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Learning For Adults
Salmon Public library offers a variety of resources to adults. Check back as our programs evolve! Got an idea? Make a suggestion for something you’d like to see including in our list of programs here.
Salmon BookFolk Challenge
Salmon Bookfolk Challenge is a reading challenge for our adult patrons. We’re asking you to expand your current reading variety by reading ONE book in each category (Click Here) provided over set time period. If you accept this challenge and complete your companion log book you will receive that year’s prize. Be sure to sign up at the front desk or our ONLINE REGISTRATION. Happy reading! Find out more by reading our FAQ about the Salmon Bookfolk Challenge here.
Let's Talk About It
Since 1985, Let’s Talk About It has been bringing adult reading discussion groups together with humanities scholars in Idaho’s public libraries to discuss fine literature. These book readings and discussions explore American values, history, culture, aging, classics, and much more. The presentation by and interaction with a program scholar is what sets these discussions apart from traditional book clubs and discussions.
Adult Tech Classes
Salmon Public Library’s Switch Program started running Adult Tech Classes on the variety of new services our library offers. These programs run in two sessions a Fall / Winter semester and a Winter / Spring semester and are geared towards adult life long learners. Our classes will continue to change / adapt and meet our communities needs as the program grows. Currently we’re offering selections on Music Recording, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Laser Engraving, Videography, Drones, & Virtual Reality. Interested? Make sure you check for our schedule of classes and sign up. And because it’s your public library, the classes are completely free.
Idaho Book Day
For Idaho Day 2016, Idaho Commission for Libraries is piloting an Idaho Day Book Read for public libraries. Salmon Public Library is participating in this inaugural year. The selection for the March 4th Idaho Day read will be Stump Ranch Pioneer, by Nelle Portrey Davis. Grab a copy and participate in the discussion to follow, we look forward to your input.
Salmon Public Library currently has many active book clubs that regularly meet after library hours to discuss the month’s selection. Each book club features slightly different offerings so be sure to ask the staff today which one would be a good fit for you. Or do you have a group and would like to start your own? Contact us, we’d love to help.
Salmon Public Library is a great resource for digging into local history of Lemhi Valley. From mining to outfitting and everything in between, the library offers access to digitally archived newspapers that will aid you in your research. Find more out by clicking here. A great selection of old newspapers ranging from 1867-2002. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, stop by, and check out the one of a kind reference material we hold. Your discoveries await you!
In Library Services
The new library offers a quiet reading room in the mezzanine level for those that want to get away and be absorbed in a good book or work without distraction. As always Salmon Public Library will provide the latest selections in Fiction and Non-Fiction not only in hardbound but also extending to the digital media. A computer and reference section that promotes a learning capacity for every level. Finally a book a meeting in the new Library meeting room or purchase a donated book from the friends of library room while sipping on a coffee to complete your library experience!
Out of Library Services
Sometimes the library doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for, but thankfully Salmon Public Library provides opportunities to help you beyond our in service library capabilities. Check out the Research link at the bottom of each page for a selection of material to facilitate most patron’s need. Whether you’re looking for services to help the visually impaired or want to research the best mattress on consumer reports we’ve got you covered.