Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Things To Do @ Kelley

raffle Quilt Raffle

Stop by and purchase a raffle ticket for this WONDERFUL quilt.

It was donated by the Wednesday Group Merrimack Valley Quilters and quilted by Catherine Harnisch.

Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held on October 4th.


K.L.A.S -- Lecture
with Stephen Carey

Thursday, September 18th from 7 to 8:45 PM

Local woodworker and author Stephen Carey will present a program intended to help woodworders advance their craft. This Program will appeal to non-woodworkers who are curious about the creative process of working with wood.

Please be sure to see a selection of works by Mr. Carey now on display in the first floor hallway.


Annual Book Sale
Saturday, September 20th
from 9am to 2pm

and Monday, the 22nd from 9-7

In conjunction with Salem Fest, the library is pleased to announce its annual book sale. Stop by to browse hundreds of books and media at great prices!

Find bargains! We have CDs, DVDs, audio books, fiction, non-fiction, children's books, paperbacks, magazine, and much more.

Please be sure to check out the Salem Fest flyer for more information.

Book Group

Non-Fiction Book Group
A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ismael Beah

Wednesday, October 8th from 7 to 8:30 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Kelley Library Book Group
The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood

Wednesday, September 24th from 7 to 8:30 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

KLAS Ladies' Night at Kelley
Thursday, September 25th
from 6 to 8 PM

Shauna Gullbrand, a local life coach, will be hosting a new series of programs designed exclusively for women in the Salem community.

These programs are designed to make you feel more positive about yourself and enjoy what is good about you. This will be program where judgment and criticism are left at the door.

Book Group

Salem Loves Seniors Book Group
The Gift of Years
by John Chittister

Wednesday, September 30th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Drop by for a disccusion with our new daytime Book Group. Salem Loves Seniors book Group will be facilitated by Greystone Farm.

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
The Doomsday Book
by Connie Willis

Wednesday, October 1st 7:30 to 8:30 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Conversations Conversations@Kelley
Thursday, October 16th
from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Looking for some great conversation? Join us for this monthly program which offers an opportunity for thoughtful conversation.

This month's topic: Are sports fans hypocritical regarding the behavior of profesional athletes? Joan Fardella will be the leader/guide of the conversations.


K.L.A.S -- Lecture
Big Trees of New Hampshire
with Kevin Martin

Thursday, October 16th from 7 to 8:45 PM

Kevin Martin is a builder of wooden boats and the author of Big Trees of New Hampshire: Short Hikes to the Biggest Trees in New Hampshire from the Seacoast to the North Country.

His talk tonight will bring you through the woods (and into some cities) all over New Hampshire to find the most impressive trees in the state.

New & Notable


Wireless Printing from Laptops

We now offer patrons the ability to print in-house from a laptop. Instructions can be found here.

Summer Program


The TumbleBook Library is a collection of interactive animated talking storybooks for children. Children can read the text themselves or have the stories read to them. Stories are available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. This is an excellent learning experience for young children.


New Microfilm Reader
The Library has a collection of local newspapers dating back some 50 years. Using this resource has just gotten much easier: we recently replaced our very old microfilm reader with a new state of the art unit.

The new reader uses a computer interface and is capable of precise cropping and printing. The reader will also save images as digital files so users can take material home on a USB drive.


New Resource Naxos Music

Naxos Music is the world's largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 85,000 CDs. On average, 1,000 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the catalogs of nearly 200 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month.

Music can be streamed to any computer or enjoyed on an Android or Apple device with the appropriate app. If you would like to use Naxos on a mobile device, please look here for instructions.


New Resource AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is a comprehensive reference and marketing resource. This simple, user-friendly tool provides details on every business and every household within the U.S. Use it to look up a phone number or tap into its advanced search options to plan your business marketing strategies.

Book Group

New! IndieFlix Movies

We are pleased to announce that the Kelley Library now provides access to IndieFlix. If you have a library card with us, you can now stream thousands of independent movies to your computer.

To start watching visit this link and sign up for an account. The process is quick and simple and you will be watching movies in a matter of minutes.


eBook Class. If you have an eBook reader, this class is for you. Come and learn how you can download eBooks from our Overdrive service in this hands-on demonstration. Overdrive is funded cooperatively by New Hampshire libraries and allows our patrons to download popular titles at no cost to them. Be sure to bring your eReader and its USB cable. You can view a list of compatible devices here.

Registration is required for these classes. To register, fill out this online registration form or call the Reference desk at 898-7064.