BookFlix for Kids

The Swampscott Public Library has subscribed to a fun, new reading program that parents and young children can access from home. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BookFlix is free for anyone using Library computers. It is free for Swampscott residents from home with a library card and PIN number.

Check some of our other online resources for children:

         

A to Z World Travel

The library now has a subscription to A to Z World Travel, a terrific guide to over 200 major cities of the world.  A to Z is perfect for world travelers, armchair travelers and students.  You’ll find fun facts such as local attractions, nightlife, and shopping.  You will even find important details like weather, money, and travel warnings.  Students will appreciate the maps, cultural information and local recipes.  Pair this resource with one of our print travel guides and you will be all set to grab your passport and head out on an adventure.

A to Z World Travel is free for anyone using Library computers. It is free for Swampscott residents from home with a library card and PIN number.

Check our Online Databases page for links to other Resources.

Volunteer of the Year

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This year the Friends of the Library have chosen Sandy Moltz to be their Volunteer of the Year.  Sandy has worked tirelessly with the Friends for many years.  She has quietly and efficiently done many tasks behind the scenes to help make Friends events successful.  Thank you Sandy for all your hard work!

Library Adds ValueLine.com

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Value Line Investment Survey is a unique source of financial information designed to help investors make informed investment decisions. It includes business descriptions, financial data, statistics, analysis, and evaluations of select companies and industries. The same 3,500 stocks that are included in the print versions of the Value Line are covered in this database.  Click on the tab for “Investment Education” to view tutorials on improving money making and financial skills.

ValueLine.com is free for anyone using Library computers. It is free for Swampscott residents from home with a library card and PIN number.

Check our Online Databases page for links to other Resources.

ZINIO DIGITAL MAGAZINES

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The library subscribes to Zinio, a service that allows borrowers to check out complete digital editions of magazines and keep them as long as they want! Our subscription includes 34 different magazine titles which are available for downloading to your computer, phone or tablet. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Zinio can be accessed on our website:

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Zinio is free for Swampscott residents with a valid library card and can be accessed by anyone on library computers.

Library subscribes to ConsumerReports.org

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Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

ConsumerReports.org is free for anyone using Library computers. It is free for Swampscott residents from home with a library card and PIN number.

Check our Online Databases page for links to other Resources.