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.

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:



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

 We are offering a special program for young children called:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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

2. Sign up online using this Google Form. Once you have completed the Google Form, you may stop by the Library to pick up your bag and packet. if easier, we may email you the first set of sheets.

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, you will receive a sticker to add to your folder. Presently all books will be recorded using Google Forms. Each time you complete 100 books, a new form will be emailed to you.

  • two stickers – one for your book and one for the library wall
  • your next set of pages for your reading journal
  •  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, preschool, or daycare.

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.

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.