Youth & Families

​You can help the young people in our community to develop their skills and interests. The City of Salem is committed to investing in the next generation. Through direct support and partnership, the City provides recreation activities, service learning opportunities, and other programs for the young people of Salem and their families.

What's happening
Nov. 29
Tinker Tech Time4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Story Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids through grade 5 with an adult are invited to explore a variety of STEAM activities in the library. Check out a kit at the Children's Desk from a variety of choices for a 30-minute session in Story Room B. A CCRLS library card is required. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most kits are recommended for grades 2 - 5, but there is also a small selection of kits available for younger children.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 03
Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids with their grown-ups are invited for an hour of unstructured Lego play at the library. Legos are provided. Bring your imagination! No sign-ups are necessary.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 06
Tinker Tech Time4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Story Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids through grade 5 with an adult are invited to explore a variety of STEAM activities in the library. Check out a kit at the Children's Desk from a variety of choices for a 30-minute session in Story Room B. A CCRLS library card is required. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most kits are recommended for grades 2 - 5, but there is also a small selection of kits available for younger children.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 10
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Bucket of Words meetings include individual and group writing exercises, mini-lessons, encouragement, silliness, and chances to share about works in progress. Meetings include writing prompts for individual or group writing and optional time for sharing. New members are always welcome.

Sign up to get monthly notices about Bucket of Words. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Dec. 13
Tinker Tech Time4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Story Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids through grade 5 with an adult are invited to explore a variety of STEAM activities in the library. Check out a kit at the Children's Desk from a variety of choices for a 30-minute session in Story Room B. A CCRLS library card is required. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most kits are recommended for grades 2 - 5, but there is also a small selection of kits available for younger children.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Neighborhood Enhancement Division
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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