Salem Township Library

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Who We Are Now

The Salem Township Library is located at 3007 142nd Avenue in Burnips, Michigan. Our library provides free services to all residents living within our legal service boundaries with services available to all others for a fee.

The library system holds over 425,615 materials including over 394,000 books, and 28,000 compact discs, cassette tapes and books on cassette. Over 315 CD-ROMS are also now available for check-out.

In total, over 3 million items were checked out of the system during fiscal year 2004-2005! In addition to these items, thousands of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Public Library!


 Salem Township Library's goal is to bring people and resources together. We strive to provide information in all subject areas, whether through our materials or those loaned from other sources.


  • Materials circulated by the Salem Township Library are the property of the township taxpayers. The library strives to employ fair loan policies which will allow the collections to serve as many borrowers as possible.
  •  When patrons misuse borrowing privileges by failing to return materials on time, other patrons are unable to use those materials. In order to protect the right of all patrons to enjoy access to all holdings, the library uses reasonable rules to encourage the prompt return of materials.
  •  Notices by telephone will be given 2 weeks following due dates on most materials. Charges for unreturned, lost or damaged beyond repair materials reflect replacement costs.
  •  Renewals may be sought for many circulating materials, provided there are no reserves listed for that item. 21 day items, renew for 21 days. Magazines, DVD's, Videos and WII games are not renewable.

 Please Note: The Salem Township Library has no grace period for overdue materials. Overdue fines accrue daily, including the day we are closed.

 You must return items to the library where they were checked out.

 Borrowing privileges will be suspended for any patron who has charges that are more than $3.00. Privileges will resume when items are paid.


Your first library card is free. Replacement fee for a lost or stolen card is $1.00

** Adults must have a Michigan drivers license with a current local address or other ID.

**Children must have a parent/guardian's signature and ID on their registration cards.

**Note to Parents Please be aware that your signature allows your child to choose most materials including videos/DVD's and WII games. You have final responsibility for loss or damaged goods.


All meetings begin at 7:00 PM and are held in the library meeting room.

The schedule is as follows:

January 18, 2018

March 15, 2018

May 17, 2018

June 28, 2018 - Budget Hearing

September 20, 2018

November 15, 2018

Our Library Board includes:  President, Stacy Smith, Secretary, Rachel Orban, Treasurer, Sheri Fredricks, Trustees, John Coupe/Connie Immink/Linda Norder

These individuals serve in the best interest of our library and welcome any concerns, input, or opinions you may wish to express.


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Upcoming Events
Gifts for the Children Dec 16, 2018 (US/Eastern)
The Elf on the Shelf Dec 16, 2018 05:00 PM (US/Eastern)
Lego Club Dec 17, 2018 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Conference room
Story Hour Dec 19, 2018 11:00 AM (US/Eastern)
PAJAMA STORY TIME Dec 27, 2018 06:30 PM (US/Eastern)