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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.

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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