Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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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Bouncy Baby Time is for infants and crawling toddlers

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Build & create with your friends!  Ages 6-12

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Bouncy Baby Time is for infants and crawling toddlers

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

Salem Public Library (map)

Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Join Annie Lin, Salem resident, to watch Tai Chi fan, sword, and stick exercises and demonstrations, have your name written in Chinese calligraphy, learn a Chinese New Year Song, and more!  All ages are welcome!  Juice and cookies will be served.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

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Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Bring any project you are working on, a skill you would like to share, or a technique you would like to learn!  This club is for everyone, beginners to lifelong knitters.  Sign up at the front desk or call 375-3089 and ask to speak with Nancy for more information.

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Bouncy Baby Time is for infants and crawling toddlers

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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.

January 31:  "A Week in Winter" by Maeve Binchy

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Bring any project you are working on, a skill you would like to share, or a technique you would like to learn!  This club is for everyone, beginners to lifelong knitters.  Sign up at the front desk or call 375-3089 and ask to speak with Nancy for more information.

Salem Public Library (map)

Bouncy Baby Time is for infants and crawling toddlers

Salem Public Library (map)

Build & create with your friends!  Ages 6-12.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Toddler Time is for walking toddlers thru 2 years old.

Salem Public Library (map)

Join us for great stories, singing and more!  Preschool storytime is for Ages 3+.

Salem Public Library (map)

Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Bring your cards and/or DS games to battle and trade!  Ages 6-12.

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It's our 80th birthday!!  Join us for a festive storytime celebrating our special day!

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

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Great stories, singing and more!!  Preschool Storytime is for ages 3+.

28 East Main St.  Salem VA 24153  / 540.375.3089

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