Congratulations on finishing summer reading!

For children who completed the Summer Reading Program, the Topsfield Fair will send your prize packet to the library and you’ll be able to pick them up here in the Children’s Room. The library will contact you when the tickets are in. They must be picked up by Monday, September 16!

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

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, & 23 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.

2 rows of colorful ukeleles

A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM
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!

Saturday Story Times

Saturday, September 7
Story Time Room

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

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, September 12 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!

Image of a woman playing the piano.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Saturday, September 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 for funding this program!

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
For story time descriptions, please click here.

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.

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.

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!

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!