Both Salem Public Library locations are currently closed due to COVID-19..No contact, by-appointment-only curbside service is available to Salem Public Library cardholders at Salem Public Library at Broadway Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until reopening. No fines will be charged. Staff are still available for you. Learn more about how to reach us and virtual services that are available 24/7. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

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What’s happening
Jul. 07
Storywalk in the ParkBush's Pasture Park
600 Mission ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library and Salem Parks are teaming up to encourage families to get outside, go for a walk, and share a story in the park. Follow the numbers along the trail to read the story, and share your experience with the library on Facebook or e-mail at [email protected]

Storywalk Dates and Locations:

Bush Park – June 23 to July 7

Englewood Park – July 7 to July 21

Riverfront Park – July 21 to August 4th

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 08
Quaran-Teen Book Chat3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This casual chat group focuses on a different book, book series, or book type each week. The time is split between trivia (using Kahoot), discussion of the week’s focus book, and books in general. Find out what we’re discussing on Facebook, the library website, or by event email. Sign up to get weekly notices about the Quaran-Teen Book Chat. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Live Book Suggestions: TV and Movie Edition4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.On Facebook - @spl.oregon

Wish you could find a book that gives you the same feels as your favorite TV or movie? We're here to help! A team of Salem Public Librarians will be available live online from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 to make the connection. We'll help find books available through our digital download systems (Libby and cloudLibrary). Bonus - we promise at least one will be available to download right now!

We’ll be taking requests on Facebook by email at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you!!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 09
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar8:00 a.m.8:20 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita o #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 11
SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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.

Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, eaudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at:
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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