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“World Class Library in our corner of the world”

Salem Public Library
Ranked #8 of 85 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

People need to know what a treasurer Salem Oregon has in it's library. From the Friends Store that sells posters, books, cups, other gagetry, to the children's section upstairs, to the rental of old vinyl and artwork, the have an endless variety of entertainment.

And you can always find a quiet corner to read.

1  Thank oregonbeach
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stop by the library to admire the fine collection of Northwest art purchased by the Library Foundation. Original paintings, prints, and sculpture are displayed on all three floors. A separate "Art to Go" collection of original art is available to check out at no cost! When in the Children's Dept., don't miss the skylight w/12 etched glass panels depicting classic children's literature scenes.

2  Thank salemite
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

I love the Salem Library for several reasons. First, they have an amazing childrens' section upstairs, where there is the Discovery Room, which changes themes several times a year, giving children hands' on discovery of science, food, and much more. There are several computers with educational and fun games kids can sign up for using in 30 minute increments, and, aside from the thousands of titles in the childrens' section, there is a cozy area where one can curl up with a book, or read to your kiddos.

Downstairs on the main level are all sorts of adult resources, microfiche, newspapers, books, and computers for searching titles at all the Libraries in the Willamette Valley. On the bottom floor is a whole area devoted to teens and a public computer room, where one can sign up to use the computers for an hour at a time. You can also rent VHS and DVD movies, CDs of all sorts of music, and get audiobooks.

There is so much to do at the Salem Library, you could spend a whole day there and never get tired.

1  Thank Lucinda H
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

I love the library for the variety of books, the help you can get in finding one, the knowledge of the librarians, and their children's programs.

1  Thank jeannecass
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

LIbraries have always been a comforting place for me. And being from a smaller town, I enjoy going to the Salem Library as well.

Thank Savannah B
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