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  • Library Hours: The library building is open to the public Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Curbside services are available. Patrons may call to talk to a library staff member about library services. 812 883 5600.
  • Because You Matter. Telehealth Well-Being Appointments. Fall 2022 Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Salem Public Library 212 N. Main Street Salem, IN 47167 Need help with food, clothing, housing, and healthcare? Feeling stressed and need support? Need help getting motivated for change? Struggling with sadness, depression, or anxiety? Get free and confidential support online at your local library. Log on to a computer in a private setting and talk with a professional through video chat. This service is open to adults, 18 years of age and older. Indiana University School of Social Work students will host telehealth appointments under the supervision of licensed social workers. Please reserve your session in advance either in person at the library circulation desk, by phone at (812) 883-5600 or by email at salemindianalibrary@hotmail.com. In partnership with Indiana University Center of Rural Engagement and IU School of Social Work. Office of Community & Rural Affairs.
  • Spooky Stories. Join us at the Salem Public Library for an afternoon of spine-chilling stories performed by storyteller David Matlack. Saturday, October 8th at 3:00 p.m. Best suited for adults and teens. Space is limited. You may reserve a spot by calling 812-883-5600 or signing up at the library.
  • Book Club. Description: Discussion of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus When: Wednesday, October 5th, 10:45 - 11:45 am. Spooky Stories Storytelling Event When: Saturday, October 8th at 3:00 pm. Description: Join us for an afternoon of spine-chilling stories performed by storyteller David Matlack. Recommended age is for adults and teens. Space is limited, pre-registration recommended. Adult Painting Program. Description: We will be painting watercolor hydrangeas with a twist. Pre-registration is required. When: Thursday, October 20th, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Telehealth Well-Being Appointments Description: Get free and confidential support online and talk with a professional through video chat. This service is open to adults, 18 years of age and older. Pre-registration is required. Program runs through December. When: Mondays, 10 am - noon, and Wednesdays, 3-5 pm every week
  • After-School Programs. Description: This Fall the Salem Public Library will host fun and creative programming for students in grades 1-7. Pre-registration is required. When: October dates are on the 3rd, 17th, and 24th at 4:30 pm. Pre-school Storytime. Description: For children ages 2-5. October's theme is Halloween. When: Tuesday, October 18 at 10:30 am Pre-registration is required. You may register for programs by visiting us or by calling the library at 812-883-5600. Scary Story Contest Description: Open to all Washington County students in grades 2-12. Entry must be your own work. See flyer for details. When: Entries must be received by October 21st and must include a completed entry form to be considered for judging. Tiny Art Show Description: Open to ages 12 and older. Upon registration you will receive a mini art kit. Your artwork will be on display at the library during the month of December 2022. When: Registration begins October 17th. Have your art turned in by November 30th to be included in the show.
  • Downloadable E-books and Audiobooks

    The library offers services online with our downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this service please contact the library at 812-883-5600 or salemindianalibrary@hotmail.com and leave a message and we will get back with you. Here is more information on how to download material

    (Electronic Resource Borrowing).

    The Salem Public Library has WiFi service available in our parking lot area. The WiFi is available Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.