Kids

Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8 PM

Visit the library to sign-up for our summer reading program & enjoy some ice cream! Kids will receive reading logs, stickers, a bookmark and learn how to earn Topsfield Fair Prize Packets (for children ages 5-grade 6), a coupon for a free book at the Friends of the Library book sale, and raffle prizes. Children 4 and under will earn a free book.

This year sign-ups will be held in multiple rooms, based on the 1st letter of your last name.

Thank you to Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream!!

Reading for a Cause
Join our Galaxy of Giving and help support a budding scientist! This summer we are collecting new school supplies and backpacks for the children of Pathways in Beverly. We want to help growing scholars by giving them the tools they need to succeed! New school supplies and backpacks can be dropped off in the Children’s Room of the main library. When you donate school supplies a shooting star with your name on it will be added to our Galaxy of Giving display!

“A Universe of Stories” is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Topsfield Fair.

Universe of Stories 2019 Summer Reading List

Cover of Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal by DanTDM

Graphic Novel Book Club

Wednesday, June 12 at 4 PM
Sohier Room
For Grades 3-6
Copies of the book are available in the Children’s Room.

Our book this month is Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal by DanTDM. Each meeting there will be discussion and an activity centered around the graphic novel of the month.

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, June 13 from 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!

Saturday Story Times

Saturday, June 15
Story Time Room

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

2 rows of colorful ukeleles

A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM – CANCELLED for June 13
Story Time Room
For families and kids under 5 (or so)
Join us for musical rhythmic fun! Dancing, shaking, moving and singing!

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

Summer Story Times will begin the week of June 30. 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 (will not meet July 10)
Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 AM
Preschool Story Time (3-5 years): Thursdays at 1:15 PM
For story time descriptions, please click here.

Creativity Lab

Wednesdays, July 3, 17, 24, 31 and August 7 at 11 AM
Arts and Crafts Room
Preschool & Up

Be creative! We’ll provide different materials for your creations like cardboard cylinders and tape, rocks and markers, egg cartons, popsicle sticks, feathers, pipe cleaners and more!

Family LEGO Build

Saturday, July 6 from 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!

Bubbleology with Keith Michael Johnson

Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 AM
Sohier Room

Explore the secret world of Bubbles! Learn about the science, art and fun of bubbles as Keith creates fantastic bubble sculptures including a spinning spaceship, a bubbly Eiffel Tower and a dancing snowman. Keith seamlessly incorporates scientific concepts such as surface tension, states of matter, elasticity and more in this entertaining presentation showcasing the science and magic of bubbles.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Logo

This program is supported by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, July 12 & 26, and August 2, 9, 16, & 23 (Will not meet in June) from 10:30-11:30 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 woman playing the piano.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Saturday, July 13 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!

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion (Grades 3-6)

Wednesday, July 17 at 12:30 PM
Sohier Room

Registration will begin June 19 at 9 AM.

Bring a lunch, play a fun game and discuss the graphic novel, Red’s Planet by Eddie Pittman. The library will provide drinks and dessert.

Books are available in the Children’s Room

Rockabye Beats with Marco Valles

Friday, July 19 at 10:30 AM
Sohier Room

Dance, sing, shake, rattle and roll with Marco Valles of Rockabye Beats. Marco infuses Spanish language and Latin island beats in his original music program. This highly interactive musical presentation encourages children to dance, sing, learn a few Spanish songs and experiment with melody, rhythm and tempo. Rockabye Beats makes everyday a Fiesta!

Special Moon Inspired Saturday Story Times

Saturday, July 20
Story Time Room

Join us for these special Saturday Story Times featuring fun books, songs, and rhymes about the moon!

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

Image of the Big Dipper

50th Anniversary Moon Landing Party Children’s
Craft Marshmallow Constellations!

Saturday, July 20 at 12 PM
Arts and Crafts Room

Make the stars come to life by creating constellations out of marshmallows and toothpicks. Try your hand at creating Orion, Scorpius, Capricornus and Aquila!

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Family Summer STEAM Night

Thursday, July 25 from 6:30-8 PM
Sohier Room & Barnet Gallery

Drop-in during our Family Summer STEAM Night and experience some awesome science resources available at the library. Meet the Robots!: Dash, Ozobots and Cubelets and enjoy a live demonstration. Explore and create with Snap Circuits Jr. Watch our 3D printer in action! Use Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope to view hidden worlds. Learn about our circulating Orion Starblast Telescopes and more!

Summer STEAM!: Exploring Robots and Coding 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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Matt from Animal World Experience holding a reptile

Animal World Experience

Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 AM
Sohier Room

Calling all animal lovers! Matt Gabriel of Animal World Experience will bring a menagerie of animals from the furry to the scaly for a meet and greet at the library. Matt offers an interactive, educational and fun animal traveling program featuring his adopted and rescued animals. This program will focus on local and exotic wildlife, the importance of protecting endangered species, and responsible pet ownership. After the presentation children will have the opportunity to greet the animals close up.

STAR WARS Symposium

Tuesday, July 30 at 7 PM
Sohier Room
For families and children ages 5 and up

Meet “Jedi Knight” Peter Struzziero, Star Wars aficionado and expert! Explore the traveling Star Wars Museum. Learn about the history of Star Wars, join in a trivia contest and watch funny videos and more! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character for the costume contest! Bring your show and tell items. May the Force be with you!

Image of Dash, Ozobots, and Cubelets

Summer STEAM! Exploring Robots and Coding Rev Up with Robots Workshop for Kids

Wednesday, July 31 from 2-3:30 PM
Sohier Room

Registration will begin June 19 at 9 AM.

Explore our Dash, Ozobot and Cubelets Robots with hands on activities. Code Dash Robots to navigate a maze, launch a ball at a target or draw a picture using Blockly code. Direct Ozobot robots to follow a pattern of color code. Design a one of a kind Cubelets robot by combining cubelets and LEGOs together to make a small robot that lights up and moves!

Summer STEAM!: Exploring Robots and Coding 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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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!