Saturday, September 24, 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 programming such as a LEGO Club, Library Lab after-school science program, and special events for families.

 Bring your children to the Salem Library!

 

 

Children Events

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What's new with Windows 10?  Come learn how to navigate your way through Microsoft's new operating system. 

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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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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.

September 27:  "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen

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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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This is a beginner class for people who need an introduction to Microsoft Word 2016. Please call the Library at 540-375-3089 if you wish to attend this class. 

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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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What's new with Windows 10?  Come learn how to navigate your way through Microsoft's new operating system. 

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.
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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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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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Build a foundation of computer skills by signing up for our 3-part basic class.  The program consists of an introduction to navigating a computer using a mouse or touchpad; learning the ins and outs of surfing the Internet, including online safety, virus protection, and improved search skills; and lastly, the use of email by sending and receiving messages and images. Please sign up for this class by calling the Salem Public Library at 540-375-3089.
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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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
Build a foundation of computer skills by signing up for our 3-part basic class.  The program consists of an introduction to navigating a computer using a mouse or touchpad; learning the ins and outs of surfing the Internet, including online safety, virus protection, and improved search skills; and lastly, the use of email by sending and receiving messages and images. Please sign up for this class by calling the Salem Public Library at 540-375-3089.
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Detective Cheyney from the Salem Police Department will be here to give you valuable insights on how to stay safe with all the social media outlets.  This is a must see for parents. 

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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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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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Learn about the basics of Microsoft Office Excel.  Please call us at 540-375-3089 to register for this class.
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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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
Learn about the basics of Microsoft Office Excel.  Please call us at 540-375-3089 to register for this class.
Salem Public Library (map)

Apple just came out with IOS 10!  Come to the Salem Public Library and learn how to use your iPad and learn a little about the new operating system.

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)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
Discover the all new IOS 10 operating system for use with your iPad.  Please call us at 540-375-3089 to register for this program.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
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.
Salem Public Library (map)
Discover the all new IOS 10 operating system for use with your iPad.  Please call us at 540-375-3089 to register for this program.
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Are you afraid to use the computer?  We will show you how to effectively and safely navigate your way through the internet.  Call us to register at 540-375-3089.
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Apple just came out with IOS 10!  Come to the Salem Public Library and learn how to use your iPad and learn a little about the new operating system.

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