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 that take place in the story rooms on the third floor of the Main Library.

Please note: Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Story Room is limited to a maximum of 60 occupants. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime.

New Storytime Schedule Effective July 2, 2019 in preparation for the library's relocation to our new temporary facility during the seismic retrofit.

Storytimes will be on break the following dates: August 20 - September 7, 2019.

Children listening to story

​Infants and toddlers


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.


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:
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301
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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.