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

Painting: Media and Techniques
Painting: Media and Techniques
Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th from 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 8-12

Jen Armbruster will lead the group in creating paintings using a variety of paint, painting styles and paint techniques. The young artists will assemble their collection of paintings into a handmade book.

It is not necessary to attend all sessions. The book, however, will be assembled on Friday, August 14.

Click here to register online.

Please register, limited space.

The Wright Stuff
The Wright Stuff
Westchester Children's Museum
Saturday, August 8th at 2:00-3:00 pm
Grades 2-5

Young inventors will use odd materials to create a flying object and experiment with the Museum's fantastic wind tunnel.

Click here to sign up online

Please register, limited space.

Fly Guy Festival
Fly Guy Festival
Saturday, July 25th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Grades K-3, Ages 5-8

Make an edible Fly Guy and other fun stuff

Click here to sign up online

Please Register

The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things
Thursday, July 30 at 4:00 pm
All Ages

Dr. Deborah Mumford will bring her amazing creatures to the Library.

Click here to sign up online

All ages. Please register, limited space.

Artist Trading Card Day
Artist Trading Card Day
Thursday, July 16th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Make it, take it or trade it with Jen Armbruster

Drop in, stay as long as you like, ends at 6:00

Ages 8+

Click here to sign up online

Registration Preferred.

Annual Summer Sleepover
Annual Summer Sleepover at Library
Friday, July 17th at 7:00 pm - Saturday, July 18 at 9:30 am
Grades K - 5 with a parent

Register, limited space

Local residents have priority sign up until Friday, June 19th.

I Survived Summer Book Club
Join the I Survived Summer Book Club
Suggested by Heather Loftus
For kids in grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm - July 8th & 22nd, August 5th & 19th

I survived

Read the series by Lauren Tarshis and have fun and participate in some great activities

I Survived:      The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863& - July 8th

The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 - July 22nd

The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 - August 5th

The Shark Attacks of 1916 - August 19th

Register, limited space

Click here to register online

Summer Reading Kick Off Adventure Party
Summer Reading Kick Off Adventure Party
Saturday, July 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Summer Reading Kick Off Adventure Party

Wear your favorite super hero costume - fun activities for all ages. Please register, limited space.

Click here to sign up online

Annual Summer Reading Game
Annual Summer Reading Game - This years theme is Super Heroes


Read books, have fun and take a prize from the treasure chest for every five books you read or are read to you. Register online, in person at the library, or keep your list at home.

Click here to register and log progress

Note: While it is possible to register at any time, hours cannot be logged until June 22nd. The end date is September 12th.

Battle of the Books
Come join our Ruth Keeler teams for the
Battle of the Books Logo

The Battle of the Books is a countywide competition of young adults from all participating Westchester County public libraries. There will be 2 sections of Battle of the Books Competitions — teams will be divided by grades (4-6 or 6-9). Teams (within their grade level) will compete by answering trivia questions based on 5 different books.


Anyone entering grades 4-6 or grades 6-9 in September 2015.


The team must have at least 3 members.  The maximum number of team members allowed to participate in a round of battle is 5.  However, some libraries may choose to have larger teams and rotate which members participate in the different rounds of the Battle

Books for Grade 4-6 Books for Grade 6-9

Because of Mr. Terupt
by Rob Buyea

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
by Georgia Bragg

Bud Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Hold Me Closer Necromancer
by Lish McBride

by Cynthia Kadohata

by Marie Lu

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstien

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

Gregor the Overlander
by Suzanne Collins

Okay for Now
by Gary Schmidt


Prestige & Prizes! The winning teams’ libraries, 1 per level, will get trophies to display until the next battle. The top 3 teams per level will get prizes & all participating students will receive a certificate!


Team meetings will be alternate Wednesday afternoons in July through September. Dates TBD.


Saturday, October 17, 2015 (time and location TBA)


Email or call for more information and to join the team.

Email: keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org">keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org      Phone: (914) 669-5161

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


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

Lego Challenge

Lego Challenge

Fridays from 3:30 - 5:00
New challenge every month!


Load bearing bridges, balloon powered cars, and more - run by North Salem High School students- a new challenge every month. Run by North Salem High School students.

All ages welcome, no registration required. 

Legos and Origami
Legos and Origami
Fridays, 3:30-5:00 pm

Origami flowerlegos

Create fun folds and build with legos on Fridays with North Salem high schooler Lily Davis. Free for all who participate.

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

Younger group

10+ age group