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

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.

Fall Fun 2014
Fall Fun 2014!
Fun Stuff at the Library for Kids this Fall

Tuesday - Crafts at 4:00 pm 

Friday - Origami/Legos from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Storytimes will maintain their regular schedule.

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, Amanda Siciliano and Anna Mattamana - a new challenge every month. 
All ages welcome, no registration required. 

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. 


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.

Crafts for Kids
Crafts for Kids
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

All ages welcome. No registration required.

Story Times
Story Times

Tuesday, 10:30 - 2½ years old and younger:
Mother Goose

Wednesday, 10:30 - all ages:

Thursday, 10:30 - all ages:

Saturday, 10:30 - all ages:


Parents must remain in the Library. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, please call the library at:

(914) 669 - 5161

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

Family Concert

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 www.washboardslim.com

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 Book Club - Magic Tree House Science Adventures
Science Book Club - Magic Tree House Science Adventures
Monthly on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 -- November 4 and 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.

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.

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

Younger group

10+ age group