Thank you for Supporting the Library!

By |2019-11-22T17:45:11-05:00November 15, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Friends of Swampscott Public Library is participating in the national day of giving, #GivingTuesday, on December 3. Our annual, end-of-year fund drive will continue throughout the month of December. Please join us in supporting the Library!

Donations to the Friends fund the following:

  • Children’s Room programming, including summer programming and Family Night
  • Teen programming, […]

Getting Ready for the Friends Fall Book Sale!

By |2018-07-24T13:30:44-04:00July 24, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Friends are collecting books for our annual Fall Book Sale.


We are accepting books, DVDs, and CDs (but please no textbooks or magazines). All donations can be brought to the Library’s main desk.  


This year’s book sale will be held November 3-4.

Friends Sponsor Museum Passes

By |2017-08-10T13:25:46-04:00August 10, 2017|Uncategorized|

Did you know the Swampscott Library offers discounted passes to 15 area museums?

The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library purchase museum passes each year for the benefit of our patrons. These passes give you admittance to the museums at a reduced rate and include the following institutions:

Boston Children’s Museum Admits 4 people / half […]

Celebrating the Swampscott Library’s 100th Anniversary

By |2017-06-30T10:44:28-04:00June 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Friends have been very busy helping the Swampscott Library celebrate its 100th birthday! Along with the Library Trustees, we’ve planned a full year of open events for our patrons and Town of Swampscott residents.

So far, we’ve:

  • Welcomed Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Chairman Mary Ann Cluggish, and Swampscott Historical […]

Purses for a Purpose fundraiser tickets now available!

By |2016-11-30T16:48:40-05:00August 30, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Friends are pleased to announce the presale of tickets for our first Purses for a Purpose fundraiser. On Friday, September 23rd, we will be hosting a lively evening of shopping for all sorts of gently used, high end handbags, clutches, and totes. Several items will be on offer in our silent auction and raffle. We […]

We’re Collecting ‘Purses for a Purpose’!

By |2016-06-24T07:05:02-04:00June 24, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library are collecting ‘Purses for a Purpose.’

Bring your new or gently-used, clean, and empty bags, purses, wallets, clutches, totes, & messenger bags to the front desk of the Library.

All items will be available for sale at our Gala event September 23rd.

Funds will support library programming for all.

Name brands appreciated!

Local author Eric Jay Dolin to speak on May 31st

By |2016-11-30T16:48:40-05:00May 17, 2016|Uncategorized|

Please join us on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. as the Friends welcome local author Eric J. Dolin. His latest book, Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, is a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail.

The best-selling author of Leviathan: The History of […]

Tides fundraiser update

By |2016-05-22T09:58:13-04:00May 4, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Friends held its yearly fundraiser at the Tides Restaurant in Nahant on Monday, May 16. Thank you to everyone who joined us, especially Rita Collins. Rita won the 50-50 raffle and donated her winnings back to the Friends! We greatly appreciate her generosity.

A portion of the evening’s receipts will be donated to the Friends […]