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
Mar. 13
SPL Storytime at Home9:00 a.m.9:30 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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Mar. 17
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

Mar. 18
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 o #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Web Design with HTML Workshop for Teens4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Middle and high school students are invited to build coding skills as they create a website using HTML. Planned and led by experienced coders from the library’s Teen Advisory Board, this three-part workshop will teach skills useful for school now and your professional life later. The sessions will teach how to express yourself by coding your own website and help you understand the websites you use on a daily basis at a higher level.

Each day of the workshop builds on the other, so please sign up expecting to attend all three sessions. A small amount of “homework” will be expected between sessions. Space is limited. Sign up now at:

Registered students will receive Zoom access information the day before the first workshop session.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Mar. 19
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Bucket of Words meets monthly on the third Friday of the month, offering practice and support for aspiring writers of middle and high school age. Meetings include writing prompts for individual or group writing and optional time for sharing. New members are always welcome.

Sign up to get monthly notices about Bucket of Words. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

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:

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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