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, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
By Ken Grimwood
Wednesday, October 7th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.


Kelley Library Movie Night
The Night of the Hunter
Starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley WInters
Friday, October 9th from 6:30 to 8:40 PM

Book Group

Kelley Library Non-Fiction Book Group
Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains
By Jon Krakauer
Wednesday, October 14th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Book Group

Family Night
Create a Pet Jellyfish!
Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Do you love watching cool creatures swim in the ocean or aquarium? Have you ever wanted a pet jellyfish? Now's your chance! Create a "pet" jellyfish in a bottle and see them come alive in the water!

For kids ages 7-12 and a grownup. Registration required, sign up the Children's Room.

Book Group

K.L.A.S. Lecture
With Chris Schadler
Thursday, October 15th
from 7 to 8:30 PM

Chris Schadler of Project Coyote will present a program on the fascinating coyote, now common in New England.

Project Coyote aims to create fundamental and systemic change in the way coyotes and other wild carnivores are viewed and treated in North America.

Book Group

Children Learn to Draw
Figure Drawing
Tuesday, October 20th at 3:30 PM

Looking for after school fun? Try or new Children Learn to Draw Series. Come and learn figure drawing through cross contour observations among other drawing exercises.

For grades 2-5, registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas by phone at 603-898-7064 or by email.

Book Group

Mysteries and Scandals Author Panel
with Amy Ray, Joyce Shor Johnson
and Emma Leigh Reed
Thursday, October 22nd
from 7 to 8:45 PM

Three local authors will read from their works and discuss the craft of writing and the challenges of publishing.

If you are a writer (or aspiring writer) or just love to read, this program is for you!

Book Group

Kelley Library Book Group
By Mary Shelley
Wednesday, October 28th from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

New & Notable

We recently unveiled our millennials collection. These books are displayed on shelves near the circulation desk. The millennials collection focuses on titles of interest to adults who range in age from roughly 18 to 30.

If you are a member of this demographic we would love to hear what books interest you. To this end, we have set up an online suggestion form that you can use to recommend purchases.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer Transparent Language. Transparent language is used by libraries, schools, and the US military and government.

Transparent Language features a scientifically-proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface - And with 95+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner.


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.