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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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29 Graduating Seniors Earn City Recognition for Volunteerism

May 26, 2022

Teens’ volunteerism includes virtual forums, leadership summits, volunteering at City events, special projects and the annual shoe drive

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Poll Focuses on Community Improvement Bond Perceptions

May 24, 2022

Polling on bond perceptions starts today

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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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Meet the New Clean Streams Team Member

May 11, 2022

Meet the newest Clean Streams Team member, Luke Westphal. Luke joins the Stormwater Outreach team as the new Urban Streamside Program Coordinator.

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Continued Rain Expected to Cause High Water

May 5, 2022

Salem and areas surrounding the Willamette River may begin to see high water levels for this time of year. Low-laying trails and park areas along the Willamette River may be impacted as water levels increase over the next few days. Those who use Minto-Brown Island Park, Wallace Marine Park, and other low-lying areas near the Willamette should use caution. Salem’s smaller streams and creeks are forecasted to rise, particularly if thunderstorms hit our area; potentially causing localized areas of high water. This threat will exist through Monday, May 9, 2022.

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Check Out These 10 Fun Things to Do in Salem

May 3, 2022

New events and popular past events return to Riverfront Park and other locations this year. Movies in the Park schedule released

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Climate Action Committee Formed to Assess Next Steps Forward

April 29, 2022

A Climate Action Plan Committee has been established to review the recommended strategies and guide the next steps for the recently completed Plan. The Committee will meet monthly, with the first meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. A livestream feed of each meeting will be accessible from the City’s Public Meetings YouTube Channel.

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Projects Serving Salem’s Homeless Community Receive Federal Funds

April 28, 2022

Salem received over $2M dollars in America Rescue Plan (ARPA) HOME funding to assist local projects that address homeless youth, domestic violence, new affordable housing and case management.

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What’s happening
Jun. 01
South Central Association of Neighbors (SCAN) Meeting6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Annual neighborhood meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link and meeting topics.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

North Lancaster Neighborhood Association (NOLA) Meeting7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Blanchet Catholic School
4373 Market St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Monthly neighborhood meeting. When possible, meetings will also be held via Zoom. Please see agena for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Jun. 02
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting of the North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board

Agenda:

​North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Agenda

Phone: 503-588-6178

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Fully Booked! Book Club 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly Thursday evening adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Monthly neighborhood meeting.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

East Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.First Free Will Baptist Church
1390 45th St NE
Salem OR 97301

Monthly neighborhood meeting. Meeting is also hosted via Zoom. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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