The Salem Public Library Foundation exists to provide support for special projects and programs at the Salem Public Library.
Located in Salem, Oregon, the Salem Public Library has provided books, information, entertainment, and a community gathering place in Oregon's capital city since 1904.
Our Foundation is a community-based group of library supporters who seek funding from individuals and organizations to enhance the excellence of this vital resource.
The Salem Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is independent of Salem City Government.
Butterfly Dogs: An Evening of Art & Surprises
Sunday, October 21, 6:30-9:00 PM
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty Street SE
Tickets available at the Salem Public Library
and West Salem Branch
$5 in Advance ($15 At the Door)
"Butterfly Dogs," a linocut by Jack McClarty,
is part of the Library's circulating Art to Go collection.
The Story of Our Logo
Our "Doe and Fawn" logo is based on a very special piece of public art that sits outside the entrance of the Salem Public Library. "In a Quiet Meadow" created by artist Delbert "Del" Lloyd Hodges has been a part of the Salem Public Library landscape since it was donated by Mrs. Carl F. Gerlinger in 1972, shortly after the new library opened at 585 Liberty St. SE.
The sculpture took on a new importance when it was stolen! By the time it was recovered, it had been spray-painted gold, which was not at all an improvement. Foundation members came together to strip and restore the piece to its orginal beauty before placing it again as the keeper of the gates at Salem Public Library.