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The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library has a wide variety of children's programs.  Click on an item below.

Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

Halloween Trick or Treat Bag
Tuesday, October 28th at 4:00 PM
For kids of all ages
Halloween Bag





Decorate and personalize your own Halloween Bag. You must register at the library to participate.

Co-sponsored by the North Salem Recreational Department.

Family Concert
Family Concert: Washboard Slim and the Bluelights
Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm
Free and Open to All

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz, Appalachian, Cajun and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for over twenty-five years, winning awards at festivals. Children are invited to sing along and play rhythm instruments provided by the band. Join us for a fun afternoon!

Check out their website at

Paid for by the Friends of the Library in memory of Pat Malanchuk, a loyal and greatly-missed friend of the Library, and with a grant from M&T Bank.

Science Saturdays
Science Saturdays
Once a month on Saturdays at 2:00 pm
For kids in grades 3-5 

September 13: Solar Race Cars

Build a solar powered car while learning about the basics of energy. Children will discover the difference between potential and kinetic energy, investigate a solar panel, and finally design and race their very own solar-powered car.

Registration is required.

This program is provided by the Westchester Children's Museum.

October 4: Mighty Microscope World

Microscopes will be provided as we discover common characteristics of all living things and record observations of cells seen through the microscope.

Registration is required. This program is provided by the Westchester Children's Museum.

Science Book Club - Magic Tree House Science Adventures
Science Book Club - Magic Tree House Science Adventures
Monthly on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 -- October 7, November 4, December 2
Grades 1 & 2

Read the book and join in on a science activity. The Library will supply you with the book. It is not necessary to attend all sessions.

Registration is necessary; contact the Library by phone, email, or in-person.

November 15 from 11:00-3:00 pm
For kids grades K+

Steamfest 2014

Our popular STEAM Fest has been a huge success the past two years! We're having it again on November 15th, so save the date!

Please register for this event by calling, emailing, or registering in-person. This program was inspired and funded by the Keeler Library Visiting Committee and the John R. and Dorothy Caples Fund.

Note that library policy does not allow children under the age of 10 to stay alone in the library. Plan on staying with your child and have fun helping with the activities.

This year's activities include:

3D Printing, Vinyl Portraiture, Soldering, Makey Makey Music, Rockets, 3D Scanning Station, Paper Speakers, and more.

Summer Fun 2014
Summer Fun 2014!
Summmer Reading Game

Visit this page to learn more abou the Summer Reading Game:

Fun Stuff Every Day at the Library for Kids this Summer

Monday - Drop-in Art, all day 

Tuesday - Crafts at 4:00 pm 

Wednesday - Board Games and Puzzles, all day

Thursday - Movies at 4:00 -- August 14th: A Bug's Life

Friday - Origami/Legos

Storytimes will maintain their regular schedule.

Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm

Origami flower

Create fun folds on Fridays with North Salem high schooler Lily Davis.

Weekly Programs and Storytimes
Weekly Programs
Tuesday Crafts
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Help your child with a special craft project every Tuesday at 4:00
children's room. For all ages.

Co-sponsored with the North Salem Recreation Department

Wednesday Crafts
All day Wednesdays

After storytime for littler patrons.

Wednesday Block Party
Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Come play and build with blocks. We supply the fun, you supply the imagination.

Legos at the Library
All day on Fridays


We have lots of LEGOs and Duplos. Bring your imagination and have fun building things.

Weekly Storytimes

Cathleen reading

Mother Goose
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Birth to 2 1/2 yrs

Family Stories & Crafts
Wednesdays at 10:30 am

All ages

Books and Puppets
Thursdays at 10:30 am

For all ages

Saturday Stories
Saturdays at 10:30 am

Family Storytime for all ages

Hola! Bilingual Saturday Storytimes
Every other Saturday at 10:30 am (see calendar for dates)


Stories and songs in Spanish and English with Barbara Crespo Cohen for all ages.

Watch the stop motion animation videos made by children at the iStopMotion Animation workshop

Younger group

10+ age group

Halloween at the Library
Halloween Fun

halloween castle

Zombie Party for Tweens - For kids grades 5+
Friday, October 24 from 7:00-9:30 pm

Movie, music, zombie makeup, and food; bring an old shirt to destroy. Co-sponsored with the NS Recreation Department.

Make a Goodie Bag
Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 pm

For kids of all ages. Co-sponsored with the NS Recreation Department.