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Learn about what’s going on, find free activities, and read the latest news from the Salem Public Library.

Salem Public Library Looking Forward to Green Future

December 23, 2020

We’re striving for LEED Silver level for sustainability and energy efficiency as we give another 50 years of life to the existing 50 year old Salem Public Library building.

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Holiday Magic with Jeff Evans

December 18, 2020

Join the amazing magician Jeff Evans at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30 on Zoom as he turns winter "blahs" into "oohs and aahs" in a spectacular (and very amusing) magic show.

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Library Holidays for December 2020

December 14, 2020

Salem Public Library live email/phone/chat service will pause in observance of national holidays in December and early January.

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Nathalia Bilingual Family Concert

December 5, 2020

Join LA based bilingual children’s musician Nathalia for a fun bilingual family performance and multi-cultural educational experience on Zoom!

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Library Renovation Wins Architecture Award

November 18, 2020

While seismic upgrades and safety are the primarily goals of the project—a revitalization of the space has been made possible by smart money management and the Salem Public Library Foundation. The design for the upgrade was informed heavily by input from the community combined with Hacker Architects’ experitise in library spaces.

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Library Holidays for November 2020

November 9, 2020

Salem Public Library Curbside Service and live email/phone/chat service will pause in observance of national holidays in November – Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving).

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Library Launches New Book Match Service

November 2, 2020

Book Match is a new service from Salem Public Library! Expert librarians create a personalized “just for you” list of reading ideas by request. It’s easy to get started. Interested readers just need to fill out a short survey and the librarian team goes right to work.

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Salem Public Library Storytime Live Online

October 8, 2020

Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff for special LIVE storytimes online the first Saturday of each month. Sign up to receive a Zoom meeting invitation and passcode at

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Virtual Kids Costume Parade at Salem Public Library

October 1, 2020

Hey Kids! It’s time to show off your amazing creativity! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume, take a picture, and submit it for entry in the library’s 2020 Virtual Costume Parade gallery.

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Virtual Library Still Available While Branches Are Closed

September 28, 2020

Use your library card to access a wide range of online materials through your virtual library

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