1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join our new early literacy initiative, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! You can sign-up in the Children’s Room of the main library and Farms branch. Reading with your child every day is one of the best ways to prepare your child for kindergarten. Together you can read 1000 books and we are here to help and cheer you on! For more information please visit our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our fox’s name. We are pleased to announce that our fox has been named Finn!

Boston Bruins Annual PJ Drive

The Beverly Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. We will be collecting new pajamas for babies, children and teens from February 1 through March 15, 2020. With the support of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, libraries across the state will be collecting pajamas for the drive.

Help us reach our goal of donating 50 new pairs of pajamas from the Beverly Public Library! Pajamas can be dropped off in the Children’s Room and at the Reference Desk of the Main Library, at the Beverly Farms Library and on the Bookmobile.

Winter Story Times are in session and will run through the week of February 23.

Story Time Room
Story Time Sessions are as follows:
Babies and Books (0-18 months): Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM and Wednesdays at 10 AM
Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Preschool Story Time (3-5 years): Wednesdays at 10:45 AM and Thursdays at 1:15 PM
Story Time Descriptions

Toddler Story Time and Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, February 26th are cancelled.

Colorful handprints in a circle by Pixabay user Gordon Johnson.

Sensory Story Time

Thursdays, January 9 – February 27 at 10 AM
Story Time Room
Please register through our calendar. Registration opens at 9 AM the Friday before the next story time.
Our new Sensory Story Time is an inclusive, small group story time ideal for preschool children on the autism spectrum, children with sensory integration or attention challenges and their typically developing peers. Join us for an interactive program of  stories, songs, movement, and sensory exploration. This adaptive story time welcomes children of all abilities along with their caregivers and siblings. Children are welcome to bring a comfort or transitional item with them. There will be time for children to enjoy free play and caregivers to socialize after the story time.

Dr. Seuss Day Story Time

Monday, March 2 at 3:30 PM

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a story time featuring a few favorite Dr. Seuss books and a craft. Endicott College students of the Mortar Board National Honor Society will be presenting this Dr. Seuss celebration as a community service project.

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, February 7, 14, & 28 at 10:30 AM

Sohier Room

Free caregiver/child playgroup for children of all ages.
A fun-filled hour of songs, stories, and family friendly activities.

CFCE of the North Shore is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

pile of legos

Family LEGO Build

Saturday, March 7 from 2:30-3:30 PM
Children’s Room

We provide the LEGOs and you provide the creativity! Build outstanding LEGO creations with the whole family! Bring your smart phone or camera to snap some photos of your creations as we will build then take apart!

Science Squad

Thursday, February 27 at 3:30 PM
Arts & Crafts Room
Grades 1-5

Have you ever seen a noodle dance? Find out how to make your pasta jiggle with water, vinegar, and baking soda!

Image of a woman playing the piano.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Saturday, March 14 at 10 AM
Sohier Room

Join us for a fun, interactive mix of children’s sing-a-long music and literature! The half-hour program is geared toward children aged 0-5 and their parents and caregivers. All are welcome.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program!

Cover of Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

Graphic Novel Club Grades 3-6

Wednesday, March 11 at 4 PM
Barnet Gallery

This month we will have a discussion and activity about Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke.

Questions? Please contact Liz at

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, March 12 from 3:30-4:30 PM
Sohier Room
Preschool – grade 5

Join us for an afternoon of building!

Thank you to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library for sponsoring this program!

Personalized Reading List for Kids

Looking for a new series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Are you a parent trying to find pirate picture books for your preschooler? Try our Personalized Reading List for Kids! All you need to do is answer a few questions such as who your favorite authors are and what types of books you like to read. Based on your responses one of our children’s librarians will create a list just for you!

Kids On Books

Saturday Story Times

Date TBD

Baby & Toddler Story Time Ages 0-2 9:30 AM
We will read stories, sing songs, and play with shaker eggs!

Preschool Story Time Ages 3-5 10:30 AM
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and a craft!