Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Children's Department @ Kelley

     The Edward Reed Children's Room has books, music, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for children from birth through middle school. There are 2 computers with educational - games for preschoolers and early elementary aged children. There is a word processing computer for use by children, a computer with a wide variety of games for older children as well as 2 catalog computers.

     There is a growing play area for preschoolers including a Thomas the Train table, a play table with a variety of Duplo blocks and other toys, and a seating area sized for preschoolers to read picture books.

     A special Parenting section is offered, with a broad selection of books to help parents to explore important, delicate or challenging topics with their children. There are also materials to help teachers and home-schooling parents.

Book Group

Family Night
Create a Pet Jellyfish!
Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Do you love watching cool creatures swim in the ocean or aquarium? Have you ever wanted a pet jellyfish? Now's your chance! Create a "pet" jellyfish in a bottle and see them come alive in the water!

For kids ages 7-12 and a grownup. Registration required, sign up the Children's Room.

Book Group

Children Learn to Draw
Figure Drawing
Tuesday, October 20th at 3:30 PM

Looking for after school fun? Try or new Children Learn to Draw Series. Come and learn figure drawing through cross contour observations among other drawing exercises.

For grades 2-5, registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas by phone at 603-898-7064 or by email.

Salem School District Summer Reading

Summer reading lists for Salem schools is available at the School District website.

What's Going On

     Programming is offered to children of all ages, ranging from baby lapsit to programming for tweens and teens. There are a mix of series of related programs and special occasional programs. The Summer Reading Programs is also offered each summer. Please check out our Events Calendar for details.

     The programs for children ages 6 and below are offered in 9 week sessions 3 times a year. There are regular weekly programs for various age groups, as well as specialty programs such as Crafts and Music and Movement. Please refer to the preschool storytime brochure for complete details.

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.