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Salem Public Library serves its community by promoting and providing opportunities for full and equal access to information and ideas, the love of reading, the joy of learning, and engagement with the arts, sciences and humanities in a safe and comfortable environment. Learn about our core values.

Services at two branches and many resources are also available online. Check hours and locations or sign up for email notifications.

Access your Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) account to renew items, check on holds and fines or find out if the item you want is available.

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National Novel Writing Month Teen Challenge

Again this year, Teen Scene is challenging local middle and high school writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a challenge to try to write an entire novel all in one month! Teen writers set their own word count goal and receive guidance and work of encouragement from popular young adult authors throughout the month. Local teens who sign up for the Teen Scene NaNoWriMo Challenge and the online Young Writers’ Program can enter to win a variety of prizes and participate in energizing write-in events in Teen Scene throughout the month.
What’s happening
Nov. 23
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Nov. 26
Beyond the Book: Teen Book Discussion Group4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

This month’s book: Internment by Samira Ahmed. New members welcome. Books are available to check out from the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk. Teen Scene

Phone: 503-588-6315

NaNoWriMo Teen Challenge Write-In4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

For middle and high school-aged writers taking the National Novel Writing Month Challenge, write-in sessions offer inspiration, snacks, prizes, and more.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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Main Library Salem Public Library
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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