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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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What’s happening
Feb. 05
Salem Reads: Opening Night Art Reception5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Elsinore Fine Art Gallery
444 Ferry Street SE
Salem
OR 97301

Meet local professional artists who created work inspired by reading the book, Piecing Me Together. Exhibit on display until February 26. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 06
Salem Reads: Author Talk and Book Signing with Piecing Me Together author Renée Watson 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Historic Grand Theater
187 High Street NE
Salem
OR 97301

Renée Watson will speak about her book, a novel set in North Portland, followed by a book signing. No ticket necessary. Doors open at 6pm, lecture at 7pm with book signing afterward.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 07
Exploring Narrative Writing Workshop for Adults (18+)10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Pringle Hall
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Linda Christensen is currently the Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College and was the high school English teacher who inspired Renée Watson to find her voice as an author. The workshop is free. Space is limited. Advanced sign up is recommended.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Exploring Narrative Writing Workshop for Teens 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.McKay High School
2440 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97305

Linda Christensen is currently the Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & Clark College and was the high school English teacher who inspired Renée Watson to find her voice as an author. The workshop is free. Space is limited. Advanced sign up is recommended.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 03
Salem Public Library - Main Branch closed for move to temporary facilitySalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library's Main Branch will be closed from February 3-17 for a move to a temporary facility as we prepare for the upcoming seismic renovation project. Salem Public Library at Broadway will open February 18, 2020 at 1400 Broadway St. NE, to serve during construction.

Online library services—access to the library catalog and downloading of eBooks and audiobooks—will be available throughout the move and construction phases.

The West Salem Branch, 395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, will be open and maintain services throughout the move and construction phases.

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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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