There are two kinds of Summer Reading for teens in Beverly: the public library’s program that rewards teens for reading with prizes and includes a variety of fun events, and the summer reading requirement for Beverly Middle School (formerly Briscoe) and BHS. The following FAQ addresses questions about the required summer reading; more information about the public library program is typically posted in late May/early June.
Do you have the list of books I have to read?
Do you have copies of the summer reading books at the library?
Yes! We purchase many copies of every book on the lists for Beverly Middle School and Beverly High School. However, if all of our copies are checked out, we can also order copies from other libraries in our system. Though you’ll have to wait a few days for them to arrive, it’s very convenient.
I can keep my books all summer, right?
Unfortunately, no. Books may be borrowed for 3 weeks. You may be able to renew them if no one else is waiting.
Where are the books?
Books for Beverly Middle School and Beverly High School will be located on tables near the YA section. If you have trouble finding them, just ask any of the librarians. We’re happy to help you.
Are these books available on audio?
Some of them are. We purchase audio versions of all the summer reading books which means that they could be on CD or available as downloadable or streaming files. Unfortunately, not all books have audio versions. Besides audio CDs, we have two platforms for audio books that stream files digitally – OverDrive (which is also accessible through the app Libby) and hoopla.
Are any of the books available as eBooks?
If it’s available as a library eBook, we’ll have it. Just search the catalog for the title you’re interested in to see if it’s available as an eBook. Again, feel free to ask us if you can’t find it. eBooks are available through two platforms – OverDrive (which is also accessible through the app Libby) and hoopla.
Any other questions? Ask one of our wonderful librarians, or call us at 978-921-6062! We’re here to help and get you what you need. Happy Reading!