Summer Reading

“A Universe of Stories” 2019 All-Ages Summer Reading Program

Check our calendar for fun events all summer! Or explore our summer reading brochure.

Blast off and explore worlds of fun by joining “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program! Track your progress with space stickers on a reading log. Children ages 5 and up who reach the goal of 700 minutes of reading will win the Topsfield Fair Prize Packet: one admission ticket, one hot dog and drink voucher, and two ride tickets. Listening to stories counts too! Children ages 4 and under will win a free book. Reading logs showing the 700 minutes must be brought to the Children’s Room by August 7. Everyone who brings the log back will also be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes! Keep up with the Summer Reading Program on the Kids page.

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.

Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program for opportunities to win great prizes including free books, tickets to the Topsfield Fair, and raffle tickets for the grand prizes–$50 gift cards! Teens win prizes by tracking how much they read and the events they attend on their “A Universe of Stories” game cards. Sign up and get your game card at the Reference Desk, the YA Office, or at teen events by Wednesday, July 31. Cards must be fully redeemed by August 7 at 4 PM.

reading astronaut by the moon
Between June 19 and August 7, read a bunch of great books and do fun activities to win awesome prizes like free Chipotle and $25 Visa gift cards! To participate, download the free Beanstack Tracker app or pick up a paper challenge card at the Reference Desk of the main library, on the Bookmobile, or at the Farms branch. The Beanstack Tracker app and paper challenge cards include all participation info and prize entry details. For readers 18+.

Looking for something to read for the 2019 Summer Challenge? The librarians of the Beverly Public Library have compiled some ideas for you.

“A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program 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, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Beverly Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Topsfield Fair.