Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Congratulations, Mia! You completed the 1000 Books before Kindergarten Challenge

What's Going On


Summetime Math Games
A Weekly Math Club!
Wednesday, July 6-27
from 3:30 to 4 PM

For kids 6-8

Join us for addition, subtraction, probability, graphing, and beginning multiplication! Math has never been quite this fun !

Registration is required.

Have questions or want to register? Email Laura or call her at 603-898-7064.


Goldilocks Puppets
Fairytale Science -- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Thursday, July 21st
from 1-2 PM

For kids entering grades K and 1.

Can you build a chair strong enough for each bear in the family?

We will read the story and then children will get a chance to build chairs and test their strength! We will learn about having a plan, creating, and testing!

Registration is required.

Have questions or want to register? Email Laura or call her at 603-898-7064.


Drop-In Crafts for Kids
Monday, July 18th and 25th
from 9 AM to 7 PM

Join us whenever you come to the library for weekly Drop-in crafts. These crafts are aimed for kids as part of the summer activities at the Library.

There will be several to select from, with a new group each week throughout our summer program. Find them in the children's room!

Book Group

Photo Blizzard
Thursday, July 28th:
Session 1 at 11 AM
Session 2 at 12 PM

A blizzard is coming to Kelley Library with the Museum of Science - Blizzard Science!

For kids entering grades K+. Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche.

With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs against the forces of nature. Signup Today!!!


See What's Happening This Summer

Summer Reading Calendar

Week 4 Summer Reading Raffle

If your child put a ticket in the raffle for a free ice cream cone from McDonald's - they get one! Come by the Children's Room any day between now and August 31st to pick up your coupon!

Salem School District Suggested Reading


New -- Creation Station

Starting Monday, May 9th you can come by any time and create art! The Creation Station will now be a permanent feature in the Children's Room!What is it?

Create Crates - Red "Create Crates" contain everything you need to make art. Each crate has different supplies, and supplies will be refilled and changed regularly.

They are always available and there are no specific directions - use the supplies to create anything you can imagine!

To make sure our books and space stays clean and in good shape, one specific table will always be dedicated to using the crates. It is a space to experiment with the supplies, make something new, and even get a little messy!

Why is this important? The creative process holds important lessons and assists in child development. Developmental Benefits of Art: Motor Skills, Language Development, Decision Making, Visual Learning, Inventiveness, Cultural Awareness & Improved Academic Performance.

Read The Importance of Art in Child Development here on

ABC Mouse


What is ABC Mouse?

  • Award winning educational website for kids age 2 to 8
  • Easy enough for even the youngest computer users
  • Step by Step learning path with games and fun
  • Includes 6 levels with over 450 lessons and 5000 individual learning activities
  • There are no ads or external links
  • To access for FREE, you must be at the library
  • You can use your own Laptop, just search ""
  • Use the children's room computer
  • However, it is not available on tablets or smart phones
  • This special FREE version cannot be accessed from home.