Discovery Room

Woman and child reading in bed.

Children are encouraged to experience learning as play in the Salem Public Library's Discovery Room. Since 1986, the Discovery Room has offered children from birth to age ten a place where hands-on exploration and curiosity fuel early literacy and STEM learning in a colorful engaging format, with themes that rotate quarterly throughout the year. The Discovery Room is currently closed until further notice due increasing COVID-19 infections. In the meantime, here are some fun ways to bring the Discovery Room experience home.

Discovery all-around activities

Additional Resources:

For more online learning opportunities, visit Resources for Parents and Educators from Salem Public Library.

For early literacy tips, information, songs, fingerplays, book recommendations, and more for ages 0 – 6 from Salem Public Library staff, visit our Early Literacy blog.

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Library Youth Services
Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Curbside Service Hours (by appointment only; library building closed to the public):
Sunday 10-11 a.m.


Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, and study.
Mailing address:
585 Liberty ST S
Salem OR 97301
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