Beverly Public Library is pleased to announce its new digital newspaper collection via NewsBank. The Salem News and Herald Citizen are now available to Beverly residents with your library card. Gain access to current and archived full-text news articles, editorials, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Other newspapers include The Boston Herald and USA Today. Questions? Contact Lisa at ryan@noblenet.org.

Book Club Kits

The library has launched a collection of Book Club Kits. Book Club Kits are designed for book clubs and other groups to read and discuss the same book. The kits include ten copies of the book and a discussion guide in a clear plastic tote. The kit is checked out to one group member who is responsible for all the materials.

Located with our Library of Things collection on the second floor, grab a kit from the shelf or place one on hold in the catalog.

May Art Exhibit

Steve Chamuel’s Artwork

This month we welcome an art exhibit by Steve Chamuel. Steve retired from mechanical design engineering and is pursuing his design and creative abilities in art, which has been a lifelong hobby. He enjoys and practices many art forms, including painting, photography, and sculpture. He states, “Anything that we see and touch is very well engineered either by humans or by nature. Appreciating the world around us is an art by itself. Making someone happy is my best enjoyment in life. So enjoy my art!” Contact Steve at steve.chamuel@gmail.com.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, when community meetings or library programs are not in progress.

Special Places of Beverly

For many, the past three years have highlighted the importance of place for personal well-being and healthy civic life. The Beverly Public Library is inviting residents to submit those vital Beverly spaces for a local history project: Special Places of Beverly.

This isn’t a contest to decide on the most popular spots, but rather a way to identify the many places in Beverly that residents and visitors enjoy and value. It could be a place where you go to sit and read, a place to walk or run, or a place that provides art or culture. Our goal is to collect these submissions into a booklet that will be added to our local history collection. Questions? Contact Laurie at formichella@noblenet.org.