Historical Photos of Swampscott, Library

Original library building, built 1917
Library first addition, 1955
Library 1997 addition
Mrs William Lawrence
Dr. William Lawrence who donated money and books to start Swampscott’s first library, located in a room in Town Hall.
Elihu Thomson, co founder of General Electric and donor of land for the library.
Miss Sarah L. Honors, Librarian from 1880 to 1924.


Librarian Susan Duval Nellis checks a book out to a borrower.



Library display Bestsellers of 1948
New children’s books of 1952.
The Thomas Condon family visits the library.
Girls studying in 1952.
Girls studying in 1976.