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Salem Square Library

Welcome to Salem Square!

Welcome to the Salem Square Library! We’re a neighborhood library located on the corner of Princess and West Streets, offering services and programming for people of all ages!

Where are we located?

596 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401

When are we open?*

  • Tuesday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 2:00-6:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

We also offer our early childhood programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm.

*Summer Hours in Effect until August 25, 2018:

Program/Day: Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday Friday 1st & 3rd Saturday
Adult Programs & Job Support 10am-3pm 12-6pm 2-6pm 12-6pm   10am-2pm
Preschool Storytimes   10am-12pm   10am-12pm    
Elementary Age Programs   3:30-5:30pm 3:30-5:30pm 3:30-5:30pm   12pm-2pm
SummerQuest         1pm-4pm  
Lunches         1:30pm  

What do we offer?

Resources for All Ages

  • Computers and Wi-Fi
  • The county’s collection of books for all ages
  • Tables and seating
  • Staff available to help you using English or Spanish
  • Pick up/Drop Off location

The library is full of resources to help you find a job, keep in touch with loved ones, or simply satisfy your curiosity!

Programs for Early Readers: Storytime with Miss Felicia!

Bring your children to sing, dance, read, draw, and build with Miss Felicia and your neighbors! Did you know these are all experiences that help your child learn to read? We’re here to help you give your child a head start developing their literacy, communication, and creativity. The session includes activities that families and caregivers can do together at home. Come play, learn, and make new friends!

Tuesdays: 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Ages Birth-35 Months

Thursdays: 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Ages 3-5

Programs for Elementary Kids: Elementary Adventure Program

Mrs. Tribue invites your children ages 7-12 to experience an after-school opportunity that focuses on learning while having fun! This program features an ever-changing mix of reading, learning opportunities, and hands-on projects to help your child explore concepts in reading, math, science, art, and social studies.

After a long day of classes, we provide a snack and time for each child to work on schoolwork, or read with friends. Following their tasty snack and free time, we then engage them in a variety of activities from planting seeds, to measuring how quickly water evaporates, to writing and performing their own puppet shows!

Monday-Thursday: 3:30-6:00pm


View our monthly calendar for a full list of Salem Square programs.