Teen Scene Hours
3-9 p.m. Tuesday
3-9 p.m. Wednesday
3-9 p.m. Thursday
3-6 p.m. Friday
1-6 p.m. Saturday
1-5 p.m. Sunday*
*Sunday hours are fall-spring only
Teen Scene is a space planned by and for middle and high school-aged youth. While anyone is invited to visit the area to find and check out books, movies, and music, use of the seating area, study tables, computers, and gaming systems is limited to young adults ages 12-18. Teen Scene is divided into two sections. The collection is available during all open hours at the library. The seating area is open during after-school hours.
Throughout the year, Salem Public Library offers a variety of programs specifically for middle and high school students or of interest to young adults, including:
Teen Scene Events- Programs and events specifically planned for middle and high school students.
Teen Advisory Board- Middle and high school teens are invited to get involved and assist with the selection of library material, programs, and services for teens. The Fall 2013 application process is now open through Wednesday, September 11.
Speak Up! Book Club- A book discussion group for youth in sixth grade and older.
Wednesdays with the Stars- Enjoy popcorn and a movie with others in Teen Scene
A World of Music at the Library- This dynamic live music series offers concerts from October-May each year, with shows scheduled on the first Friday night of the month
Public Use Computers- Computers in the Youth Services area are reserved specifically for youth ages 18 and younger
Wireless Access- In addition, both the Central Library and the West Salem Branch are free wireless hubs
Requesting an Accommodation
To request an accommodation, alternative format of communication, and/or modification of policies and procedures in order to access and benefit from a Library program, service and activity, a library patron must submit a request for reasonable accommodation. The Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form is available on the City’s website.(Alternative formats for the form are also available upon request.)The request for reasonable accommodation must be submitted at least five business days before the scheduled event.If a patron submits a request for reasonable accommodation less than five business days before the event, but the accommodation can still be made before the event begins, library staff will make good faith efforts to provide the accommodation.For questions on a particular accommodation request or for further information on requesting a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Library ADA Coordinator at 503-588-6064.