Sunday, August 30, 2015

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The goals of the Salem Public Library’s Children’s Department are to provide for the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the children of our area. Our aim is to promote equal access to all materials regardless of age, race, religion, economic status or physical challenge.

To meet these diverse goals, we review, select, and purchase resources that focus on the needs of children from the age of infancy to 11 years. This includes many formats such as board books, picture books, children’s fiction, books on CD & Tape, Playaways, read-alongs, DVDs, videos, and reference and parenting materials. 

Programming for this age group is a major part of our mission; Story Times for toddlers and pre-schoolers are offered in the daytime during the school year. Additionally, a partnership with students in the Roanoke College Honors Program offers a monthly Saturday Story Time. The six week Summer  Program promotes reading for school age children and pre-readers by offering incentives and providing a wide variety of crafts, magic and  puppetry shows , musical performances, and story times for children registering at the Salem Public Library.

 

Children Events

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This “lap sit” program is for babies who aren’t walking yet and toddlers who like “lap time”.  Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, board books, and interactive play. Bouncy Baby Time is about 20 minutes long, followed by informal playtime. No registration required.  Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
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Toddlers who are walking confidently will have fun at this interactive storytime. Come listen to stories, dance and sing, and interact with friendly families. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required. Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
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Children age 4 and up who aren’t in kindergarten yet are ready for a traditional storytime! Themed programs will include picture books, songs, rhymes, and creative movement. Preschool storytime is about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required.  Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
Salem Public Library (map)
Toddlers who are walking confidently will have fun at this interactive storytime. Come listen to stories, dance and sing, and interact with friendly families. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required. Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
Salem Public Library (map)
Children age 4 and up who aren’t in kindergarten yet are ready for a traditional storytime! Themed programs will include picture books, songs, rhymes, and creative movement. Preschool storytime is about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required.  Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
Salem Public Library (map)
This “lap sit” program is for babies who aren’t walking yet and toddlers who like “lap time”.  Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, board books, and interactive play. Bouncy Baby Time is about 20 minutes long, followed by informal playtime. No registration required.  Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
Salem Public Library (map)
Toddlers who are walking confidently will have fun at this interactive storytime. Come listen to stories, dance and sing, and interact with friendly families. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required. Parents/caregivers must attend with child.
Salem Public Library (map)
Children age 4 and up who aren’t in kindergarten yet are ready for a traditional storytime! Themed programs will include picture books, songs, rhymes, and creative movement. Preschool storytime is about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday. No registration required.  Parents/caregivers must attend with child.

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