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2022 Summer Reading Club starts June 7

May 27, 2022

Readers of all ages are invited to Read Beyond the Beaten Path with Salem Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Club. Sign up, track time, and earn badges for completing activities through Beanstack online or the Beanstack app, available for phones, tablets, and other devices.

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In-Person Family Storytime Resumes

May 19, 2022

In-person Family Storytime resumes Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

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Downtown Storywalk

May 18, 2022

Salem Public Library and downtown shops are partnering to encourage families to take a stroll in downtown Salem, and enjoy the story Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell in storefront windows. Stop in at participating businesses to pick up a map and mark your progress. The adventure begins at Archive Coffee & Bar, located at 102 Liberty St NE #120. Return your maps to the Children's Corner in the main library to receive a prize!

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Vote for the 2023 Salem Reads Book

April 20, 2022

Voting is open online through Saturday, May 7 to choose the books for the 2023 Salem Reads: One Book, One Community

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Library Foundation Honored as 2022 Library Supporter of the Year

April 14, 2022

The Salem Public Library Foundation has been recognized as the 2022 Library Supporter of the Year by the Oregon Library Association. This award is given to a person or organization involved in various activities in Oregon on an unpaid basis. This may be as a volunteer, friend, board member, government official, or individual. The recipient has shown commitment to supporting and promoting Oregon libraries.

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City Names Kim Carroll City Librarian

April 1, 2022

Carroll has served as interim City Librarian since last fall.

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Horas de apertura y servicios de la biblioteca expandirán el 5 de abril

April 1, 2022

La Biblioteca Pública de Salem ofrecerá nuevas horas y servicios adicionales comenzando el martes 5 de abril. Además de abrir más temprano y nuevas horas los domingos, abriremos la Sucursal de West Salem, el área de adolescentes, y cuartos de estudiar en la biblioteca principal.

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Library hours, services to expand on April 5

March 31, 2022

Salem Public Library offers new hours and more services beginning Tuesday, April 5. In addition to an earlier opening time and Sunday hours, we will reopen the West Salem Branch, and open the Teen Scene and study rooms at the Main Library.

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Salem Public Library Launches New Art Hall for Local Artists

March 22, 2022

Salem Public Library has a new space dedicated to exploring artwork created by Salem area artists. Located inside the main entrance to the library, the Art Hall will host a series of temporary exhibitions that will change throughout the year.

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Study, Meeting Room Reservations Open

March 21, 2022

Salem Public Library study rooms are now available to reserve and use. Meeting Rooms will be available to use beginning May 3. Reservations for use May 3 and later can be made now online.

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Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Curbside Service Hours (by appointment only; library building closed to the public):
Sunday 10-11 a.m.


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