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


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: 1am – 4:45pm

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

Book Club Information


What do we read? EVERYTHING!

Our selection criteria is very broad and often based on recommendations from our current book club participants. Each school year we try to read the Newbury award winner from the previous year as well as at least one book from the current Massachusetts Children’s Book Award list. We have frequently read books that are about to be turned into movies. Selections need to be available in paperback and appeal to a wide audience. We’ve read everything from graphic novels to school stories, non-fiction to science fiction. Got a book you’d like to discuss? Bring it up at the next book club!