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Teen Scene Hours
Tuesday-Thursday 2:30 -8:30 p.m.
Friday 2:30 -5:45 p.m.
Saturday 1-5:45 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Teen Scene is a space planned by and for middle and high school-aged youth. While anyone is invited to visit the area to find and check out books, movies, and music, use of the seating area, study tables, computers, and gaming systems is limited to young adults from 5th grade completion to the summer after high school completion (approximately 11 1/2-18 years old). Teen Scene is divided into two sections. The collection is available during all open hours at the library. The seating area is open during after-school hours.

Throughout the year, Salem Public Library offers a variety of programs specifically for middle and high school students or of interest to young adults, including:

Teen Scene Events- Programs and events specifically planned for middle and high school students.

Teen Advisory Board- Middle and high school teens are invited to get involved and assist with the selection of library material, programs, and services for teens.

Speak Up! Book Club- A book discussion group for youth in sixth grade and older.

Wednesdays with the Stars- Enjoy popcorn and a movie with others in Teen Scene

A World of Music at the Library- This dynamic live music series offers concerts from October-May each year, with shows scheduled on the first Friday night of the month

Public Use Computers- Computers in the Youth Services area are reserved specifically for youth ages 18 and younger

Wireless Access- In addition, both the Central Library and the West Salem Branch are free wireless hubs


Now Available - Teen Scene Group Study Room!

A reservable, free study room comfortably seating 8 is now available in the Teen Scene. The following rules apply to room use:

· All group members must be of middle or high school age (fifth-grade completion to the summer after high school completion)

· Groups may sign up in advance or at time of need, if no advance reservation exists

· When not scheduled for group study, may be used for quiet individual study

· Use limited to 2 hours/day by a group or individual

Reserving the study rooms is a casual process. Two weeks of calendars are posted on the Group Study Room window. Groups can write in their own reservations or call the Teen Scene Desk (503-588-6364) to have a reservation recorded.

Requesting an Accommodation

To request an accommodation, alternative format of communication, and/or modification of policies and procedures in order to access and benefit from a Library program, service and activity, a library patron must submit a request for reasonable accommodation. The Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form is available on the City’s website.(Alternative formats for the form are also available upon request.)The request for reasonable accommodation must be submitted at least five business days before the scheduled event.If a patron submits a request for reasonable accommodation less than five business days before the event, but the accommodation can still be made before the event begins, library staff will make good faith efforts to provide the accommodation.For questions on a particular accommodation request or for further information on requesting a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 503-588-6064.

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