Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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The Library will be closed on Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day.
We resume standard hours on Tuesday.

On Thursday, May 28th our catalog will be offline for maintenance. Access to the online catalog, your account, and databases will be inaccessible for the day.


Children's Program
Knitting with Maria

Every Tuesday at 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. Be sure to sign up!

Contact: Brittany Tuttle by phone 603-898-7064 or email.

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Childhood's End
By Arthur C. Clarke
Wednesday, June 3rd from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Kelley Library Non-Fiction Book Group
Moonwalking with Einstein: the Art and Science of Remembering Everything
By Joshua Foer
Wednesday, June 10th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Gravestones of New England
with Eleanor Gravazzi
Thursday, June 18th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Colonial gravestone carvers developed distinctive regional sytles of carving that are both fascinating and beautiful. The gravestones they produced reveal much about the beliefs and aesthetic preferences of early New Englanders.

Eleanor Gravazzi is a local historican and genealogist who has studied the development of New England gravestones and graveyards extensively.

This program will appeal to anyone with an interest in local history.

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
By Frank Herbert
Wednesday, July 1st from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

New & Notable

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.