28 E. Main St., Salem Virginia 24153
Salem Public Library, serving an area of 25,000 residents, has a collection of 105,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 4,800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,900 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 12 employees, of whom 5 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $230,000. Patrons make 189,000 visits annually, and check out materials 210,000 times. Thirty-three percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Covington) Charles P. Jones Memorial Library
(Lynchburg) Lynchburg Public Library
(Chatham) Pittsylvania County Public Library
05/23 Coming to The Salem area
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.