Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Children's Room

The Children's Room at the Swampscott Public Library is located in the lower level of the library. It is a wonderful space for children ages infant to pre-teen and their parents to learn and grow in all kinds of fun ways.

Picture Book Month!


picture book month logoNovember is Picture Book Month.  Celebrate all month long by coming to Story Time Programs at the library and by reading aloud to your children.

Saturday, November 14 we will be having a special “Pete the Cat” day in the Children’s Room.  At 11:00 a.m. the librarian will read stories about Pete and then children can create some crafts and take home a set of “Pete the Cat” ears.  No Registration is needed.

Pete the Cat out of Shapes



Toddler Music Program

mary beth maes      Wednesday  December 2 at 10:30 a.m.  Mary Beth Maes will  perform a toddler music time with songs and dances perfect   for our really young patrons.   This fun program includes warm ups, stretches, movement games and more!

        No registration is needed for this program, which will take the place of our regularly scheduled story time for the week.  For more information about Mary Beth Maes you can check her website at http://marybethmaes.tripod.com

Music & Stories with Marcy Yellin

Join us on Monday December 14 at 10:30 a.m.marcy for Preschool Music with Marcy Yellin.

  A fun program including music, stories & movement for children ages 3 to 5.  Join Marcy and Izzi for a great time!  This program will take the place of the regular Monday Story Time Program.  No registration is needed.


Pajama Story Time

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Pajama Story Time will take place at 6:30 p.m. on   the first Monday of each month.              The next meeting will be on December 7.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to join Ms. Lisa for stories and snacks.  Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend.  No registration is needed.



Infant and toddler story and play time.parents-books

Thursdays November 19 and December 17 at 1:30 p.m.

This is a special interactive story time designed for children Infant to 18 months and their families / caregivers to enhance emergent literacy skills and instill a lifelong love of reading and learning. This program is limited in size so registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room at 781-596-8867 to register.  (The program is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant in collaboration with Francine Sudak, teacher with the Lynn Public Schools and the Swampscott Public Library)

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The CFCE also offers an Ages & Stages Screening Tool for Parents.  Call them at 781-595-2870 x242 for Dates, Times & More Information.

Fall Storytime Programs


Learning to grow through story & song.

Mondays at 10:30 A.M. for ages 2 to 5

  Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. for ages 1 to 3

                   Programs will begin the week of September 28 and continue  through the week of December 14.

A story time program that is perfect for groups of siblings or friends. This activity consists of stories, songs and finger plays and action rhymes designed to encourage early literacy. Librarians will present 20 to 30 minutes of stories and songs that will tickle, delight, and amuse. After Storybook Fun the children are encouraged to play and socialize. All ages can join in the fun!
All children attending this program must be accompanied by a parent or other adult who will sit with them and participate in the activities. No registration is needed.
There will be no programs during school vacations or when Swampscott Public schools are not in session.

Fridays at 10:30 A.M.

Parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years are invited to come to the library for an open play group. No formal program is presented, just a chance for the little ones to come to the library and enjoy the puppets, bead mazes, and board books.  This is a great opportunity for new moms to connect with other families. No registration is necessary.