Library Book Lists

Five teenagers with piles of books at the library checkout desk.

​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
Awesome Audiobooks561 KB
Classics – Contemporary469 KB
Classics – Traditional984 KB
Fairy Tales Retold649 KB
Fantasy703 KB
Mysteries832 KB
Non-Fiction616 KB
Realistic Fiction1232 KB
Science Fiction455 KB
Sports642 KB
Teens Top Ten 2019 Nominees534 KB
Winners of the Annual Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction (Printz Winners 2000-2019)529 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
Reading Up - Chapter Books for Preschoolers478 KB

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Salem OR 97301
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