Fall Story Times will begin the week of September 15. Days and times are listed below.

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
For story time descriptions, please click here.

Image of math and science ideas coming out of a book.

What’s the Big Idea: Math and Science Story Time

Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, September 17-November 19

For children ages 4-6.
Based on the What’s the Big Idea? program created by Mother Goose Programs (Vermont Center for the Book) this story time incorporates math and science into a story time and activity.

Colorful handprints in a circle by Pixabay user Gordon Johnson.

Sensory Story Time

Thursdays at 10 AM September 19 – November 21
Registration required
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.

A Little Night Music, Story, & Rhyme

Thursday, September 19 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 supporting this program!

Image of sea water affected by oil spill by Pixabay user David Mark.

Science Squad

Thursday, September 26, 3:30 PM
Arts & Crafts Room
Grades 1-5
While conducting two experiments, participants will learn how difficult it is to clean up animals and water affected by an oil spill.

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, September 27 & October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 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.

Family LEGO Build

Saturday, September 28, 2:30-3:30 PM
Arts and Crafts 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!

Saturday Story Times

Saturday, October 5
Story Time Room

Baby & Toddler Story Time Ages 0-2 9:30 AM
Preschool Story Time (with craft) Ages 3-5 10:30 AM

Graphic Novel Club Grades 3-6

Wednesday, October 9, 4 PM
Barnet Gallery

Please join us for the first meeting of the year! You do not need to read a graphic novel for this meeting. At this meeting we’ll have an activity and attendees will receive a copy of the first book, 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel.

Please register for the first meeting.

Questions? Please contact Kate at

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, October 10, 3:30-4:30 PM.
Sohier Room
PreK-Grade 5

Join us for an afternoon of building!

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, October 12, 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 for funding 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!