Storytime at the Library

Early, literacy-rich storytimes are fun ways for families to help their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers get ready to learn to read when they start elementary school. No registration is required for these free 20-30 minute programs that take place in the story rooms on the third floor of the Main Library.

​Infants and toddlers

Storytime

11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Story Room A

Jus​​t right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups.

Tiny Tots Playtime

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Story Room B

Open play time with interactive toys and board books for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ and their grownups.

Brainy Babies - Olé Bebé

1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays/miércoles
Story Room A

Scientists have discovered that learning multiple languages is best when started during infancy. Babies from birth through 18 months, bring your grownups to our bilingual baby time. Grownups do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Los científicos han descubierto que aprender múltiples idiomas se empieza mejor durante la infancia. Los bebés de entre el nacimiento y 18 meses son invitados a traer un adulto a Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés todos los miércoles a la 1:30 p.m. Los adultos no necesitan hablar ingles para participar.

​Preschoolers

Preschool Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Story Room A

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups.    

​Families and all ages

Bedtime Storytime

7 p.m. on Tuesdays
Story Room A

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Family Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Saturdays
Story Room A

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Cuentos en Español (Spanish Family Storytime)

7:00 p.m. miércoles/Wednesdays
Story Room A

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia. Los programas incluierán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in our Spanish-language story time.

Contact us

Mailing Address:
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301
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ADA accomodations

To request an accommodation, alternative format of communication, and/or modification of policies and procedures in order to access and benefit from a City program, service and activity, please submit a reasonable request for accommodation form (alternative formats available upon request) to the ADA Coordinator​. ​Please contact the City as soon as possible but no later than five business days before the scheduled event or service you wish to participate in. You can report an ADA concern any time.