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.

Read to a Dog Program

On Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we will be offering a Read to a Dog Program in the Children’s Room.

This is a wonderful program which helps children with literacy skills. Children ages 5 to 10 may sign up for a 15 minute session to read aloud to Pamela Wall and her certified Therapy Dog Tundra.  Registration will begin on December 1.



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.

Recommended for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

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

Mary Beth Maes performs

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Wednesday mornings,  October 26, November 23 and December 7 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.  For more information about Mary Beth Maes you can check her website at http://marybethmaes.tripod.com

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 October 17, November 20 and December 12.


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

Fridays, October 21, November 18 and December 16 at 10:30 a.m.

This is a special interactive story time designed for children Infant to 36 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 19 and continue  through the week of  December 12.

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.