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Share Your Art - Submit through August 15

July 22, 2021

Artists of all ages are invited to share their creations through Salem Public Library this summer, through an Art Gallery for Children and an Art Contest for Teens and Adults.

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Salem Public Library at Broadway Reopens July 6th

July 2, 2021

Salem Public Library is pleased to announce the temporary SPL at Broadway location, 1400 Broadway St. NE, will reopen for browsing and other limited services from Tuesday, July 6 to Tuesday, August 17. Services will include browsing, holds pickup, limited public computer use and printing, WiFi access, and library cards.

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Library Renovation Includes New Safety and Access Features

June 11, 2021

Signage and building organization are among improved features

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Sign Up for the 2021 Summer Reading Club

June 1, 2021

Children, teens, adults - readers of every age are invited to be a part of the Reading Colors Your World 2021 Summer Reading Club! It is easy and fun to participate! Registration is open now through Beanstack online or the Beanstack app, available for phones, tablets, and other devices.

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Book chosen for 2022 Salem Reads

May 27, 2021

After tallying the many votes of readers in our community, we have a winner for the 2022 Salem Reads book: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A Tale for the Time Being is available to read or listen to in preparation for Salem Reads in February 2022.

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Library of Things Community Survey

May 14, 2021

Salem Public Library is creating a Library of Things and we need your help! What special items would you be most interested in checking out? Tell us through our Library of Things Community Survey, open now until June 1.

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Library Design-Build Team Shares Career Experience with Students

April 30, 2021

Event offers bridge between concepts and careers

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Food for Fines Returns - May 1-15

April 21, 2021

Salem Public Library’s Food for Fines returns for its second year of its no-contact virtual program, still benefiting Marion Polk Food Share, Salem Public Library, and your community. For every $1 donated to Marion Polk Food Share, Salem Public Library will reduce library fines by $5. This applies to overdue fines only.

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Renovation in Miniature: Refreshing the Library Dollhouse

April 15, 2021

Beloved library dollhouse will attract new generations of children

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Waterfalls and Library Books are Key Themes of New Art

March 5, 2021

Learn about Amanda Wojick design for a sculpture at the Salem Public Library, celebrating two things she loves: landscapes and public libraries.

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Salem Public Library at Broadway
Open for browsing and limited services at the temporary location, Salem Public Library at Broadway, from Tuesday, July 6 to Tuesday August 17:

Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-6 p.m.
1400 Broadway ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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