Youth & Families

​You can help the young people in our community to develop their skills and interests. The City of Salem is committed to investing in the next generation. Through direct support and partnership, the City provides recreation activities, service learning opportunities, and other programs for the young people of Salem and their families.

What's happening
Jan. 28
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar10:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jan. 30
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Feb. 03
World Read Aloud Day 2021Digital Meeting

World Read Aloud Day, annually celebrated by millions on the first Wednesday of February, was ​founded by the nonprofit ​LitWorld​ in 2010 as an opportunity for people around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud and to advocate for stories as tools to build community, literacy, and equity. This year’s celebrations include a special focus on engaging communities virtually to bridge the educational and emotional gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing quarantines and school closures. Salem Public Library is celebrating with a special zany shared Read-aloud Storytime put together by SPL staff members, which will be available on our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Feb. 04
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar10:00 a.m.10:20 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Reads Author Talk: Eric O'Grey7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Eric O’Grey will speak about Walking with Peety, his memoir, the story of finding health and love with a shelter dog. Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the event: https://bit.ly/SR-event-signup Walking with Peety is the focus on the month-long Salem Reads: One Book, One Community project sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Events are planned throughout the month of February 2021 that explore the topics and themes of the book.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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