Saturday, February 13, 2016

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.

 

Children Events

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Bring a skein of chunky yarn and learn to knit beautiful scarves without needles!  One skein + one scarf; #6 weight recommended.
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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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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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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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Set up a free email account and learn how to read and send email to family, friends, and business contacts.
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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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Set up a free email account and learn how to read and send email to family, friends, and business contacts.
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Det. Todd Cheyney from the Salem Police Department will help parents learn about the dangers of social media websites and apps and how to keep your child safe!  Det. Cheyney will discuss strategies for monitoring your child’s online activity and for maintaining open discussion regarding internet safety with your child. Thursday, Feb. 18th * 6:30 PM, Salem Public Library * 28 E. Main Street

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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 tea, cookies, and lively discussion of the book of the month!  Sign up and get your copy of this month's selection at the front desk.  This month's book is "China Dolls" by Lisa Sea.
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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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Learn to use our library databases with an Overview of Chilton, Pronunciator Languages, Learning Express Career Prep, and more.
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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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Keep your files safe and portable by learning to use these srorage options!
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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)
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.
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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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Learn to use the newest Windows operating system! Includes an intro to Edge, the newest internet browser, and Cortana, Windows 10's AI personal assistant.
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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.
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Learn to use the newest Windows operating system! Includes an intro to Edge, the newest internet browser, and Cortana, Windows 10's AI personal assistant.
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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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Curious minds, please join us! Library Lab is a hands-on after-school science program for kids in grades 3 to 5. Registration required: only 10 kids per session. Each month you can register for a Tuesday OR a Thursday (same program!). Please register at the front desk for next month’s session or call 375-3089. Email Hilary at hpkennard@salemva.gov with any questions. More information at librarylabfun.weebly.com.
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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.
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Use iTunes to purchase music, rip tracks, burn CD's ond organize your music collection!
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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)
Curious minds, please join us! Library Lab is a hands-on after-school science program for kids in grades 3 to 5. Registration required: only 10 kids per session. Each month you can register for a Tuesday OR a Thursday (same program!). Please register at the front desk for next month’s session or call 375-3089. Email Hilary at hpkennard@salemva.gov with any questions. More information at librarylabfun.weebly.com.

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