Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Book Group

Salem Loves Seniors Book Group
Rules of Aging
by Roger Rosenblatt

Tuesday, October 28th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Drop by for a disccusion with our new daytime Book Group. Salem Loves Seniors book Group will be facilitated by Greystone Farm.

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Kelley Library Book Group
by Sally Gunning

Wednesday, October 29th from 7 to 8:30 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Walking Tour of the Old Graveyard in Salem Center
with Eleanor Gavazzi

Saturday, November 1st at 2:30 PM

Children and families are invited to join character historian and author Eleanor Gavazzi on a walking tour of the Old Graveyard in Salem Center. Dressed as Revolutionary War heroine Prudence Wright, Eleanor will introduce us to the symbolism and history of graveyards and gravestones, using examples from our local cemetery.

The tour is meant to make history come alive, not to be scary. Please wear your Halloween costume for extra fun! *Tour will begin from the Historical Society parking lot. Cemetery is handicap accessible.

Meet at the Historical Society parking lot. Rain date Saturday, November 8th

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Darwin's Radio
by Greg Bear

Wednesday, November 5th from 7 to 8 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Movie and Presentation by NH Spinners and Dyers

Monday, November 10th at 3 PM

Children and families are invited to watch Disney's Maleficent (rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images), as well as take pictures using props inspired by the picture against a green screen background. Purple and black snacks are provided to help set a villainous vibe.

Make sure to arrive by 3pm for great seats and to hear from Cheryl and Denise, members of the NH Spinners and Dyers Guild, who will talk about why spinning wheels were so important in the time the fairy tale is set. They will also talk about the process of spinning yarn, show off some pieces they've made, and answer any questions from the audience.

Book Group

Family Night
Let's Rewrite a Story Family Night

Wednesday, November 12th from 6:30-7:30 PM

Kids aged 6 - 10 and their families will alter board books in the style of Jon Scieszka's Battle Bunny. Work as a family editing words and pictures to make the story funnier, scarier, or more exciting.

Supplies will be provided, as well as the book to alter. Copies of Battle Bunny will be available ahead of the program for participants to get the idea. Be sure to register. Contact: Brittany Tuttle 603-898-7064.

Book Group

Non-Fiction Book Group
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
by Winston Groom

Wednesday, November 12th from 7 to 8:30 PM

This book group is open to all. Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.


K.L.A.S -- Lecture
The Softer Side of Celtic:
an Evening of Music

with Jeff Snow

Thursday, November 20th from 7 to 8:45 PM

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. .

New & Notable


Wireless Printing from Laptops

We now offer patrons the ability to print in-house from a laptop. Instructions can be found here.

Summer Program


The TumbleBook Library is a collection of interactive animated talking storybooks for children. Children can read the text themselves or have the stories read to them. Stories are available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. This is an excellent learning experience for young children.


eBook Class. If you have an eBook reader, this class is for you. Come and learn how you can download eBooks from our Overdrive service in this hands-on demonstration. Overdrive is funded cooperatively by New Hampshire libraries and allows our patrons to download popular titles at no cost to them. Be sure to bring your eReader and its USB cable. You can view a list of compatible devices here.

Registration is required for these classes. To register, fill out this online registration form or call the Reference desk at 898-7064.