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 Salem and Overisel Townships and all Lakeland Library Systems card holders 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 CDs and DVDs.

Over 3 million items are checked out of the system annually! 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 computers, enjoy the free Wi-fi service, or participate in the numerous activities we have going on.

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 are now automatic, provided there are no reserves listed for that item. 21 day items, renew for 21 days at a time, twice, providing there is no hold after the first 21 day renewal.. Magazines and DVD's 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.

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. 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 17, 2019

March 21, 2019

May 16, 2019

June 27, 2019 - Budget Hearing

September 19, 2019

November 21, 2019

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.


Find out how to get a Michigan Activity Pass!

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Upcoming Events
LEGO AND FAMILY NIGHT Sep 30, 2019 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Library
LEGO AND FAMILY NIGHT Oct 28, 2019 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Library
LEGO AND FAMILY NIGHT Nov 25, 2019 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Library
LEGO AND FAMILY NIGHT Dec 30, 2019 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Library
LEGO AND FAMILY NIGHT Jan 27, 2020 06:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Library