Swampscott Public Library | Children's Room | 61 Burrill Street | Swampscott, MA 01907 | Phone: (781) 596-8867 | swa@noblenet.org

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Childrens Room Hours

Mon.&Tues.:10 am - 8:30 pm
Wed.: 10 am - 6 pm
Thurs.: 1 pm - 6 pm
Fri.: 10 am - 1 pm
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: Closed

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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.

Summer activities August 4 to 7

Monday, August 4

   MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

    Fun craft program for ages 3 to 5

 

Tuesday, August 4

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:30 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Miss Jenn. Ages 2 to 5.

 

 

 

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            2:00 p.m.  Ages 6 & up.  If you can dream it, you can build it with Legos!

Building and creating with Legos is a ton of fun…But can you imagine a whole room filled with Legos and friends? It’s more than fun: it’s awesome! Join us in creating projects that can only be done with teamwork and imagination. We will showcase all of our creations online and have pictures of our creations to keep for forever. Registration required as space is limited. Registration begins on July 22.

 

Wednesday, August 5

PIrate puppets          “Pirates and Tales of the Sea” puppet show.  2:00 p.m.

Talented puppeteer Diane Kordas will present this wonderful show. Pirate Long John Silver and his parrot, Flint find a sea chest full of stories. Lots of laughs and audience participation, singing and yo ho ho!  Includes “How the whale got his throat” and “A little mermaid”. This program is funded through a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council. For all ages.

Summer activities July 28 to 31

Monday, July 27

   MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

    Fun craft program for ages 3 to 5

 

Tuesday, July 28

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:30 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Miss Jenn. Ages 2 to 5.

 

 

 

 

 

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12:30 p.m. 

Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite furry friend and enjoy some “Beary” stories. Ages 2 to 6. This will be out on the lawn, weather permitting.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 29

storytime

 Toddler Story Time for ages 1 to 4.  10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Children’s concert with Tom Sieling.  1:00 p.m.              Tom sieling

 

Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and songwriter from Newfield, New York, will perform a free family program called “Howl at the Moon with a Hero Tune (Mostly Hapless Heroes, That is!)” The show consists of fun, humorous, very participatory songs for children. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the whole family.       All ages welcome, no registration is needed.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 30

 

rockets-there-and-back-again    Rockets–There and back again!  Presented by the Museum of Science.  2:00 & 3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, audiences create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design. Two 50 minute sessions, ages 6 & up. Registration required as space is limited. Registration begins on July 14.

 

Summer Activities July 21 to 24

Monday, July 20

   MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

    Fun craft program for ages 3 to 5

 

Tuesday, July 21

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:30 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Miss Jenn. Ages 2 to 5.

 

 

 

 

BLIZZARDS PROGRAM from              blizzards

The Museum of Science  2:00 & 3:00 p.m.

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature. Two 50 minute sessions, ages 6 & up. Registration required as space is limited. Registration begins on July 7.

 

 

Wednesday, July 22

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 Toddler Story Time for ages 1 to 4.  10:30 a.m.

Today we will hear stories about the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Activities, July 13 to July 15, 2014

Monday, July 13

MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTScrayons 10:30 a.m.

A fun story and craft program with Izzi Abrams. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.

 

 

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 Jungle Jim hero training!  2:00 p.m.

Jungle Jim challenges the audience to see if they have what it takes to be a hero. This program captures their attention by turning patrons into superheroes themselves. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives. What is it about them that makes them heroes? Who are the heroes in the children’s lives? Suitable for ages 6 & up

 

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Tuesday, July 14

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:30 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Miss Jenn. Ages 2 to 5.

 

 

 

 

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 Fancy Nancy Fashion Show!  2:00 p.m.

 

 Come dressed in your fanciest outfit for a fashion show and then enjoy some craft fun and superb snacks! Ages 3 & up.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, July 15

mary beth maes 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. For more information about Mary Beth Maes you can check her website at http://marybethmaes.tripod.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Children’s Room is now open Monday nights until 8:30

Summer Activities July 7 to 11, 2014

Monday, July 6

   MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

    Fun craft program for ages 3 to 5

 

Tuesday, July 7

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:30 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Miss Jenn. Ages 2 to 5.

 

 

 

 

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 Wednesday, July 8

Toddler Story Time for ages 1 to 4.  10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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  Thursday, July 9

  Rainforest Reptiles Animal program.  2:00 p.m.

Meet alligators, turtles and snakes from the neo-tropical rain forest to the sub-tropical rain forest of the world.  Suitable for ages 5 & up.  No registration needed.

  


 

 

Earn free books by reading!

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KIDS – Read & Win Free Books!

How ? Its fun and easy…..
  1. Sign-up below & mail Consent Form
  2. Select books from Reading List
  3. Read & Review 3 books on DOGObooks
  4. Pick a FREE book from Prizes*
  5. Do it again (till Prizes last)

* max of 20 books per entry

Go to the website below for more information or to register for this program.

Dogobooks.com

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!

1000 Books before Kindergarten

"Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for the use of this logo"

“Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for the use of this logo”

We are offering a special program for young children called

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

 

 

 

1.      This program is designed for families with children birth through age 5.

2.      Sign up in the Children’s Room to receive your reading journal (only 1 journal will be given per family) and book bag.

3.      Record each book read. Repetition is good, so you may record a favorite book more than once.

4.      Pick out books you enjoy and have fun reading together (use expression!). Find a time when you and your child are in a good mood to read. Reading together should never be a chore.

5.      Each time you read 100 books, bring in your reading journal to the library.  You will receive:

    • two stickers – one for your book and one for the library wall
    • your next set of pages for your reading journal
    • at 500 books, you will also receive a library magnet.
    •  Visit the library often and discover the wonderful variety of books to check out and read together.

6.      You may read books from anywhere:  the library, from home, preschool, etc.  You may also count books read at Story time programs at the library or school.

7.      Don’t be daunted! Just 3 books a day amounts to 1000 books in 1 year, and this program is designed to give you time over a few years to meet your goal.

After finishing 1000 Books, your child will receive a certificate of achievement and an invitation to a “graduation” party in January.  During the party the children who have completed the program during the previous year will be honored with a special story time, snack and a group photo.

Once you have read 1000 books, you are finished with the program.  Please continue to read together, and feel free to add your own pages to the journal if you wish.

"Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for allowing us the use of this graphic"

Tumblebooks: ebooks for kids

The Library now subscribes to Tumblebooks, which are animated, talking picture books for children. Tumblebooks start with an existing children’s book then add motion, music, and narration to make a new experience that children are sure to enjoy. The collection includes story books, read-a-longs, games, and non fiction books.

Click on Tumblebooks to get started enjoying these great books. To log in you will need a library card and password. You can get these at the Main Desk of the Library if you don’t already have them. You will also need the Flash plugin which can be downloaded for free at AdobeYou need to be a resident of Swampscott to access Tumblebooks.