Swampscott Public Library | Children's Room | 61 Burrill Street | Swampscott, MA 01907 | Phone: (781) 596-8867 | swa@noblenet.org

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Childrens Room Hours

Mon.&Wed.:10 am - 6 pm
Tues.: 10 am - 8:30 pm
Thurs.: 1 pm - 6 pm
Fri.: 10 am - 1 pm
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: Closed

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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.

Summer activities July 28 to 31

Monday, July 28

MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

Fun craft program for ages 2 to 5

This week’s activity is Playdough.

 

Tuesday, July 29

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:00 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Laurie Souza. Ages 2 to 5.

This week we learn about butterflies and caterpillars!

 

 

 

Craft Program from Lakeshore Learning.lakeshore 2:00 p.m.

Kids ages 4 to 7 are invited to join the staff of Lakeshore for a fun afternoon of craft activities.

 

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Wednesday, July 30

sandwich A Taste of Reading 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 5 to 8. No registration needed.

Stories about different types of foods, including a chance to make and eat your own snack or lunch!

This week’s theme is Sandwiches! We will read some stories about sandwiches and everyone will get to make their own sandwich.  We will have different bread and fillings (no peanut butter).

 

Summer Activities July 21 to 24

Monday, July 21

MESSY MONDAYS CRAFTS 10:30 a.m.

Fun craft program for ages 2 to 5

This week’s activity is stamping and watercolors.

 

WHALEMOBILEWHALE MOBILE VISITS AT 2:00 P.M.

Come to see Nile, a 43 foot long inflatable Humpback Whale!  Children can learn all about whales and take turns going inside Nile.  Recommended for children ages 5 & up.  No registration needed.

 

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Tuesday, July 22

stemandstorySTEM TUESDAYS 10:00 a.m.

Pre-school science fun with Laurie Souza. Ages 2 to 5.

This week we learn about the five senses!

 

 

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Bedtime Math with Izzi Abrams.  6:30 p.m.

Enjoy some fun math related stories and activities.  Take home your own Star Chart and Bedtime Math bag!

 

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Wednesday, July 23

cookie_decorating A Taste of Reading 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 5 to 8. No registration needed.

Stories about different types of foods, including a chance to make and eat your own snack or lunch!

This week’s theme is Cookies! We will read some stories about cookies and everyone will get to decorate some cookies with frosting and sprinkles.

 

SCIENCE TELLERS: DRAGONS AND DREAMS  2:00 p.m.

Washington Gunn Science

 Join us as we learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons & Dreams.” Wouldn’t dragon’s breath be an amazing sight to see?! Well, get ready to see it … feel it … smell it … maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles, and much more.

Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true — and where only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale!

Recommended for ages 5 & up.

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Thursday, July 24

“Beauty Fun!” with Inna from Boston Beauty.  Recommended for ages 8 & up.  Registration required.braid

Learn some simple hair designs and manicure tips.  All supplies are included.

 

New Library Passes — Einstein’s Workshop

einstein-logoThe library now offers passes to Einstein’s Workshop in Burlington, Mass.

Einstein’s Workshop is an amazing space for kids and adults to explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, and math through a large engaging drop-in space.  These passes were donated by Einstein’s Workshop and may be reserved and checked out like the other library passes.

Einstein’s workshop is located at:

25 Adams Street
Burlington, MA 01803

 Explore Our Indoor Playspace!

Imagine an enormous room filled with toys: LEGOs, K’nex, Zome, magnetic blocks, wooden, stone, and cardboard blocks, electronics kits, puzzles, board games, and computer games. That’s our indoor playspace – an indoor playground where kids and adults come to build and create together.

What You Can Do in our Playspace


LEGO WeDo

Minecraft

LEGO Mindstorms

Anker Blocks

Zome

Kapla Blocks

Snap Circuits

Cardboard Blocks

Our Toddler Space

3D Printer

80-watt Laser Cutter

Games, Books, Puzzles

Playspace Hours

Regular Drop-In Hours:

*NOTE: Parents are required to accompany children who have not previously taken classes in LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO WeDo, and Snap Circuits when using these stations.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

"Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for the use of this logo"

“Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for the use of this logo”

We are offering a special program for young children called

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

 

 

 

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

2.      Sign up in the Children’s Room to receive your reading journal (only 1 journal will be given per family) and book bag.

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, bring in your reading journal to the library.  You will receive:

    • two stickers – one for your book and one for the library wall
    • your next set of pages for your reading journal
    • at 500 books, you will also receive a library magnet.
    •  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 or school.

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.

After finishing 1000 Books, your child will receive a certificate of achievement and an invitation to a “graduation” party in January.  During the party the children who have completed the program during the previous year will be honored with a special story time, snack and a group photo.

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.

"Thanks to the Southington Library & Museum for allowing us the use of this graphic"

Tumblebooks: ebooks for kids

The Library now subscribes to Tumblebooks, which are animated, talking picture books for children. Tumblebooks start with an existing children’s book then add motion, music, and narration to make a new experience that children are sure to enjoy. The collection includes story books, read-a-longs, games, and non fiction books.

Click on Tumblebooks to get started enjoying these great books. To log in you will need a library card and password. You can get these at the Main Desk of the Library if you don’t already have them. You will also need the Flash plugin which can be downloaded for free at AdobeYou need to be a resident of Swampscott to access Tumblebooks.