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 babin@noblenet.org.

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 checkout 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 bev@noblenet.org.

English Practice Groups

word cloud with welcome in many languagesFridays from 11 – 11:45 AM
Fogg Room, Main Library
Attention Adult English Language Learners of all levels! The library offers a weekly English Practice Group. These free gatherings, lead by local volunteers, center around common American English expressions, grammatical curiosities, useful vocabulary, and cultural references.

For more information please contact Allison at 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or babin@noblenet.org.

2018 Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? The staff of the Beverly Public Library are pleased to share their favorite books of 2018. You’ll find a variety of genres including true crime, memoir, short stories, horror, black humor, and even a sweet children’s book that can speak to all ages. This year, several staff members chose the same titles, with Educated by Tara Westover and Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi garnering multiple votes. Check out our handy list to read summaries and request our favorites online!

Introducing hoopla

hooplaFriday, February 15 at 10 AM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Please join us for a demonstration of a new digital media service the library is providing for Beverly residents. Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows that you can enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan at ryan@noblenet.org.