Time Capsule Submissions

On September, 27th at 4pm during the Bicentennial Celebration there will be a time capsule buried on the Salem Public Library property. This capsule will be opened in 2064. We are currently accepting submissions for items to be put in the capsule.

Businesses, civic groups, and other organizations may submit items to be included in the time capsule. These items may vary in size and material type, so please call the Library to get approval on items submitted by groups. There will be no charge for these items, but they will need to be approved.

Individuals may submit items for the time capsule. These items are limited to being either a letter or photos. The letter must be small enough to fit into a business size envelope. Photos must be no larger than 4×6 and there is a limit of three photos per submission. There is a $10 charge for items to be included in the time capsule by individuals.

Space is limited in the time capsule, so please submit your item as soon as possible. We would like all submissions in by September 20th. For more information, please call the Salem Public Library at 812-883-5600.


Thursday, August 28th from 3:30pm-6pm or
Saturday, August 30th from 10:30am-12:30pm

For ages 4 to Grade 8
No registration needed

Come to the library and play life-size candyland! The library program room will be transformed into a giant game board.


Wendell Berry

Possibilities Book Club presents “An Evening of Wendell Berry” to honor the memory of Nancy Sturdevant Godfrey on August 12 at the Salem Public Library at 7:00 p.m.
Nancy Godfrey, who was a farmer and gardener all of her life, loved the books and poems of Wendell Berry, an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. In honor of Nancy’s devotion to Wendell Berry, her book club, Possibilities, presents this program of selections from Wendell Berry’s writings.

Golfing Through the Stacks

Have fun playing mini golf in the Library!!
There will be 9 holes and each hole will have a theme.

Thursday, July 17th from 6-8pm.
This program is free and for all ages
Registration is required. So call the Library 883-5600 to schedule your tee time.

*Please note that the other services of the Library will be closed during the event so we can golf throughout the whole Library!

Amazon John

Amazon John will be bringing his animals on
June 9th at 1:30pm to the Elizabeth St. Shelter House

This program is for all ages and no registration is required.
Come to the park and enjoy the show!

Walk and Read!

StoryWalk Pete the Cat

The ”Storywalk” ™ is up and ready to be viewed.
Walk along the new walking trail located at the Salem Middle School.
Start at the 0 mile marker, read the story, get some exercise and have some fun!
Book titles will change from time to time.

If you have your smartphone with you, scan the QR tag located on the first page along the route, so we know the number of people reading.

Thank you to the Mayor’s Office, The Salem Park and Recreation Department, and The Salem Middle School for allowing us to do this project.

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