Beverly Public Library March 2017 News
Announcing...The Teen Room Renovation & Expansion Project!
In the past 6 years, the library's services to Beverly's teens have grown dramatically, with program attendance growing by a wopping 99%, and circulation of teen books growing by almost 40%. Yet, the library's teen space hasn't been updated since the early 1990s. It has inadequate study and collaboration space, 25-year-old carpet, overcrowded bookshelves, and too few electrical outlets. We're planning a renovation to better meet the needs of Beverly's teens now and for the future, and you can play a crucial role! Read more here
Spring Book Sale & Teen Renovation Fundraiser
April 1 - April 9
Sohier Room & Barnet Gallery, Main Library
This year, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library Spring Book Sale has a very special mission - to raise funds for our upcoming Teen Room Renovation and Expansion Project. 100% of sale proceeds will be dedicated to the project, which we anticipate starting this summer. Refresh your leisure reading supply, or stock up for summer beach reads, while helping to support this important renovation. Find book sale prices and all other details here
Members Only Book Sale Preview
Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the Spring Book Sale. It’s a great chance to socialize and seek books in a relaxed setting. Regular book sale prices will apply, and we'll provide refreshments. Not yet a member of the Friends? You can join (or renew) at the door! Memberships start at $15. Cash and checks accepted. All proceeds go to our Teen Renovation and Expansion Project. Info: or  978-921-6062, ext. 2131. 
Our Director is Retiring
Patricia Cirone, who has served the library as director since 2006, will be retiring in March. We will miss her, and wish her all the best! Please join us this month for two special events honoring her contributions to the library and the Beverly community: a Retirement Reception on Sunday, March 12, and a special City Council ceremony on Monday, March 6. Get the details here
Spring Genealogy Series
Sundays: March 5, March 19, and April 2 from 2 - 4 PM
Main Library

Join library director (and genealogist) Patricia Cirone for a 3-part series that will explore specific aspects of family history research, including DNA testing, local repositories, and an exploration of the library's Beverly Room (local history collection). Registration is required for the April 2 session. All series details are available here
3D Printing with SketchUp
Tuesday, March 7 from  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Registration required . Learn the design potential of SketchUp software for 3D printing. Open to age 12 and up. Registrants strongly encouraged to bring a device / laptop and to download free SketchUp software prior to attending. Please register here. Questions? Email for more info or call 978-921-6062, ext. 2143. 
Teen Happenings
For more information visit our  Teens Page or email Allison at

21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest
The entry period for the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest is now closed. Selected finalists will be notified around mid-April, and will be invited to read their poems aloud and receive cash prizes at our Awards Ceremony & Reception on  Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The following March events are open to young adults in grades 6 through 12:
  • Anime Club: Tuesday, March 21 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM, Sohier Room. No signup needed. 
  • Pizza Book Club:  Wednesday, March 15 from 3:45 - 4:45 PM, Sohier Room. Read a great book, discuss it, and eat free pizza! Open to teens in grades 6 through 12, but especially good for middle school. Our book this quarter is Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. Registration required.
Children's Room
For more information visit our Kids Page or call us at 978-921-6062. 

Spring Story Times start the week of March 19. And please join us for the following programs: 

  • "Musical Mornings with Miz Liz": Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM. Fun, interactive music, movement and literature for kids 0 - 5 and parents/caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. All welcome. 
  • "Science Squad": Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 PM. For grades 1 - 5. No registration required. This month, learn about matter, and then make some goop!
  • "A Little Night Music and Rhyme": Mondays at 6:30 PM. For families and kids under 5 (or so). No registration required. 
  • "What's the Big Idea?" Math and Science Story Time:  Wednesdays, March 22 - May 10 at 3:30 PM. For ages 4 - 6, no registration required. Story time and activity.  
March Art @ the Main Library
"Frequent Locations" by Corinne Grant and Emily Lefferts
March 5 through March 26
Sohier Room, Main Library
Recent works by Corinne Grant and Emily Lefferts on paper in ink, graphite, charcoal, and linoleum prints, offering a  glimpse into the landscapes and architecture of the North Shore. Open to the public during regular library hours when community meetings or library programs are not in progress. Info:
Farms Branch Events
Please visit our  Farms page for additional details.

Spring Pre-School Story Times begin on March 27. " Tales for Tots" meets Wednesdays at 10:30 AM beginning March 29. Additional upcoming programs: 
  • "How the Irish Shaped Beverly Farms": Thursday, March 30 from 7 - 8:30 PM. Illustrated lecture by Farms historian Nancy Coffey. Q & A included. All welcome, no signup needed. 
  • "March Madness": Thursday, March 23 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. We're celebrating March Madness with stories, crafts and lively basketball-related activities! For kids age 6 - 11. *Registration required* - please call 978-921-6066.
  • Farms Book Discussion Group: Thursday, March 16 from 7 - 8:30 PM. This month's book is The Great Bridge by David McCullough. Books may be picked up in advance at the library. New members welcome. 
Art @ the Farms: “Color Under Water” 
March 1 - 29, Conrad Lecture Hall
Landscape painter, teacher and architectural color designer Kimberly Jermain exhibits paintings that explore the color of the inter-tidal zone along the New England coast. All welcome. 
Ongoing Offerings
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