Salem Public Library

370 Essex St., Salem. All events are free. For more information, call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org.

Sensory Storytime with Northeast Arc: Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 23. Storytime includes singing, active play, stories and art activities. For ages 18-60 months, with caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. beginning Oct. 1. Stories, songs and occasional crafts. For children 3-5 years old, without caregiver participation (independent). Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Storybook Theater Company: Tuesdays at 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 1. An exploratory acting experience for creative folks. Children will read from scripts adapted from well-known stories, and make their own props. No experience required. For children in grades K-5, without caregiver participation (independent). Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Baby Signs: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 2. Fun games, songs, and activities highlight developmental skills and teach 37 infant/toddler signs. Babies and Books begins on Nov. 13. Stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs for children ages 0-18 months, with caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Library Explorers: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 2. Stories and crafts for children in grades K-5, without caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Time for Toddlers: Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 3. Stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs for children ages 18-36 months, with caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Teen Test Kitchen: Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. Learn to cook at SPL! Meet weekly to practice the basics of making food you want to eat. For teens in grades 5-12. Basic understanding of kitchen safety (able to responsibly use knives for food preparation, and maintain focus when working near hot surfaces or liquids) required. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Bucket Drumming: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 26. Learn and explore sound and rhythm with bucket drumming and other (sometimes unexpected) percussion instruments. For children in grades K-5, with or without caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Jammin’ with Jen: Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 4. A sing-along program for children ages 2 and up, with caregiver participation. Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Build It! Fridays at 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 4. A hands-on exploration of science and engineering ideas, inspired by PBS Kids’ Design Squad. For children in grades K-5, without caregiver participation (independent). Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Pop Up Library at the Community Life Center: Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 22, and Dec. 6 and 20 from 10 a.m.-noon. Drop by to check out books, movies and more.

Pop Up Library at Espacio: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. Drop by to check out books, movies, and more.

Book Buffet for ages 10-18: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Make candy sushi, compete in minute-to-win-it games and chat about great books you've read! Call 978-744-9667 or visit http://salempl.org/calendar to register.

Digital Drop-In: Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Stop by the Reference Desk with your technology questions. No appointment necessary.