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Picking-up Holds While Salem Public Library is on the Move

January 10, 2020

If you regularly pick up your holds at the Main Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, your hold location will automatically switch to the West Salem Branch, 385 Glen Creek Rd. NW., from Feburary 2-18 while the Main Library moves to a temporary facility. You can also customize your hold pick up locations with a few easy steps.

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Snuggle Up Winter Reading Club sign up is open!

January 6, 2020

It’s cold outside, which means it’s a great time for children, teens, and families to snuggle up with some great books and earn a new book by keeping track of your daily reading in February. Print out a reading calendar or pick up a copy at Floor 3 Children’s Ask Here Desk or the West Salem Branch Ask Here Desk. Mark off or color in each day you read or listen to books, and bring your completed reading calendar to the Salem Library at Broadway or West Salem branch in March to claim a free book for your home library.

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Packing, Planning Continues as Library Move Nears

December 31, 2019

Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.

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We're On the Move ... and Here for You

November 20, 2019

Salem Public Library staff and our partners are managing many changes as we prepare to temporarily move to 1400 Broadway NE while the Main Library at 585 Liberty St. SE is renovated. One thing is not changing—our commitment to our community and to providing friendly, welcoming service accessible to all.

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Library Plans Move Forward as Construction Nears

November 18, 2019

Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.

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Join Us October 26 for an Afternoon of Fun

October 22, 2019

Halloween Dress Rehearsal, Very Scary Mansion, and Renovation Open House planned for Saturday, October 26 and City Hall and Main Library

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Featured Database: National Geographic for Kids

October 4, 2019

National Geographic for Kids is a virtual library available with your Salem Public Library card anywhere you have an internet connection. It provides a wide variety of age-appropriate digital-based content, including full-text issues of National Geographic magazine for kids, non-fiction e-books, high quality color images, and videos. Check it out at http://bit.ly/spl-national-geographic-kids

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Library Preps for "Glamping" at Broadway Temporary Site

September 18, 2019

City of Salem agreed to lease property in the 1400 block of Broadway to serve as a temporary Salem Library location while the Main Library is being renovated over the next two years. The site is much smaller, so services will be scaled back and more focus will be placed on outreach.

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Library contractor seeks "best-value" in subcontractor

August 5, 2019

Salem’s own Cherry City Electric was named the new electrical subcontractor for the upcoming Salem Public Library Improvement project.

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Library Teen Advisory Board now accepting applications

July 5, 2019

The Salem Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is seeking middle and high school-aged applicants interested in gaining leadership skills and volunteer hours while improving the Teen Scene area at Salem Public Library. Applications are due on Wednesday, August 7, are now available online and at the Teen Scene Ask Here Desk.

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