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.

Books with Babies

Book with Babies- A Lap Sit Program

A lapsit program is a perfect way to bond, entertain, and start language learning with your baby!

  • This story time is limited to 5 babies. It is a lapsit program for pre-walkers.
  • A typical lapsit program is usually 20 minutes long or so, with playtime at the end.
  • Please don’t expect your baby to sit quietly in your lap at all times–we all understand that their worlds are about movement.  If you see them coming into this special circle, where I have all of my supplies, please redirect them.
  • That being said, if your child is having a hard time that day, it is fine to leave and come back in later or try again another day
  • This is a great time to engage with the baby(ies) you came with, please turn off your cell phones and enjoy playing with them during storytime
  • UPDATE: This program will take place outdoors. There is now no need to register. If the weather is not agreeable, we will reschedule the program

Music and Movement with the CFCE of The North Shore

Music and Movement Program with Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) program of the North Shore, will be LIVE on our Facebook page, Fridays May 20th & 27th @10:30am The program will focus on interactive song and dance for children from birth to five years old. Children are invited to listen and watch CFCE of the North Shore facilitator MaryBeth Maes work with music and different movements to get the children and their grown-ups engaged, focusing on social interactions and gross motor development.

This program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

Children’s Books About Race, Racism and Anti-racism

Not my idea : a book about whiteness
We rise, we resist, we raise our voices
Antiracist Baby
What lane?
You matter
I am every good thing
I promise
All because you matter
I remember : poems and pictures of heritage
Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights
Black heroes: 51 inspiring people from ancient Africa to modern-day U.S.A.: a black history book for kids
Woke baby
If Dominican were a color
Black Lives Matter
A good kind of trouble

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: