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
Jun. 20
Teen Summer Reading Club Kickoff: Outdoor Shenigans and New Sixth-Grader Welcome3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Peace Plaza
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

All middle and high school-aged youth are invited to enjoy outdoor games, crafts, treats, and more. New sixth-graders can get tours of Teen Scene. Free. Drop in anytime!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 21
Toddler/Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

Lapsit and Toddler Storytimes are just right for parents with babies and toddlers through age 2 ½ to enjoy together.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Make Music Day Salem at Salem Public Library11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.Peace Plaza
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

A variety of acts will offer up live outdoor music for everyone to enjoy as part of the 4th annual Make Music Day in Salem.

11 a.m.-12 noon - Los San Patricios Radio Ensemble

12-12:30 p.m. - A Cafellas, men's a capella from South Salem High School

12:30-1:15 p.m. - Rocky Lavine (singer/songwriter; folk and jazz)

1:15-2 p.m. - Pedro & Tribe Culture (Latin; reggae; world)

2-2:45 p.m. - Vanessa Areli (indie-rock singer/songwriter)

2:45-3:30 p.m. - Guitar Jam Session (mass guitar lesson from Martin Guitar; free songbooks to keep)

Free and open to the public. (Rain location: Loucks Auditorium)

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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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Jun. 22
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement. 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).

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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