Friday, December 09, 2016

About Us

The Children’s Services Department of the Salem Public Library is here to support families with children of all ages and abilities who want to encourage a love of reading, a curiosity about the world, and a focus on learning. The Salem Library is a wonderful place to bring your family for a variety of services, programs, and educational materials. Our aim is to promote equal access to all materials regardless of age, race, religion, economic status, or physical challenge.

We review, select, and purchase resources that focus on the needs of children from birth to 11 years old. Library resources include board books, picture books, beginning readers (“I Can Reads”), fiction (chapter books), biographies, nonfiction, graphic novels/comics, audiobooks on CD, Playaways, read-alongs (book kits), music CDs, and DVDs. You’re welcome to come and explore our AWE computers and enjoy our comfy “rocker” reading chairs, and an assortment of early literacy toys for use in the Children’s Services area. 

Children’s programs make the Salem Library a vibrant and engaging destination for families. Storytimes for babies, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are in session throughout most of the year, and our Summer Reading Program kicks off after Salem City Schools dismiss for summer break and runs through the end of July. We also offer seasonal programs and special events for families throughout the year.  Please check our program calendar and make sure to select "Children" at the top left drop-sown menu.

 Bring your children to the Salem Library!

 

 

Children Events

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Need to unwind.  We will be having Games Galore in the meeting room.  We will have board games, Wii, XBox 360 and a whole bunch of games you can play.
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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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Walking toddlers and 2-year-olds 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.
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Children age 3 and up are ready for a traditional storytime! Themed programs include picture books, songs, rhymes, and creative movement. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday.
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Walking toddlers and 2-year-olds 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.
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Children age 3 and up are ready for a traditional storytime! Themed programs include picture books, songs, rhymes, and creative movement. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, followed by an informal playtime or craft. Join us Wednesday or Thursday.
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Kids ages 6-12 years old can come and enjoy an hour of “free build” LEGO time and share their creations with the club. Join the LEGO fun! No registration required.
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School’s out, so bring your family for a fun morning of books and play at the library. Includes picture books, songs, and literacy activities. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program is most appropriate for kids 8 and under, but all are welcome! Join us Wednesday or Thursday.
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School’s out, so bring your family for a fun morning of books and play at the library. Includes picture books, songs, and literacy activities. Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program is most appropriate for kids 8 and under, but all are welcome! Join us Wednesday or Thursday.
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Join us for our monthly book club.  We meet the last Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm.  No registration is required.  Copies of the book may be available at the circulation desk.

December 27:  "A Redbird Christmas" by Fannie Flagg

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