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Spring Used Book Sale! Friends of the Salem Public Library

The Friends of the Salem Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale


April 4-6 in Anderson Rooms A&B

Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE.

Sale hours are

Friday, April 4 --  10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;

Saturday, April 5 -- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;

Sunday, April 6 -- 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday is $4 Bag Day.


The Spring Book Sale offers thousands of books seeking new homes at excellent prices. Paperbacks, children's, and teen books are 75 cents each; audiovisual items are 50 cents-$1 each; and hardbacks are $1.25 each. The best bargains of all are available Sunday, when shoppers can fill a bag to take away for just $4. Bags for the Sunday sale are supplied at the door.


Parking meters will be in effect during regular enforcement hours. As always, parking is free on Sunday. More information about the book sale or volunteering at the event is available from the Bookstore Manager in person, by phone at 503-362-1755, or by email at SPLFriends@peak.org.

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Great ideas for: What is your family doing this summer?

What is your family doing this summer?
Consider Straub Environmental Center as you make your plans!

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What is your family doing this summer?

Check out the programs, camps and classes that Straub Environmental Center is offering this summer! There is something for everyone!

As always, call 503-391-4145 or email nichole@fselc.org to register or find out more information on any of the below programs or classes!


Family Nature Retreat

Saturday, June 28 - Sunday, June 29 at Drift Creek Camp in Lincoln City (Friday night arrival available as well).

Spend two glorious days in an old growth forest near Lincoln City exploring nature with your family. Four sessions on Saturday will introduce you and the kids to stream ecology, photography, decomposing logs and plant communities.

Click here for more details on the Family Nature Retreat and to download a registration form!

Summer Day Camp

6th/7th/8th graders camp will be July 7-11 and 4th/5th graders camp will be offered two weeks: choose from either July 14-18 or July 21-25.

Campers will be chosen on a first come/first served basis, so get your applications in EARLY!

Click here to find out more information on Summer Camp and to download a registration form!

For more details on summer camp and to download the other forms, go to our website: www.fselc.org

Amateur Naturalist Series

The Amateur Naturalist Series has started and we will be offering monthly classes and field trips on a variety of topics related to Oregon wildlife. Next month, you can hear all about wildflowers, in May, about Tidepools and June, learn about honeybees.

Registration is recommended as the classes get full quickly. Each class is $5/person and the field trips are $10/person (unless otherwise noted).

Click here to download a complete schedule of the Amateur Naturalist series.
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