We invite you to Imagine Your Story and join the Beverly Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program. This summer we are asking you to read for 12 hours from June 22 to August 14, which equals 720 minutes. You can keep track of the minutes you read by signing up for the Beanstack app, or you can print a paper reading log to track your reading time. We have a helpful How to Beanstack video to answer questions on using the Beanstack app. Printed summer reading logs with stickers are available by request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive one.
When you complete 12 hours of reading you will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a:
- $20 gift certificate to the Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop of Beverly Farms; or
- A Boston Bruins team signed hockey stick or a Boston Bruins team signed jersey. The hockey stick and the jersey come with a certificate of authenticity.
If you use Beanstack to track your reading, you will be automatically entered into the raffle when you complete the program. If you use the paper reading log, you will need to take a picture of your completed reading log and email the picture to the library at email@example.com by August 14.
New This Year
We are participating in a statewide summer reading challenge — Mrs. Baker and Blades’ Summer Reading Challenge. We challenge everyone in Beverly to join together and read for a total of 250,000 minutes!
When we reach this goal, we will be eligible to receive additional Boston Bruins items to raffle off. More fun for our readers!
Summer Reading List
Looking for great books to read this summer? We have some awesome book suggestions on our Elementary School Reading List! To directly access our digital collections, please visit the links below. OverDrive links contain both eBooks and audiobooks.
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Picture Books & Beginning Reader audiobooks
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Picture Books & Beginning Reader eBooks
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Fiction & Middle Fiction eBooks
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Fiction & Middle Fiction audiobooks
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Graphic Novel eBooks
- 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Nonfiction eBooks
Now you can call the library anytime and have a story read to you! Each week we will share a new story, poem or essay written for children or adults. Just call us at 978-921-6061 and then ext. 2110 for children or ext. 2113 for adults.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join our new early literacy initiative, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! 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.
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!