Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Book Group

Kelley Library Non-Fiction Book Group
Twelve Years a Slave
By Solomon Northrup
Wednesday, September 9th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.


Kelley Library Movie Night
The Trouble with Harry
Starring Shirley MacLaine and Edmund Gwenn
Friday, September 11th from 6:30 to 8:40 PM


Liberty Ships of WWII
With Robin Neill
Thursday, September 17th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Please join us for our first K.L.A.S lecture of the 2015-16 season. We are pleased to welcome Robin Neill for a talk on the history of Liberty Ships. Robin is a local maritime historian and skilled model-shipbuilder.

In the short time between 1941 and 1943, U.S. shipyards built nearly 3,000 Liberty Ships to meet Allied cargo transportation needs. A number of these were later reconfigured to serve as troop transports.

This talk will focus on the design of the ships and their role in the war. Robin will also discuss aspects of model ship-building. His scale model of a Liberty Ship will be on hand for reference.

Book Group

Kelley LIbrary Book Group
Moon Tiger
By Penelope Lively
Wednesday, September 30th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
By Ken Grimwood
Wednesday, October 7th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.


Children's Program
Knitting with Maria

Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Maria Delpin, expert knitter, will be leading a series of knitting classes just for kids ages 8 and up. Come to learn to knit or to improve your skills.

Needles and yarn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own size 10 needles and worsted weight yarn.

New students interested in attending should contact Brittany Tuttle by phone 603-898-7064 or email.

New & Notable

Job Opening

The Kelley Library currently has a job opening for Head of Youth Services.

For more information about the position and application process, please refer to the job posting and job description.

We recently unveiled our millennials collection. These books are displayed on shelves near the circulation desk. The millennials collection focuses on titles of interest to adults who range in age from roughly 18 to 30.

If you are a member of this demographic we would love to hear what books interest you. To this end, we have set up an online suggestion form that you can use to recommend purchases.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer Transparent Language. Transparent language is used by libraries, schools, and the US military and government.

Transparent Language features a scientifically-proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface - And with 95+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner.


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.


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.