Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Scene

Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Area, a haven for 7th through 12th graders. Come here to use the public computers, hang out with friends, look at magazines, and check out computer games and new music CDs. You can get assistance with your school projects or recommendations of new books to read. We also have a graphic novel collection, including manga.

Book Reviewer Volunteers

Are you looking for a way to get virtual volunteer work? Then check out our Book Reviewer Volunteer program!

Every month you get to read books and write reviews in exchange for volunteer hours. If you like reading, writing, and sharing your opinions about both, then fill out the *application below to join!

This program runs year-round and has a rolling application. This program is for teens in 5th-12th grade. If you have any questions, email Sarah Giardina at sgiardina@noblenet.org

More Information

Volunteer Application

Teen Volunteer Permission Form

*All volunteer programs have the same application. You can use the same application to apply to mulitple programs.

Where to find the 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

-Hannah-Jones, N., In Elliott, M., Hughes, J., Silverstein, J., New York Times Company., & Smithsonian Institution. (2019). The 1619 project: New York Times magazine, August 18, 2019.


The New York Times 

The New York Times Podcast

Google Podcasts


Apple Podcast