March 3, 2016

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March 3, 2016

Preschool Program

Preschool Program theme is "Dr. Seuss". We will meet in the library meeting room. Program starts at 10:30 am. until approximatley 11:15 am.  We will read stories by Dr. Seuss, make a craft .  All area preschoolers are welcome to attend.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library card is not required.

March 13, 2016

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March 13, 2016

Daylight Savings Time Begins!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - Sunday, November 06, 2016

History of Daylight Saving Time — DST

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada. DST normally adds 1 hour to standard time with the purpose of making better use of daylight and conserving energy. This means that the sunrise and sunset are one hour later, on the clock, than the day before. 

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a way of making better use of the natural daylight by setting your clock forward one hour during the summer months, and back again in the fall.

March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

Pi Day

Anyone who remembers middle school geometry knows at least a little bit about Pi, the ratio that allows us to compute the circumference, area, and volume of round things.  March 14, or 3/14, is recognized by math geeks as Pi day. That happens every year.

 

March 17, 2016

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March 17 2016

St. Patrick's Day

March 23, 2016

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March 23, 2016

Library Closed

Salem Public Library will be closed today for Software Upgrades.

WHAT!? LIBRARY CLOSED DUE TO UPDATES? Aw, what a cute kitty.

March 22, 2016

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March 22, 2016

Book Talk

The Book Talk group will meet in the library meeting room at 1:00 pm. The book  for discussion will be "The Time Keeper" by Mitch Albom.

 

 

April 7, 2016

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April 7, 2016

Preschool Program

Preschool Program theme is "A Tree is Nice. We will meet in the library meeting room. Program starts at 10:30 am. until  approximately 11:15 am.  We will read stories about trees.  All area preschoolers are welcome to attend.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library card is not required.

April 10, - 16, 2016

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April 10 - 16 2016

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week - April 10-16, 2016: http://www.ala.org/nlw - The 2016 theme is Libraries Transform.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate.

 

April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Book Talk

Book Talk group will meet in the Library Meeting Room at 1:00 pm. The book for discussion is "Between Sundays" by Karen Kingsbury.

 

May 2 - May 8, 2016

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May 2 - May 8, 2016

Children's Book Week!

Celebrating children's book and reading since 1919. To find out more go to http://www.bookweekonline.com/. Help celebrate by sharing a favorite book with a special someone. Explore a new author or illustrator.

May 21, 2016

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Armed Forces Day

May 21, 2016

It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

May 21, 2016

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May 21, 2016

Parish J. Phelps author of  Whoo... Whoo... Is Making that Noise? will be here at the Salem Public Library to present us with a puppet show. This is approx. 1 1/2 - 2 hours long. Age tendered for Pre K - Elementary. This will also be a super day to sign-up for SRP (Summer Reading Program).

May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Book Talk

Book talk group wll meet in the Library Meeting Room at 1:00 pm. The book for discussion is "Angels at the Table" by Debbie Macomber.

June 2, 2016

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June 2, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm.  

  "Get in the Game! Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest"  

Details

Students who have finished any grade from 5th to 12th are invited to get creative at the library!

Prizes will be awarded for the most awesome entries in 2 categories: grades 5-8 and grades 9-12.

Artwork may be drawn any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

Judging will take place at 6:30 PM.

Chalk will be provided.

Parents or guardians must pre-register students at the library.

This event is free. A library card is not required.

Contact the library at 729-4331 for more information.

June 13, 2016 - July 18, 2016

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June 13, 2016 - July 18, 2016

Summer Reading Program

"On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Program"

                             This session will be for K-2nd.   Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grades  will meet on Mondays starting June 13, June 20,  June 27, July 11, and July 18.                       

Details
Young readers will explore all things sports and fitness this summer at the library. Join us in the north basement meeting room for stories and lots of fun! Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more. We will meet at 2:00 pm. 

Pre-register at the library beginning May 23rd. This program is FREE! No library card is needed.

 

June 15, 2016 - July 13, 2016

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June 15, 2016 - July 13, 2016

Summer Reading Program

"On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Summer Reading Program"

This session will be for 3rd. - 5th. grade.   Grades 3rd - 5th Grades will meet on Wednesdays starting June 15, June 22,  June 29, July 6, and July 13, 2016.

Details

Young readers will explore all things sports and fitness this summer at the library. Join us in the north basement meeting room for stories and lots of fun! Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more. We wil meet at 2:00 pm. 

Pre-register at the library beginning May 23rd. This program is FREE! No library card is needed.

 

June 28, 2016

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June 28, 2016

Book Talk

Book Talk group will meet in the Library Meeting Room at 1:00 pm.  The book to be discussed is "Five People You Meet in Heaven"  by Mitch Albom.

July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Book Talk

Book Talk group will meet in the meeting room today at 1:00 pm. The book for discussion will be "Night Road"  by Kristin Hannah.

 

August 23, 2016

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August 23 2016

Book Talk

Book talk group will meet in the Library Meeting Room at 1:00 pm. The book for discussion is "About Grace" by Anthony Doerr.

September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Book Talk

Book talk group will meet in the library meeting room at 1:00 p.m. The book for discussion will be " Emily & Einstein" by  Linda Francis Lee.

October 3, 2016

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October 3, 2016

"Share a Smile Day!"

A smile can turn someone's world around. Make it a point to "SMILE" today and say howdy to whomever you meet.

Origin of World Smile Day:

Harvey Ball of Worcester Ma. created World Smile Day. Concerned about over commercialization of his smiley, he felt one day a year should be dedicated to smiling and doing acts of kindness.

The first World Smiley Day celebration was on October 1, 1999. It is unclear why the date of the celebration was moved.
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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Book Talk

The book talk group will meet today at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the book " A Creed County Christmas" by Linda Miller.

 

November 22, 2016

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November 22, 2016

Book Talk

Book talk group will meet in the Library Meeting Room at 1:00 pm. The book for discussion is "Last Light" by Terri Blackstock.

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The Missouri Development Finance Board has made available, effective immediately, 50% tax credits to individuals and businesses who contribute toward the renovation of the former US Bank building which has been purchased by the Salem Public Library. Any contributions of $250 or more will be eligible for these tax credits. $200,000 worth of tax credits were awarded to the library to help create a facility that will serve the citizens of the Salem community for this and future generations.

All contributions are appreciated and will be used only for this renovation project. Download and complete Missouri Form 100 and mail to Missouri Development Finance Board along with your contribution. If you have any questions contact Glenda Wofford, Director, at 573-729-4331.