Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Children's Department @ Kelley

     The Edward Reed Children's Room has books, music, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for children from birth through middle school. There are 2 computers with educational - games for preschoolers and early elementary aged children. There is a word processing computer for use by children, a computer with a wide variety of games for older children as well as 2 catalog computers.

     There is a growing play area for preschoolers including a Thomas the Train table, a play table with a variety of Duplo blocks and other toys, and a seating area sized for preschoolers to read picture books.

     A special Parenting section is offered, with a broad selection of books to help parents to explore important, delicate or challenging topics with their children. There are also materials to help teachers and home-schooling parents.


Children's Program
Knitting with Maria

Every Tuesday at 3:30 PM

Maria Delpin, expert knitter, will be leading a series of knitting classes just for kids ages 8 and up. Come to learn to knit or to improve your skills.

Needles and yarn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own size 10 needles and worsted weight yarn. Be sure to sign up!

Contact: Brittany Tuttle by phone 603-898-7064 or email.

Story Time

Story Time Sign-ups
Starting Monday, March 30th

Create a love of reading and stories with your child. Signups are the week of Monday March 30, 2015 - Saturday April 4, 2015. Programs are tailored to be age appropriate to your child. Programs are designed for babies, 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 to 6 year olds.

Our Spring session will begin the following week.

Contact: Corrie Chiknas by phone 603-898-7064 or email.

Family Night

Family Night
Night of the Arts
Wednesday, April 9th 6:30 PM

Come celebrate March's Youth Art Month and April's National Poetry Month.

Families are invited to dabble in different types of artistic expression: making Calder-inspired mobiles, Escher-like tessellations, and composing poetry for wordless picture ebooks.

Families will be shown pictures of Calder's mobiles, circus wire figures, and Escher's tessellations for reference. An example of a wordless picture book poem will also be shared.

For kids ages 6 & up and their families. Contact Brittany Tuttle Contact: Brittany Tuttle at 603-898-7064 or via email

Story Time

Children's Afternoon Art
Tuesday, April 21st at 3:30PM

Come & explore the artwork of impressionist Claude Monet. Create a tempera chalk painting in his style, emphasizing his love of nature. For grades 2-5, registration required.

Contact: Corrie Chiknas by phone 603-898-7064 or email.

What's Going On

     Programming is offered to children of all ages, ranging from baby lapsit to programming for tweens and teens. There are a mix of series of related programs and special occasional programs. The Summer Reading Programs is also offered each summer. Please check out our Events Calendar for details.

     The programs for children ages 6 and below are offered in 9 week sessions 3 times a year. There are regular weekly programs for various age groups, as well as specialty programs such as Crafts and Music and Movement. Please refer to the preschool storytime brochure for complete details.


Dixie, a registered therapy dog, is a volunteer with the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program. This nationwide program pairs children reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Offering one-on-one reading aloud time to a listener who does not judge, laugh or criticize allows a reluctant or struggling reader practice time to improve their reading skills. Dixie, and her owners Sue and Tom, are Delta-certified volunteers who went through extensive training and tests before they could become participants in this program. Dixie patiently listens to children reading aloud allowing the children to proceed at their own pace. Dixie visits the E.V. Reed Children's Room various times during the year. Children are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time for fifteen minutes of reading aloud to Dixie. Check the Children's Room newsletter, or the library calendar to find out when Dixie will be visiting next.