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Bryan-Bennett Library prepared for holiday festivities

Santa to visit Bryan-Bennett

The City of Salem Recreation Department and YMCA will host a visit by Santa at Bryan-Bennett Library on Friday, December 2 at 5:45 p.m. This event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

Saturday, December 3, at 10 a.m. Santa will have lunch with children. Tickets are required for the Lunch event and can be purchased at Salem City Hall.

Bryan-Bennett Library will host Santa hours again on Saturday, December 10, at 10-11 a.m. and on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event, which is open to the public. Parents are invited to bring cameras and take lots of pictures. 

Library Service Survey

Under our Home menu is a survey. We'd like to know what you think. Please fill out the survey (you will have to print out the form) and submit it to Bryan-Bennett Library. We would like to know how to better serve you. Surveys should be submitted by January 3. If you have any questions, please call Library Director Kim Keller at 548-3006 extension 2.

Bryan-Bennett newsletter released

Please take a few moments to read our newsletter. You can access it under the Home menu.

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Bryan-Bennett's 2016 Fall, Winter Holiday Schedule

Christmas Holiday, December 23, 24, and 26

New Year's Eve, December 31



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Patrons are invited to share their ideas with the Library Staff and Board. To make this easier, a suggestion box is located in the area between the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction shelves. Please let us know what you are thinking.

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