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Snuggle Up Reading Club
Sign-up for the March Club through February 29.

Families are invited to add sparkle to their winter by joining the “Snuggle Up!” Family Reading Club, offered by Salem Public Library. Families who read aloud together for at least 15 minutes each and every day for one month will earn a new children’s paperback book for their home library for each month of participation. 

Sign-up for March online or at the Youth Services Reference Desk. Each family will receive an official Snuggle Up Reading Calendar in which to mark the days spent reading aloud together.

This program is made possible thanks to the Oregon State Ready to Read grant.

Read to a Pet
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
2nd and last Saturday of the month
Children’s Room

This program offers children a relaxing, non-threatening way to improve their reading skills. Visiting dogs and cats have been trained and certified as therapy animals by Paws for Love and are mellow and friendly. This is a drop-in program, and sign-ups are not necessary.

Discovery Kids - Preschool Adventures
1-1:45, Saturday, February 13 
Story Rooms A & B

How can so much fun be good for you!!? Discovery Kids offers families of children ages three, four and five a chance to share a story and enjoy related activities that boost the early literacy skills preschoolers need in order to be ready to read and write when they enter school.

Upcoming Dates: March 12

Creative Kids - After-School Adventures
4 - 5 p.m. Thursday, February 18
Story Room A and B
Grades 2 to 5
 

Here’s a new fun-filled opportunity for kids in elementary grades to explore their creativity and sense of innovation. Each month we’ll offer a different hands-on activity such as a guided art project, craft or even robotics. Parents are welcome to drop their kids off for the duration of the program, or stay and join the fun!

Sign up online, at the Children's desk, or by calling 503-588-6088. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates: March 17

Lego Party - Monthly
2-3 p.m.
Saturday, February 20
Story Room B

Kids with their grown-ups are invited on the third Saturday of every month for an hour of unstructured Lego play. Legos are provided. Bring your imaginations! No sign-ups are necessary.

Upcoming Dates:
March 19

Salem Public Library and the Book Bin present:
A Virtual Afternoon with Katherine Applegate
1 p.m. Saturday, February 27
(via Skype) Story Room A

Readers, prospective writers, and fans are invited to a virtual afternoon with Newbery Award-winning author, Katherine Applegate.

The Curt Show - Seriously Funny Juggling
2 p.m. Saturday, February 27
Loucks Auditorium

Hilariously entertaining Curtis Carlyle blends world-class juggling, clean comedy, yo-yos flying at amazing speeds, audience participation, and more.

Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.  All shows are free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Friends of the Salem Public Library.

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