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Upcoming Events

Browsing Days
Thursdays, August 19 from 4 – 6 PM

Come browse for summer reading books out in the sun! Join Katie N. in the courtyard where she will have the BMS and BHS summer reading books for your perusal. Not sure what you want to read? Katie can help.

Summer Reading

Join us for the Teen 2021 Summer Reading Program! Download the Beanstack app and start logging hours and activities to earn badges. Each badge enters you into a raffle for gift cards. Don’t want to use an app? Pick up the paper game card at the library.

Beanstack entries and paper game cards must be completed by 5 PM on Friday, August 13. Drop off your completed paper booklet at the Teen Office, the Reference Desk, or at events.

Beverly Middle School and Beverly High School summer reading information.


All events are free and for teens entering grades 6-12 ONLY! (Because the last year was so unpredictable, members of the Class of 2021 are welcome!)

Henna on the Lawn
Wednesday, July 28 between 1 – 3 PM Register
(Rain date: Wednesday, August 11 between 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Get an awesome henna tattoo that lasts up to 2 weeks! Must bring a signed waiver.

Thursday, August 5 from 6 – 7:30 PM Register
Test your skills at trivia. Play on your own or compete as a team. There will be prizes for the winners!

REMOTE VIA ZOOM: Jackbox TV Games for Teens
Friday, August 6 at 3 PM Register
Virtual games on Zoom! Try your hand at Drawful, a bizarre drawing and guessing game and Fibbage, a trivia game where you fill in the blank. Can you fool the crowd?

Pizza & a Movie: The Hunger Games
Thursday, August 26 at 3:30 PM

Join us for The Hunger Games on the big screen…with free pizza!

Teen Book Groups 

The Deep Dive

August 23: Essex Street Lawn: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
September 27: House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
October 25: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
November 22: The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
December 20: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Independent Readers

August 9: Essex Street Lawn: New Kid by Jerry Kraft
September 13: The Iron Trial by Holly Black
October 18: Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie
November 8: First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
December 13: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

BIPOC Voices

August 18: Sohier Room: Not Quite Not White by Sharmila Sen
September 15: Sohier Room: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
October 20: Sohier Room: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Summer Long Programs

All summer long programs start on June 21.

City Wide Scavenger Hunt
We have hidden some friends around the city. Can you find them? Keep an eye on the Teen Instagram for hints. Find 5 and get entered into our raffle. Print the scavenger hunt sheet or pick one up at the library.

Battle of the Books
What book is the best? Vote for your favorite in the Battle of the Books. Voting starts June 21. New match-ups will be posted daily until August 13 on the Teen Instagram Stories. What book will reign supreme? Let us know you voted by entering it on Beanstack or your paper game card.

Take and Makes
Stop by and pick up a Take and Make! These DIY projects are for you to take home and make at your leisure. Take and Makes will be changed every two weeks. While supplies last. Share what you create by tagging us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use #BEVTEEN so we can see what you’ve created.

All-Ages: The Sketchbook Project
Become a part of Beverly history! Check out one of our sketchbooks and get creative. Draw, doodle, or decoupage your summer experience. Return it so others can add on. Once the sketchbooks are filled they will become a part of the library’s collection, preserving the collaborative art, ideas, and images of Summer 2021.

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.

Farms Programs

24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Questions about Farms programs? Email Katie C. at kcarlson@noblenet.org.

Blackout Poetry on the Farms Lawn
Tuesday, August 10 from 7 – 8 PM
Join Katie C. to create your own blackout poetry. Blackout poetry is a form of “found poetry” where you select words that catch your interest from a newspaper, book or other printed text. Then you cross out/cover all of the words you don’t want to use, ‘blacking’ them out.

Programs and prizes made possible with funding from the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.