Storytimes at the Library

Early, literacy-rich storytimes are fun ways for families to help their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers get ready to learn to read when they start elementary school. No registration is required for these free 20-30 minute programs at the temporary Broadway location.

Please note: Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime.

Storytimes will resume March 17, 2020 at our new temporary location at 1400 Broadway St NE.

Children listening to story

​Lapsit-Toddler Storytime

11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays & Fridays
Meeting Room

Jus t right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups.

Preschool Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays & Fridays
Meeting Room

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups.    

Family Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Saturdays
Meeting Room

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement. 

Cuentos (Spanish Storytime)

a las 6:30 p.m. cada miércoles (Wednesdays)
Sala de reunions (Meeting Room)

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia. Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

​Infants and toddlers

Storytime

11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays & Fridays
Story Room A

Jus​​t right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups.

Tiny Tots Playtime

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Story Room B

Open play time with interactive toys and board books for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ and their grownups.

​Preschoolers

Preschool Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays & Fridays
Story Room A

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups.    

​Families and all ages

Family Storytime

10:15 a.m. on Saturdays
Story Room A

Children of all ages bring, your grownup and join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement. Please Note: This program is replaced by Discovery Kids: Preschool Art and Science on the 2nd Saturday of the month from October to March (See the calendar for additional details).

Contact us

Library Youth Services
Mailing address:
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 
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ADA accommodations

To request an accommodation, alternative format of communication, and/or modification of policies and procedures in order to access and benefit from a City program, service and activity, please submit a reasonable request for accommodation form (alternative formats available upon request) to the ADA Coordinator​. ​Please contact the City as soon as possible but no later than five business days before the scheduled event or service you wish to participate in. You can report an ADA concern any time.