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Read to Macs – Monday March 2 from 4 -5  Sign up at the children’s desk.  Children of all reading levels are invited to sign up. Bring your own book or read on of ours!

Macs is a loveable cockapoo and is a Reading Education Assistance Dog or “R.E.A.D. Dog.” Often, students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to a non-judgmental, calming dog.  Dog owner, Blaire McCarthy of Windham, has completed training and Macs is a Registered Reading Dog.  We are grateful for Mrs. McCarthy’s offering of her time and her dog, Macs. 

Valentine’s Day Drop-in crafts-  Friday, February 14th.  Drop into the Children’s Room any time during the day and celebrate.

Afterschool Gaming   March 2nd at 2:30 PM.  Kids ages  11+ are invited. Come to the Beshara Room  to play Nintendo Wii games with friends. Play one game as a group, compete in a tournament, or swap them out to try different kinds of games. No registration required

Children's Cool Collection  is expanding.  These toys and games allow kids to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. We now offer puppets, STEM games, action figures, and American Girl dolls with their accessories.

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What's New in the Children's Room?

We invite children to stop by our elementary school display to see what their friends and fellow students enjoy reading.  Throughout the school year we will feature a different school and include books chosen by that schools’ students. North Salem School’s favorite books are now on display.

Do You have a Kelley Library Card?

A library card is available at no charge if you live in Salem.

Children are invited to obtain cards from the Children's Department.

You can sign up for a library card online. Just click here and follow the directions.

In the Children's Room


Has your child ever listened to an audiobook?   The power of audiobooks are amazing and  they are fun.  Try them  on a car trip, vacation, rainy day, or bedtime.

We offer audiobooks for preschoolers through teens. 


American Girl and Boy Dolls

Did You Know?

Our American Girl doll collection is growing. 2 new dolls, Sophia Brown and Jack Bond Lake are joining Josephina, Maryellen and Rosie Grace. Thanks to everyone who participated in the naming contest. There are now over 80 doll accessories, from clothes, shoes, pets and more to borrow using your library card.

New Resources at Kelley Library

Databases and E-Books

TumbleBook Library 
This is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Student World Book contains thousands of articles and multimedia. World Book Student features responsive design, daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness. Scroll to the bottom of the linked list to access.

Hoopla is a streaming service of movies, books, audio and music.  Thousands of childrens' titles are available with Hoopla.  We do limit the checkouts to 4 titles each month. It’s interface is similar to Netflix. 

Did you know that you can borrow downloadable children’s eBooks and audiobooks from the Kelley Library? 

Follow the directions from the NH State Library here: NH Downloadable Books

You will need your library card number to access these databases.  During school hours please see your school librarian for log in information.


Museum Passes

The Kelley Library offers museum passes for local and Boston-area museums to Kelley Library cardholders.  Click here for more information.