Both Salem Public Library locations are currently closed due to COVID-19. No contact, by-appointment-only curbside service is available to Salem Public Library cardholders at Salem Public Library at Broadway Patrons are asked to keep materials at home until reopening. No fines will be charged. Staff are still available for you. Learn more about how to reach us and virtual services that are available 24/7. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

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What’s happening
Jul. 15
Quaran-Teen Book Chat3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This casual chat group focuses on a different book, book series, or book type each week. The time is split between trivia (using Kahoot), discussion of the week’s focus book, and books in general. Find out what we’re discussing on Facebook, the library website, or by event email. Sign up to get weekly notices about the Quaran-Teen Book Chat. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Visit Salem PL Island in Animal Crossing5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Animal Crossing

Hey, Salem! Have you been escaping to Animal Crossing during quarantine? We've been busy building a Salem Public Library Island and would love a visit from you! We'll open the gates to our Salem PL Island from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. Come visit!! Liv the Librarian will be on hand to answer IRL reference questions. You can take your picture in our virtual library, swap in-game recipes, and just have a look around. Check back on our Facebookpage. We'll post your Dodo code to join at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. ¡Hola, Salem! ¿Ha estado escapando a Animal Crossing durante la cuarentena? ¡Hemos estado ocupados construyendo una Isla de la Biblioteca Pública de Salem y nos encantaría una visita! Abriremos las puertas de nuestra isla Salem PL desde las 5-7 p.m. el miércoles 15 de julio. ¡Ven visitarnos! Liv, la bibliotecaria, estará disponible para responder a las preguntas de referencia del mundo real. Puede tomarse una foto en nuestra biblioteca virtual, intercambiar recetas del juego y echarnos un vistazo. Visite nuestra página de Facebook. Visite nuestra página de Facebookpage. Publicaremos el código Dodo para unirnos a las 5 p.m. el miércoles 15 de julio.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Rhys Thomas's Jugglemania OnlineDigital Meeting

Rhys Thomas is bringing his wacky brand of magic and comedy into your home. Sign up Phone: 503-588-6315

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Imagine Your Story 2020 Short Story Contest for Teens and AdultsLibrary Website

Entries due: July 15

Winners announced: August 20

Writers are invited to enter an Imagine Your Story 2020 Short Story Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded in each of three categories (Middle School, High School, and Adult). We are looking for short stories (250-1,500 words; fiction and non-fiction). Entries are judged on originality, plot and pacing, conventions, and emotional impact. Prizes awarded are $50 for first place; $20 for second place; and $10 for third place.

Review complete contest rules and enter online.

Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 16
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar8:00 a.m.8:20 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 o #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
In the interest of public health, both Salem Public Library locations - Salem Public Library at Broadway and the West Salem Library Branch – are temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Virtual Library services are available 24/7. Learn more about how to download free ebooks, eaudiobooks, and movies, do research, find information, study, and live chat with librarians at:
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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