Library is Open and Curbside Pickup Available!

The Scandinavian Library is now open to visitors who show proof that they are vaccinated and wear masks. The Library will be open on December 4th and 18th Noon to 2pm.

We have resumed the movie series as well to those that are vaccinated and masked. Tickets will need to be pre-ordered. No food or beverage may be consumed. December’s movie will be announced soon.

We are pleased to announce that curbside pickup has resumed at the Scandinavian Library.  On December 4th and 18th, members will be able to pick up books that they have reserved in advance.  Members can reserve books by placing them on hold through the catalog at or by emailing  Please note that since we cannot guarantee that the catalog is accurate, we recommend placing more books on hold than you would like and we will let you know what we have available.

Curbside pickup will be on December 4th and 18th between 12 Noon and 2pm.  When you arrive, please call 617-527-6566 to let us know.

If you need help placing holds or have questions, please contact us at or call/text 617-834-0537.

Icelandic Collections and Book Flood Talk with Author Kendra Greene

Author Kendra Greene will be on Zoom with Rachel Joiner-Escola, librarian at the Scandinavian Library, on Saturday, December 5th at 1 pm.  Her newest book is “Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unsual Musems”

Her talk is titled “The Museum of Book Flood: on Iceland and exhibition and the collections of a story-telling people”  Join us on Zoom as we discuss the Icelandic tradition of Book Flood on Christmas Eve as well as the amazing fact that there are over 200 museums in Iceland.  Click here to join the discussion.