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
Aug. 21
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Summer Salads11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Join us as we create a delicious summer salad using local ingredients from the Salem Farmers' Market. Demonstration by Health and Wellness Coordinator Kanoe Barth, of Center 50+.

Presenter: Kanoe Barth

Phone: 503-588-6303

Wednesdays with the Stars: Movies in Teen Scene3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

This week's movie: On the Basis of Sex(PG-13; 120 minutes; 2018) Teens are invited to kick back in Teen Scene and enjoy free weekly movies. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 23
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

This group offers snacks, silliness, and writing support for aspiring teen authors. Each meeting includes a "quick write" prompt and sharing as well as the opportunity for peer critiques. New members are always welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cancelled - Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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Neighborhood Enhancement Division
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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