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Address: 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6052
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Fun place on a raining, or sunny afternoon

Fun activities for kids and teens thoughout the year. They also have great speakers for the adults. The library itself is a fun place to take the early grade school kids. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Portland
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Portland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Fun activities for kids and teens thoughout the year. They also have great speakers for the adults. The library itself is a fun place to take the early grade school kids. My grand daughters love to come and check out their own books. Just a great place for all ages. did I mention that they also have computers for those... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have you been to one of those teen rooms that hosts the computer lab for adults? This environment is much better! It is well lit, spacious, well organized, and well staffed. Young adult book collections are often jammed into adult collections or stuck into a corner. That is not the case here. Aisles are wide for easy browsing. Come check... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our Salem Library is one of the best I have been in. There is something for everyone and every subject you are looking for is here! The reading corner for little ones is a wonderful thing. The kids really seem to enjoy it.

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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What am I ticked about? Well the library itself is fine,...even good. The stupid greed of a city that charges a parking meter price is disgraceful. Here is a place where low income people use to be able to take kids to learn to read, have education fun & get turned on to books and adventure, and they rob you... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our Salem library is a wonderful place to take your kids. They have more things going on that are geared to the kids, on an ongoing basis. Wednesday's are reading, singing and dancing about for different age groups throughout the day. Then after reading time, which lasts a half hour, you can take your child/children to the Discovery Room where... More 

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Madras, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love going into this library and always have. The separation between genre is extremely helpful in locating items. The staff is always helpful and respectful.. Oh and there is plenty of covered parking - as long as you have some coins for the meter.

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Friendly staff and a wide variety of resources make this a great destination. The children's section was a favorite of our family for many years, and now the Teen section is where it's at! A small café and lots of sitting area, quiet reading and listening areas, with an auditorium and small book store, it's fun to browse wherever you... More 

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Poipu, Hawaii
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I needed to research an upcoming trip to South America and found multiple books on the area. Took four home ... after getting a library card as this was my first visit to the library. It was a bit hard to find the driveway into parking lot, and it has parking meters ... a surprise to me!

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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Clean, quiet with lots of places to sit. Large number of computers on the main floor and a HUGE computer center down in the basement with at least 30 PCs set up for use by patrons. BTW - that area is kept very very clean - attendants swipe the computers with antibacterial cloths every time one is vacated. Modern checkout... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I use the West Salem library due to parking. The parking is awful. The library is large and has lots of room, three floors, etc. If you are willing to deal with the parking, it is a good library. For me, ordering online and using the local one is the best.

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