The Salem Public Library provides free, open and equal access and service to all individuals and groups in the community. It accepts as its basic objective the provision and servicing of expertly selected materials which aid the individual in the pursuit of education, information, or research, and in the creative use of leisure time.


Library Director/Fiscal Officer: Bradley K. Stephens
email: brads@salem.lib.oh.us


Board of Trustees:

Jacqueline Berthold, President
Madeline Patton Shivers, Vice President
Mary Kay Washam, Secretary
Jock Buta
Tricia Hovorka
Robert S. McCulloch III
Jerry Zimmerman

The Board of Trustees typically meets in the Quaker Room at the library on the third Monday of each month. Meetings typically begin at 4:30 p.m.  All meeting announcements are published in the The Salem News.

2022 Board Calendar

  • Monday, January 17th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, February 21st at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 21st at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, April 18th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, May 16th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, June 20th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, July 18th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, August 15th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, September 19th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, October 17th at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, November 21st at 4:30 pm
  • Monday, December 19th at 4:30 pm