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.

Vacation Movie : The Minions

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Tuesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m.

We will be showing the film “The Minions” at the library.

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

No registration is needed and snacks will be provided.  Check the film website for some fun previews.

Minions movie

New STEM Materials!

Come check out our new STEM materials, located in our Children’s Technology Area.We have purchased 5 Launchpad Tablets to start.  Each tablet will circulate for one week.  Our titles are:

  1. A royal party! Princesses
  2. Color buddies! Creativity!
  3. Build it. Fix it. Fun! Building and engineering
  4. Fast thinker! Fantasy
  5. You auto know! Transportation

We have also purchased several kits from Lakeshore Learning, which will also circulate for one week.  These are limited to one kit per family.

Vehicle building
Vehicle building kit
Bridge building
Bridge building kit
  1.      Vehicle building kit
  2.      Bridge building kit
  3.      STEM magnets kit
  4.      STEM motion kit
  5.      STEM 3 little pigs kit

 

 

All of these materials are for use at home and not in the library due to the many pieces which may be choking hazards for very young children.

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 February 8.

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.

 

TIME FOR TOTS

Infant and toddler story and play time.parents-books

Thursday January 21 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.

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!