“Celebrating the Cycles: Earth, Air, & Sea”- “The Sky’s The Limit” 11/19 @10am

Local children’s musician & storyteller Philip Alexander presents Celebrate the Cycles!
Explore the wonders of nature and the ways people around the world feel connected to it. Original and
multi-cultural stories, songs, & poems on themes of earth, air, and water.

This program will take place in our meeting room on Saturday, November 19th at 10am

 

Resources: Citizenship & Immigration

Hello & Welcome!

Hola & Bienvenido!

Привет и добро пожаловать!

 

If you are looking for information on how to apply for citizenship, or how to apply for a green card, please follow this link: US Citizenship & Immigration Services

Si está buscando información sobre cómo solicitar la ciudadanía o cómo solicitar una tarjeta verde, siga este enlace: Servicios de ciudadanía e inmigración de EE. UU.

Если вы ищете информацию о том, как подать заявление на гражданство или как подать заявление на получение грин-карты, перейдите по этой ссылке: Служба гражданства и иммиграции США

For information on the citizenship exam, and for further resources and help, please visit the Boston Public Library.

Para obtener información sobre el examen de ciudadanía y para obtener más recursos y ayuda, visite Biblioteca Pública de Boston

Для получения информации о экзамене на гражданство, а также для получения дополнительных ресурсов и помощи посетите Бостонскую публичную библиотеку.

Seaglass Village Community Support

seeglass village logo, 3glass houses
Seaglass Village is a community support non-profit organization which is currently in formation to help older adults remain in their homes through coordination with existing services and using a combination of volunteer and vetted professional services, as well as providing a community for recreation, education and connection.    Check them out at https://www.seaglassvillage.org/

Library Improvement Concept Plans Now Available

 

VIEW CONCEPT PLANS AND DRAWINGS.   VIEW THE ANIMATED WALK THROUGH ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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The Swampscott Library Trustees engaged the community to learn what residents needed in the library over the next 10 years.  Strategic goals are to address ideas and concepts learned from patron surveys, community meetings, and staff interviews.

  1. Better use of space within the existing library
  2. Better sightlines throughout the library
  3. Reduce congestion at the front door / circulation desk
  4. Reduce wait times to check out
  5. Increase staff support
  6. Better acoustics
  7. More space for quiet meetings / tutoring
  8. Better daylighting

The Ground Floor, when entering the library from Burrill Street, relocating the vestibule will reduce congestion and align the entrance with the back door that faces Town Hall parking.  Opening this area to include small meeting rooms, lower shelving, a café, and a light well into the Children Room below, will create better sightlines, reduce congestion, and locate the ramp in a more patron-friendly location.  As one walks into the Harris Room, two new patron restrooms will be provided along with low movable shelving in front of the existing French doors.  In the future, added space can be built over the brick patio outside the Children Room, creating a glass enclosed space that overlooks the ocean.

The original library space will create an e-Commons and collections space by relocating the Young Adult / Teen Area to the Lower Level.

The Lower Level, known as downstairs, will be connected by the existing stair with proposed new windows for better sightlines and daylighting.  At the bottom of the stairs, the new Young Adult / Teen Space will be coupled with a new Teen Librarian Office to support young patrons and programs.  Between the Young Adult Area and the Children Room will be a Maker Space enclosed in glass for good sightlines and connection.  The Children Room will take advantage of a light well located above the existing ramps, and a new centrally located circulation desk to create better sightlines and connection to our youngest patrons.  The Toddler Room will be enclosed with glass to allow the same spatial feel with an acoustically separated space.  In the future, on Children’s brick patio space a new glass enclosed space can be built below the new added Ground Level Space.

These modifications, and any added space, can be completed in phases over time as funding allows; or all at once if funds become available.

Find your next great book at BookBrowse

Free access to BookBrowse for Swampscott Library borrowers!
Find your next great book with this interactive magazine for booklovers.

BookBrowse offers:

  • Reviews, recommendations and excerpts.
  • Browsing by genre, time period, geographical setting and theme.
  • Handpicked “If you like this, try these” recommendations for thousands of authors and books.
  • Resources for book clubs including recommended reads by theme, reading guides & online book club discussions.
  • One-click links to [library name] to check if the book is available.

Click here to access BookBrowse.  BookBrowse is available to anyone from library computers.  It’s available to Swampscott residents with a library card and PIN number from home.