Teen Scene at the Library

A group of five teenagers sitting and standing by bookshelves reading books.

Teen Scene, on Floor 2 of the Main Library, provides services for middle and high school-aged youth (from 5th grade completion to the summer after high school completion generally 11 1/2 – 18 years old).

Teen Scene has two parts: a large area with bookshelves, study tables, and seating; and the fantastic Teen Scene Room that is now open:


  • Tuesday-Thursday 3-7 p.m.
  • Friday 3-5 p.m.
  • Saturday 1-5 p.m.


The Teen Scene books and other library items are available to everyone to browse and check out during all open hours of Salem Public Library. Seating in the entire Teen Scene area is always reserved for teens and the adults who are visiting with them.

What makes the Teen Scene Room so special?

  • Friendly library staff to help you find a great book to read or a fun activity
  • Gaming systems (including a new Switch with 14 games!)
  • Board games!
  • Puzzles!
  • Chalk wall!
  • Booth seating with power and USB plugs
  • The new Music Exploration Station - instruments to play or practice on during your visit
  • Teen Scene Study Room - available only to middle and high school youth (you can even reserve it up to one week in advance online.)


Teen Activities and Events
At times, we will have additional activities and events for teens in the Teen Scene Room or nearby, in the Storytime Rooms on Floor 2. Keep up with what's happening by following us on Facebook or signing up for email alerts.

Homework and research help

Help is always available at the Teen Scene Ask Me Desk. We can't do your homework for you, but we can point you to the resources that you need. We have many online resources available from our Homework and Research Help​ page.

Contact us

Salem Public Library

Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Curbside Service Hours (by appointment only; library building closed to the public):
Sunday 10-11 a.m.


Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, and study.
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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