Resources for Adults
BOOKS AND MORE
Library Catalog: Books, magazines, movies, and more you want to find in the library!
Library2Go: E-books, e-audiobooks and magazines you can download to your device! Access with your library card.
NovelistPlus: Find your new favorite book from the premiere database of reading recommendations, reviews, articles, and more! Access with your library card.
Books and Literature news from the New York Times
Get your Daily Dose Book Reviews from Powell's City of Books
Read up on what NPR has to say about the latest books and interesting authors
Check out Good Reads' Book Sense Book of the Year Awards and more book awards lists
Take a look at Literary Hub Book Marks where books are rated based on multiple reviews.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online: Search the Britannica Library for full text articles about whatever topic you need information about. Access with your library card.
Magazines and Journal Articles: Find magazine and journal articles on any topic--includes peer reviewed and full-text articles. Access with your library card.
Consumer Reports enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions by providing ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
HeritageQuest Online: Research your family history with this comprehensive genealogical database. (Ancestry.com Library Edition is also available on site at the library.) Access with your library card.
Legal Resources Provided by the State of Oregon
The State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) also provides online access to legal information, including Fastcase and NOLO publications. In addition, SOLL provides online access to briefs and opinions of the Oregon Supreme and Appellate Courts, legal research guides, and in-person and virtual legal reference services.
Willamette Valley Genealogical Society: The Willamette Valley Genealogy Society is ready to help you with your family research. Their collection of 5000 books is now available at the Salem Public Library. Trained volunteers are on duty, ready to help patrons. For a listing of their hours and other information, check out their website at http://www.wvgsor.org
DO IT YOURSELF (DIY)
ChiltonLibrary.com: Automotive repair information that includes diagrams and video aids to help you repair your vehicle. Access with your library card.
CreativeBug, from Joann Fabrics, offers online classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing and more! There are 1000+ classes with expert step-by-step instructions. Create an account with your Silver Falls Library card, email and a password, then download patterns, templates and recipes!
EDUCATION, JOBS AND CAREERS
WorkSource Oregon: resources for job hunters and for businesses.
State of Oregon Employment Department: Information for job seekers, unemployment, and businesses.
541Vets: training and employment resources for veterans. This is a digital library hosted on YouTube that offers a series of short videos and other digital resources.
BestColleges.org: helps you make smart choices about what college to attend and how to pay for it.
COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
DigitalLearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. At DigitalLearn.org you will find a collection of self-directed tutorials for the beginner computer and Internet user, or for those who would like a bit of a refresher. Topics include getting started on the Internet, email basics, online job searching tips, using mobile devices, and much more!
GCFLearnfree.org is a worldwide leader in online education, supported through grants from Goodwill Industries' Community Foundation. Online tutorial topics include MS Office, Computer Basics, Reading, and Math.
A guide to health and social services in Oregon and Southwest Washington
Ancestry Detectives is a Silverton Genealogy Group that welcomes genealogists of any experience level to share ideas, stories, and research. Check their website for meeting times and other information.
CARTS Public Transportation System
The Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation System (CARTS) provides daily bus service to rural Marion and Polk counties.
Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center for Silverton
Find out what you can do and see in Silverton.
City of Silverton
Find Silverton City departments, officials, ordinances and more.
Visit one of Silverton's main attractions and enjoy gardens, water features, and special events.
Sheltering Silverton provides services to, and advocates for vulnerable people in Silverton.
Silver Falls School District
K-12 School information, including news, calendars and events
Silver Falls State Park
Visit the "crown jewel" of the Oregon State Parks system.
The Silver Trolley provides demand responsive service to citizens of the city.
Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA)
If you or someone you know needs assistance, or if you want to donate or volunteer to help those in need, SACA is the place for you.
Silverton Senior Center
Silverton area seniors age 60 and up can enjoy special events, classes, trips, and much more. Also, check out their fabulous resource guide for seniors!
A non-profit organization which supports the community with classes and events.
The YMCA strengthens communities primarily in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.