A Little Night Music, Story, & Rhyme **Canceled**

Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 PM
Story Time Room
For families and kids under 5 (or so)
Join us for stories & musical rhythmic fun! Singing, shaking, moving, dancing and a story or two!

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

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!

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

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.

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, & 31 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.

Image of a fire truck by Pixabay user thejakesmith


Saturday, January 18

9:30 AM Baby & Toddler Story Time
Story Time Room
Fun books, songs, fingerplays and rhymes about things that go!

10:30 AM Rockabye Beats with Marcos Valles
Sohier Room
Dance, sing, and rock & roll to transportation songs.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Drop-In Vehicle Craft
Arts & Crafts Room
Create a transportation craft to take home!

1 – 2 PM Drop-In Travel Town
Sohier Room
Bring your favorite small toy vehicle to drive around Town! 

2:30 – 3:30 PM Family LEGO Build
Children’s Room
Build with LEGOs!

Logo for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Logo of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

“PLAY! Date” is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Family LEGO Build

Saturday, January 18 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!

Image of a red and white magnet by Pixabay user Ariapsa MX

Science Squad

Thursday, January 23 at 3:30 PM
Arts & Crafts Room
Grades 1-5

Explore the wild world of magnetism! Build a pendulum using sticks, clay, string, and a magnet. Then make your magnet dance, shake, and defy gravity with our magnetic wands!

Cover of Duck & Goose by Tad Hills

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Saturday, February 1
Story Time Room

Join us for a special story time!
9:30 AM Baby & Toddler Story Time (0-2 years)
10:30 AM Preschool Story Time (3-5 years)

You can also enter a raffle to win Duck & Goose plush toys and a copy of Duck & Goose by Tad Hills.*

*on Saturday, February 1 only!

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

Image of a woman playing the piano.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Saturday, February 8 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 Sparks by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto

Graphic Novel Club Grades 3-6

Wednesday, February 12 at 4 PM
Barnet Gallery

This month we will have a discussion and activity about Sparks by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto.

Questions? Please contact Kate at

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, February 13 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!