Teens

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Programs

All events are free and for teens in grades 6-12 ONLY!

Rev Up With Robots: Grades 4-8
Wednesday, May 18 from 4-5:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Registration recommended
Meet and try out the library’s robots!

Finals Study Session
Monday, June 13 from 3-5 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library

Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Drop in at the library between 3-5 PM for some quiet study time. Come prep for upcoming tests with a change of location, snacks, and brain breaks! Don’t let finals get the best of you!

Downtown Clean Up
Tuesdays, June 14, July 19 from 3:30-5 PM
Winter Street Courtyard
Come clean up downtown Beverly! Do some volunteer hours and have some pizza while helping to beautify our city. All supplies provided. No rain dates; the program will be canceled if there is bad weather.

Summer Reading Kickoff
Thursday, June 16 from 6:30-8 PM
Rain date: Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30-8 PM
Beverly Common
Come celebrate the start of Summer Reading. Join us to find out more information about all of the amazing summer happenings at the library and register for the Summer Reading program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Play some lawn games, listen to some music, and get ready to read. Feel free to bring a blanket (and maybe a picnic) to enjoy the music. All-ages welcome! Thank you the Friends of the Beverly Public Library!

Candy Sushi
Wednesday, June 29 from 3:30 – 5 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Learn how to make delicious CANDY sushi and compete for prizes! Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Library.

Teen Book Groups 

Graphic Novel Club: Grades 6-8
Held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-4:45 PM

June 8: Salt Magic by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock

The Deep Dive
Held on the 4th Monday of the month from 4-4:45 PM

The Deep Dive Book Group examines a variety of topics that impact teens. Each month, through the books we are reading, we will explore topics related to mental health and substance abuse and look at positive coping strategies and resources.

May 23: Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you by Jason Reynolds
June 27: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Library Lawn)

The Deep Dive Book Group is a partnership with Be Healthy Beverly and the Beverly Public Library.

Mass Teen Choice Book Award

Did you know there was is a new award that will be chosen by Massachusetts teens? The Mass Teen Choice Book Award, or MTCBA, is the only award in the Bay State that invites students in grades 7-12 to select their top new books of the year! The library has copies of all the books on the list for you to read and choose your favorite. Voting opens September 1-23!

Snapdragon by Leyh, Kat
The inheritance games by Barnes, Jennifer
This poison heart by Bayron, Kalynn
Don't ask me where I'm from by De Leon, Jennifer
In the wild light by Zentner, Jeff
Punching the Air by Zoboi, Ibi
Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown by Sheinkin, Steve
Not My Problem by Smyth, Ciara
Clap when you land by Acevedo, Elizabeth
Firekeeper's daughter by Boulley, Angeline
We Are Not Free by Chee, Traci
Flamer by Curato, Mike
Legendborn (Reprint) by Deonn, Tracy
Not So Pure and Simple by Giles, Lamar
You should see me in a crown by Johnson, Leah  (Young adult author)
Nubia.  Real one by McKinney, L. L.
Heartstopper.   Volume 1 by Oseman, Alice
Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Reynolds, Jason
The girls I've been by Sharpe, Tess
Cemetery boys by Thomas, Aiden
The magic fish by Trung, Le Nguyen

Personalized Reading Lists
Can’t find a book you want to read? Request a personalized book list and Katie N. will send you a customized reading list based on your interests. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your list.