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.

Movie Night

Children's Learn to Draw Series
How to See Sizes, Angles and Proportions
Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 PM

Join us and learn how to see sizes, angles and proportions.

Using sighting devices and techniques participants will see size relationships, angle relationships, and more. For grades 2-5, registration required.

Movie Night

Kaleidoscope Family Night
Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30-7:30 PM

Join us on to make a kaleidoscope and color fun Mandala images! This activity is for children ages 6+ and their families.

Come right into the Children's Room, where everything will be set up and helpers will be available! Registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up.

Song Sharing

Monthly Song Sharing Night
Friday, December 4th from 7 to 8:45 PM

Do you have a song in your heart? Come share it with other song lovers at the Kelley Library! Bring yourselves, your voices, your acoustic instruments, and lyrics, to the Beshara Room on the first Friday of each month at 7:00pm.

We will have copies of the Rise Up Singing songbook to help inspire us! Each person will select one song per round we will sing as a group. Learn new songs and delight in old favorites. See you then!

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.