The Salem Library is situated near the Memorial Garden and has a cozy fireplace with chairs for reading and relaxing.  In addition to over 2000 books, there are videos, DVDs, CDs audio books and games available for check-out.  A collection of Outreach Resources are available for life crises and do not require sign-out to respect privacy.  The Salem Library continues to be blessed with gifts, donations and memorials.  There is a selection policy to help with the purchase of new items and weeding of old.

Checking out books: The library check-out is an honor system.  After you select a book video, DVD, CD or game, please write your first and last name on the card from the pocket on the item to be checked out.  Stamp the due date on the card and the date due slip.  Please leave the card in the file on the desk.  You may keep a book for 4 weeks and other materials for one week.

There is a great variety of reading material in the library – something for each person’s reading taste: Biographies, Devotionals, Christian Life, Fiction, Church History, Young Adult, Children, Bibles, Music, Movies, and Games.

Suggestions for new items are accepted as well as donations to buy new books.  The Library Team looks over books that are donated to decide if they are appropriate for the Salem Library.  If there are duplicates or items are not needed, they are donated to other libraries, the Jail Ministry, or The Mustard Seed.
November is Picture Book Month. We have a copy of the award winning book, How to Apologize, by Minnesota author David LaRochelle as well as a number of other children’s books: God Gave Us Christmas, God Gave Us Heaven, God Gave Us Two and God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren, What Happens When I talk to God? by Stormie Omartian, When God Made Light and When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner, and When God Created My Toes by Dandi Daley Mackall on the children’s table for checkout. These are recent additions to the Salem Library.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson. Reading Christians books with young children is a wonder way to plant seeds of faith.
The book, Love Is the Way—Holding onto Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry, is available for checkout on the desk.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are thankful for books, music DVDs, movies, and monetary donations to the Salem Library that allow us to expand and update our collection. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.