Adventures in Art

February 12th – Acrylic Art Project – Grades 2-5
February 26th – Name Art Necklace or Bracelet – Grades 6-12
March 19th – Resist Art Project – Grades 3-8
April 9th – Thaumatropes – Grades 6-12
May 7th – Mother’s Day Art Project – Grades 2-5

All of the Adventures in Art programs are at 4:00pm
Pre-registration is required. You may stop by the library or call 883-5600 to pre-register for these programs.

Lego Links

Like to build? Like a Challenge? At each Lego program we will give you a challenge

Thursday, January 29th – Ice Masters
Thursday, March 12th – It’s Limited?
Thursday, April 23rd – Collaboration is the Key


For Grades 2-8
No registration is required
We will provide the Legos

Holiday Closings

The Library will be closed
Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday

The Library will be closed
Wednesday, December 31st and Thursday, January 1st for the New Year Holiday



Time Capsule Event

Saturday, September 27th


9:30am – We will remove the stone marker and dig up the 1964 capsule (the capsule will not be opened at this time)

4:00pm – The 1964 capsule will be opened and items taken out for viewing
The 2014 capsule will be filled with items and sealed

After the 2014 capsule has been sealed, the 1964 items will be on display to be viewed inside the library building

If you have personal items that were left for you or your family in the 1964 capsule we will have forms available for you to request the item. No items will be taken from the library on the 27th, but will be distributed later. If the item’s intended recipient is here at the opening, you will be able to view the letter on the 27th.

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.