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Salem Public Library offers no contact, by-appointment-only Curbside Service  at Salem Public Library at Broadway, 1400 Broadway St NE. We are also here to serve you with virtual services via telephone, email, chat, and through our website, available 24/7. Library buildings remain closed to the public due to COVID-19.

 Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

Access your Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS) account to renew items, check on holds and fines or find out if the item you want is available.

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Do you have holds listed as available for pick up at SPL at Broadway or West Salem?

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What’s happening
Apr. 21
Let's Talk Books! Virtual Book Club for Adults12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Sign up to receive the Zoom links to participate in the virtual book club! Copies of the eBooks are available in unlimited quantities on Library2Go (the Libby app).* Join us as we discuss the following books:

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad | On Zoom

*OverDrive, the company behind the Oregon Digital Library Consortium's eBook platform Library2Go, has made some eBook titles available for unlimited checkouts through the middle of December 2021. If you're unsure how to download a library eBook through Library2Go, please email [email protected] for detailed instructions or call (503) 588-6315 and leave a message for a library staff member to call you back.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Books Please! Teen Book Discussions5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Each monthly meeting (on Zoom for now) includes trivia questions, talking about the book, and a chance to share ideas for more reading. Book themes will change three times a year, so many types of books will be included. We welcome anyone from one-time visitors to regular monthly participants.

The current theme - chosen by middle and high school readers - is Science Fiction/Dystopia:

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 - "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman;

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 - "Renegades" by Marissa Meyer

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 - "Steelheart" by Brandon Sanderson

Sign up to get a reminder and Zoom login information the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Apr. 22
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 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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Earth Day Live Stream Event from Talewise1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Salem Public Library and Talewise presents: "Revenge of the Toxic Robot" a live streaming Earth Day mystery. A group of friends discovers an illegal dumpsite deep in the woods. When they investigate, they meet an eccentric robot powered by toxic sludge!

Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to explore the mystery and discover some exciting science concepts along the way! Sign up to receive a Zoom invitation.

Special note for teachers: In order for kids to participate in the questions and polls during the program, it is recommended that students in each household sign up to receive an individual Zoom invitation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Alzheimer's Education Session: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Two education programs presented by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Salem Public Library will be available in April via Zoom. Sign up now to receive the Zoom link by email the day before the session. Sign up to get the Zoom link on the day before the event.

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on Zoom - This education program will help you recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

Dementia Dementia Conversations - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 on Zoom - If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking, and behavior, this program will provide tips and strategies for difficult—but important—conversations about changes that may be related to dementia.

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.

Limited contactless Curbside Service for hold pickup and return of checked out library materials is available by appointment only: http://bit.ly/SPL-at-curbside

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: https://bit.ly/SPL-Virtual.
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Salem OR 97301
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