Thursday, May 28, 2015

About US

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.

Come and join us for the Children's Summer Reading Program.  This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story".  Who's your Hero?  Come share with us this summer!  Click here for the children's summer calendar schedule.

 

Children Events

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Join us on Saturday mornings April-June for "Library on the Lawn" whee the lawn becomes your playground with a different game each week!  9:00am to 12:00pm.
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Come join the Lego Club and build your dreams!

Ages: 6-12.

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Join us on Saturday mornings April-June for "Library on the Lawn" whee the lawn becomes your playground with a different game each week!  9:00am to 12:00pm.
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It's time for toddler fun!  Join us for playtime with play dough, puzzles, soft toys, arts and crafts, music and more!

Ages: birth to 5 years.

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Join us on Saturday mornings April-June for "Library on the Lawn" whee the lawn becomes your playground with a different game each week!  9:00am to 12:00pm.
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Come join the Lego Club and build your dream!

Ages: 6-12.

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Come join us for our Summer Reading opening program.  Watch Jon Austin as he dazzles us with his magic, juggling and unicycle act.
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Come join us for our Summer Reading opening program. Watch Jon Austin as he dazzles us with his magic, juggling and unicycle act.
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It's Thursday story time.  Children, ages 2-5, are invited to come for engaging stories.
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Who: Kids in grades 1-8 (any reading level). What:Practice reading with the support of a sweet furry friend! Why:Gain confidence in reading + spend time with a homeless pet! When:3rd Friday of every month from 3:30-4:30pm. Where: Salem Library meeting room. How:Sign-up for your 10-minute time slot. (*Pre-registration is required!*) 
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Join us on Saturday mornings April-June for "Library on the Lawn" whee the lawn becomes your playground with a different game each week!  9:00am to 12:00pm.
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Our front lawn will be transformed into a petting zoo from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Come and interact with some unique and wonderful animals!
It's that time of year again so let your creativity shine!  Come make a craft you can take home.
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Join us on Saturday mornings April-June for "Library on the Lawn" whee the lawn becomes your playground with a different game each week!  9:00am to 12:00pm.

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