Home About Contact Login
Reading to Learn Learning for Life

Salem Public Library opens renovated children’s room

Tom Mayhall Rastrelli, Statesman Journal

The children’s room at the Salem Public Library’s main building opened Friday and is operating with normal business hours. The area has been under renovation since September.

The upgrades were completed by Woodburn Construction Company and align the space with best practices for youth literacy. A few improvements include two ADA-compliant restrooms, updates to the computer area and a new “storyroom.”

Library administrator B. J. Toewe said the room opened after more than 25 people moved roughly 100,000 items back into the space. There will be a ribbon cutting, for which the date is yet to be determined.

The installation of the new computer system, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, was also completed this week at area libraries.

“Everything is back to normal,” Toewe said. “There’s a small learning curve. We’re a little bit slow, but everything is working.”

TRastrelli@StatesmanJournal.com, (503) 983-6030, facebook.com/RastrelliSJ and on Twitter @Rastrelli