1000 Books Before Kindergarten-Coming Soon!

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!

Fall Story Times are in session and will run through the week of November 18.

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

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

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

Tuesdays, September 17 – November 19 at 3:30 PM
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, September 19 – November 21 at 10 AM
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.

A Little Night Music, Story, & Rhyme

Thursday, November 14, 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!

5 Cublets for a U shaped root

Special Science Squad

Thursday, November 21, at 3 PM or 4 PM
Arts & Crafts Room
Grades 1-5

Please register for the 3 PM or 4 PM session!

Join us for a special Science Squad! 
Learn how to use Cubelets, our magnetic, coding, robot blocks! We will experiment with design, the Blockly coding app, and the LEGO adapters.

Family LEGO Build

Saturday, November 23, 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!

Bebop Beats in Beverly

Fridays, December 6 & 13 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.

Saturday Story Times

Saturday, December 7
Story Time Room

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

Cover of Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

Graphic Novel Club Grades 3-6

Wednesday, December 11, at 4 PM
Barnet Gallery

This month we will have a discussion and activity about, Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce.

Questions? Please contact Kate at

A pile of LEGOs

LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Thursday, December 12, 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!

Image of a woman playing the piano.

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Saturday, December 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 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!