Ruth Keeler Memorial Library

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ABOUT US

MISSION, POLICIES & BYLAWS

THE MISSION OF THE LIBRARY

RUTH KEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is a life-long educational and cultural center for the North Salem community, serving its residents from infants to senior citizens with print and multimedia resources as well as enriching programs. The library seeks to encourage an informed and connected community by promoting the joy of learning and the love of reading. Internet literacy, and by offering art, educational, civic, and cultural events in a welcoming environment. We uphold First Amendment rights through freedom of expression, access to information, and the open exchange of ideas while respecting the confidentiality of all patrons.

POLICIES:

AUDIO/VIDEO/PHOTO RELEASE POLICY 

The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library reserves the right to make photo, visual and audio recordings on its premises at its discretion. This disclaimer is to fully inform all persons of their consent, waiver of liability, and release by entering the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library premises as follows: 

By entering Library premises, all persons, on behalf of themselves and any accompanying minors in their custody: 

  1. a) consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, inclusion on websites, or for any other purpose(s) at the discretion of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library Board and/or designee(s); 
  2. b) release the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library Board, its officers, and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video, and/or sound recordings; 
  3. c) waive any right to inspect or approve these materials; and,
  4. d) waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication, irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian. If you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please tell the Library staff member coordinating the event PRIOR to the program.

 

POLICIES FOR USE OF THE RKML

APPLICATION FOR USE OF LIBRARY SPACES

MATERIAL GIFT POLICY

BYLAWS

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Circulation Procedures

BORROWING ITEMS

There is a fifty (50) item limit on materials borrowed with a library card.  If you wish to place a hold on a particular item, you may do so in person at the library, at home through the WLS website, or by calling  914-669-5161.  For any of these methods, you will need your library barcode number (found on your card) and a PIN. Westchester Library System IT has set your  PIN automatically as the last four digits of the phone number associated with your card. You can change this PIN online. You will receive a notification either by phone, text, or email when your item is available for pickup.  Reserve items must be checked out on the same library card that was used to reserve the items.  Items will be held for eight days. 

RESERVING ITEMS

You may reserve items at the library, at home through our website, or by calling us at 669-5161.  You will need your library barcode number and PIN. You will receive a notification via phone, text, or email when your item is available for pickup. Reserve items must be checked out on the same library card that was used to reserve the items. Once they reach the library, items will be held for eight days before being sent back, so please be prompt in picking up your materials.

RENEWAL & RETURN ITEMS

All items may be renewed once, as long as the item is not on reserve for another patron. You may renew by calling 914-669-5161. 

Items borrowed from libraries in the Westchester Library System may be returned to any public library in Westchester County.

For your convenience, the outdoor book drop is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

FINE RATES

If you fail to return or renew an item 30 days past its due date, it will be classified as lost, and you’ll be liable for its cost. Should this cost exceed $25, your library card may be blocked. Remember that while many county libraries have done away with late fees, not all follow this practice. Consequently, you may still need to pay charges for items from libraries that enforce overdue fines.

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