Library Book Lists

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​Salem Public Library offers various lists designed to help readers find a great new idea for what to read. Printed lists are available to pick up at the library or you can download and print PDF versions from home.

Best Books of 2018 Brochure4990 KB
#OwnVoices1293 KB
Book Rave 2020 – Best Books for Teens1463 KB
Christian Fiction305 KB
Classics – Contemporary469 KB
Classics – Traditional984 KB
Fantasy703 KB
Gay Lit for Teens624 KB
Good Clean Fun – Gentle Reads for Teens422 KB
Graphic Rave 2019 – Best Graphic Novels for Teens1405 KB
Lesbian Lit for Teens638 KB
Mysteries832 KB
Non-Fiction616 KB
Oregon Authors1147 KB
Realistic Fiction1232 KB
Romance407 KB
Science Fiction455 KB
Sports642 KB
Teens Top Ten 2020 Nominees – from the Young Adult Library Services Association473 KB
Transgender, Bisexual, and Asexual Characters850 KB
Winners of the Annual Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction (Printz Winners 2000-2020)397 KB
All Kinds of Feelings - Picture Books560 KB
Best Bets for 2nd and 3rd Grade Readers525 KB
Best Bets for 4th to 6th Grader Readers257 KB
Building Empathy451 KB
Celebrating Diversity298 KB
Children's Fantasy535 KB
Children's Humor202 KB
Concept Books676 KB
First Day of School 352 KB
One World Many Stories362 KB
Oregon Battle of the Books 2020-2021193 KB
Reading Up - Chapter Books for Preschoolers478 KB

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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