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Salem Public Library

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Address: 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
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You Don't have to be a kid to visit the Salem Public Library!

Yes the kids love the library but there are attractions for adults too! The staff is really helpful in helping you find answers to any topic. Stop in sometime and see for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ROBERT M
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes the kids love the library but there are attractions for adults too! The staff is really helpful in helping you find answers to any topic. Stop in sometime and see for yourself.

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Thank ROBERT M
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is such a great experience. I have been taking my 6 yr old grandson here to pick out a pile of books for him to read and me to read. He is looking forward to going again after each pile have been finished. The inside of the building is cozy with comfortable seats all around the library. The... More 

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Thank V883RYlynns
Newberg, Oregon
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent large library walking distance from the Grand Hotel. Small but nice public gardens with ponds adjacent to library. Parking meters so bring change

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Thank Newbergians
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The public library has many of the amenities we expect in a library. A good local history section. They lack good microfilm services, and the reader is in serious need of servicing, and have no/few archives. Some online content for photos. Open regular hours during the week, some very odd hours on the weekend. Parking is metered which is very... More 

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Thank David L
Salem Oregon, USA
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great ambiance... lot's of stuff for kids to do, and every weekend they have different displays and things to do. Last time we went, they had a robotics display. My son was in hog-heaven!

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Thank FineIrishLass
Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have a great variety of books and computers anyone can use to send resumes and just for information!

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Thank gwplmrm
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There is a parking garage next to the building that has meters. Great stuff for kids like backpacks that are kits to explore things like feelings. Saw one on anger, sadness and stuff like that. Books and activities that explore that concept are in the backpack so you just pick up a backpack and instant lessen for a little one.... More 

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Thank Nightengale64
Palmer, Alaska
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Take my grandchildren here on a regular basis. The staff is very helpful and attentive to check in and out materials. Cheerfully provide print outs of what items they show as currently checked out and when they are due for return. The grandkids usually have many books and dvds check out on their accounts.

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Thank mushroom2
Salem
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

A well stocked and maned public library, A very cleaned well stocked library, before going be sure to look up the operating hours, because they are cut back some in the winter months.

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Thank Gabriele R
Salem
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Having lived in Salem previously it did not take us long to get back to the library, A lovely building with plenty of books of all varieties and plenty of other amenities as well. They have an especially inviting children's program. The staff is professional and well informed. Paying for parking is a bit of a pain. Their selection of... More 

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Thank John V

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