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Thanks for visiting the Salem Public Library Children’s Room website!

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Here you’ll find information about our activities, our book clubs, our rules, and our library! We’re in the process of updating this page, so check back often for new information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Courtney, the Head of the Children’s Department, or call us at 978-744-9667.


The Children’s Room Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8:45pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 4:45pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4:45pm

The Children’s Room, the Reference Room and the Stacks close 15 minutes before the Main Desk.

June’s New Picture Books!

May’s New Picture Books!


  • Anderson, Derek
    Ten Pigs
    One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs–and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.


  • Brown, Jeffrey
    Darth Vader And Friends
    Eisner Award winning author Jeffrey Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2, the bounty hunters, and other favorite characters. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing, intergalactic rebellion and more all come into play as Brown’s charming illustrations and humor irresistibly combine the adventures of our friends in a galaxy far, far away with everyday events closer to home.

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April’s New Picture Books!


  • Allen, Kathryn Madeline
    Show Me Happy
    “Explores simple actions and concepts that children learn as they start to socialize and communicate”–

  • Antony, Steve
    Betty Goes Bananas
    Betty the gorilla gets very upset when she is unable to peel her banana, and every effort Mr. Toucan makes to help her only seems to make things worse.

  • Appelt, Kathi
    Counting Crows
    The reader is invited to count hungry crows as they hunt for savory snacks.

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