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 noon on September 14, 2018!

Reading for a Cause
The Friends have generously offered to support the local musical nonprofit group, Music & Youth, Changing Lives one Note at a Time .
Children will add a Book Note with the title of their favorite book to our musical display.
When we reach the goal of 1,000 Book Notes the Friends will donate $200.00 to Music & Youth.

“Libraries Rock!” 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.

Summer Reading List 2018 Libraries Rock!

MCBA List 2018-19


Reading with Coco

Picture of a Newfoundland named Coco

August 21, 2018, 3:30 PM

Children, in grades 1-5, who are struggling with reading are invited to read with Coco!

Certified reading therapy dog Coco, and her owner Randi, will visit the library twice a month to help children practice reading and gain confidence. Six 10 minute slots (3 per day) will be available for children to read aloud to Coco one-on-one. Children may bring their own book or use a library book.

Participants may register for one slot per month. Please call the library if you will not be able to make your time slot.

Registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room at 978-921-6062 ext. 2107 to register.



A Little Night Music & Rhyme

Colorful ukuleles in a line.

Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM

For families and kids under 5 (or so)
No registration required.

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!


Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!

Musical Mornings with Miz Liz

Woman Playing the Piano

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. No registration required.
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10 AM

Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!





Fall Story Times will begin the week of September 9, 2018. Days and times are listed below.

Hen Reading to Chicks

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.
No registration required.


Friendship & Peace Story Time

Children Around the Earth

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3:30 PM
No registration required.

Please join the Beverly Public Library and Endicott College’s LIGHThouse Leadership Society for a story time celebrating friendship and peace. We will read stories, sing songs and make a craft.
This program is best suited for ages 3-6.

In 2009, Congress joined together with President Barack Obama to pass bipartisan legislation officially recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and
Remembrance. On Tuesday, September 11th, students, faculty and staff from Endicott, will be participating in 12 Hours of LIGHT/Day of Caring. Through the guidance of our LIGHThouse (Learning to Inspire Guide Help and Teach) Leadership Society and Office of Community Service, Endicott community members will be offering random acts of kindness. We have chosen to name our program 12 hours of LIGHT, as a reflection of honoring one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history with “light” and a positive message of compassion and respect.


LEGO Club for Grades PreK-5

Image of LEGOs

LEGO Club is for children in preschool-grade 5. The next meeting is Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:30-4:30 PM. This is a drop-in program.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program!






Saturday Story Times

Kids On Books

Saturday, September 15, 2018
No registration required.

Baby & Toddler Story Time Ages 0-2 9:30 AM

Preschool Story Time (with craft) Ages 3-5 10:30 AM





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

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

Tuesdays at 3:30 PM, September 18-November 20, 2018
No registration required.
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.



Science Squad

Image of DNA by Pixaby User Tumisu

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:30 PM.
For Grades 1-5, No registration required.

Everything living thing is made of cells. What makes each creature unique? Its DNA! Join us in making a model of DNA and a bracelet using an animal’s DNA code.



Thank you to the Friends for supporting our programs!


Family LEGO Build

Image of LEGOs by Markus Spiske

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:30-3:30 PM

Come to the Children’s Room for a LEGO Family Build. We’ll provide the LEGOs; you provide the family and the building ideas. 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

Image of books in a row

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 new 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!
Please click here to fill out a form.