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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
Aug. 22
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Aug. 24
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Aug. 25
Exploring Together: A Focus on Race and Racism6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about race and racism is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring race and racism in America. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus: Session 1: Systemic Racism and White Privilege (July 28-DONE) Session 2: Race and the Criminal Justice System (August 25) Session 3: The History of Racism in America and Oregon (September 22) We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. Sign up to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of each discussion: https://bit.ly/exploringtogether Suggested resources for Race and the Criminal Justice System Books: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. Check availability on: cloudLibrary (https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/salempl/Featured) Library2Go/Libby (https://library2go.overdrive.com/) Articles: There is Overwhelming Evidence that the Criminal Justice System is Biased. Here’s the Proof by Radley Balko (The Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/opinions/systemic-racism-police-evidence-criminal-justice-system/ Criminal Justice Fact Sheet (NAACP) - https://www.naacp.org/criminal-justice-fact-sheet/ These Posters Help Your Picture Alternatives to Policing (Fast Company) - https://www.fastcompany.com/90514184/these-posters-help-you-picture-alternatives-to-policing Defund the Police Explained...for the Last Time by Terrell Jermaine Starr (The Root) - https://www.theroot.com/defund-the-police-explained-for-the-last-time-1844236393 Visual Media: The 13th (Netflix) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IXQbXPO3I This is America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY PS: I Can’t Breathe (Kanopy) - https://ccrls.kanopy.com/product/ps-i-cant-breathe-black-lives-matter The Talk: Race in America (Kanopy) - https://ccrls.kanopy.com/product/talk-race-america

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 26
Visit Salem PL Island on Animal Crossing3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.On Facebook - @spl.oregon

Hey, Salem! We've been busy building a Salem Public Library Island and would love a visit from you! We'll open the gates to our Salem PL Island from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, August 26. Come visit!! Liv the Librarian will be on hand to answer IRL reference questions. You can take your picture in our virtual library, swap in-game recipes, and just have a look around.

Check on our Facebookpage.

We'll post your Dodo code to join at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 26. ¡Hola, Salem! ¡Hemos estado ocupados construyendo una Isla de la Biblioteca Pública de Salem y nos encantaría una visita! Abriremos las puertas de nuestra isla Salem PL desde las 3-5 p.m. el miércoles 26 de agosto. ¡Ven visitarnos! Liv, la bibliotecaria, estará disponible para responder a las preguntas de referencia del mundo real. Puede tomarse una foto en nuestra biblioteca virtual, intercambiar recetas del juego y echarnos un vistazo.

Visite nuestra página de Facebookpage.

Publicaremos el código Dodo para unirnos a las 3 p.m. el miércoles 26 de agosto.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 27
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 https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

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: http://bit.ly/VirtualSPL2.
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