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.

Wiggles & Giggles Music Program

Join us once a month for a fun musical program presented by Wiggles & Giggles!

Monday at 10:15 a.m. on January 23.

The program incorporates a number of themes and activities through songs, parachute play, puppets, finger play, and games that develop both fine and gross motor skills. The kids have fun, while they learn and play. With the focus on having fun, Wiggles & Giggles is the kind of high-energy entertainment that children—and parents—love.  For ages 2 to 5.

This program will take the place of the regularly scheduled Story Time.  No registration is needed.

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Preschool Story and Craft

Join us each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. as Miss Jen presents a story and a fun activity. No registration is needed but children must be accompanied by an adult who will assist with the craft portion.

Recommended for children ages 18 months to 4 years.  This program is now being held in the upstairs program room.

Kids CraftsWhen there is no school in the Swampscott Public Schools the program will not be held.






Not for preschool or daycare groups.

Mary Beth Maes performs

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MaryBeth Maes

The second Wednesday of the month Mary Beth Maes will  perform a toddler music time with songs and dances perfect for our really young patrons.   The dates are January 11, February 8, March 8 and April 12. This fun program includes warm ups, stretches, movement games and more!

        No registration is needed for this program, but space is limited to the first 50 children.

Pajama Story Time

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Pajama Story Time will take place at 6:30 p.m. once a month on Monday evenings. The sessions are January 9 and February 13.


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.


Winter/Spring 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 January 23 and continue until the week of May 17.

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.


New Computer for Children

AWE image    Thanks to the generosity of Mary Ellen Nestor Smith and family we are pleased to announce the acquisition of the AWE Early Literacy Station™ in our new Technology Center.

AWE Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids ages 2–8. The Early Literacy Station™ offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. It is designed to support school readiness and early education while making learning exciting and engaging.

The early learning applications on the Early Literacy Station span every curriculum area: reading, language arts, math, science, STEM, social studies, writing, graphic arts, typing, music, and more. The content is correlated to Common Core standards. It also features a host of administrative controls including timed sessions and usage tracking.

The Early Literacy Station has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration by readers and pre-readers alike. Since it is a self-contained computer, the need for adult intervention and technical support is greatly minimized.
AWE’s Early Literacy Station, the company’s flagship product, is found in over 40% of the public libraries across the United States as well as in many communities in Canada and abroad.  The computer will be available during our regular hours.  Sign up is not required but we may limit sessions as demand increases.  Come on in and check out this great new addition.

ABC Mouse

abc mouse  ABC Mouse is now available at the library!

    ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. All kinds of fun learning activities are available for kids ages 2 to 7.  Come to the library and join the fun!