About Us

The Friends of RKML



The mission of the Friends is to serve the people who reside, work or attend school in North Salem through service to the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. Their service takes the form of volunteering at the library, raising funds for selected programs and materials, and working in consultation with the library director and trustees. They receive and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to the library. The Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization without any political or religious affiliation.


The Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization working to further the educational and cultural needs of our community through its support of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. The mission of the Friends is to help enrich library services in collaboration with the library director and trustees. These include technology, literary, culinary, visual, and performing arts. 

All of the Friends programs were funded through our annual membership dues, various fundraiser proceeds, and a generous grant awarded from M&T Bank. 

Museum Passes
Music, Culinary & Art Programs
Nibble & Nosh (March)
Library Fair Baked Goods
Family Fun Day (July)
Holiday Bazaar (November)
Author Talks & Lectures
TV Monitor
Coffee Maker for Patrons
Refreshments for Library Program


The museum passes at our library are purchased by the Friends. These passes give you and your family free or discounted admission to these museums:

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Neuberger Museum of Art
Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
American Museum of Natural History
Katonah Museum of Art
The Maritime Aquarium
Guggenheim New York


President – Jennifer Gileno
Vice President – Fran Havard
Treasurer – Tim Purdy
Secretary – Sae Kim
Social Media/Membership Support – Kat Gamero
Volunteer – Jenn Gamero
Volunteer – Sae Kim
Volunteer – Ernesto Mosquera
Volunteer – Tayka Velasquez
Volunteer – Rosalind Rock
Volunteer – Betty Coutsouradis
Volunteer – Lori Tripoli 
Volunteer – Edris Scherer

BECOME A Friend of the Library!


address: 276 Titicus Road, NS, NY 10560
phone: 914-669-5161
email: keelerfriends@wlsmail.org


2019 Nibble & Nosh

Paint Night

2019 Family Fun Day

Programs for children such as this storytelling and music event by Jonathan Kruk and Rich Bayla


Concerts by the Red Dirt Road Band, Washboard Slim and the Blue lights, Caroline Doctorow, Highpoint Players, and others such as this barbershop and acapella group, 29 Seconds


Family Fun Day in Summer 2016 with the local Goat Rodeo Band including Eric Pooley. 

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Many of the music programs have been paid for by grants given to the Friends of the Library by M&T Bank.
The library staff, trustees, friends, and patrons are extremely grateful to the staff and foundation of M&T Bank.


The friends also received many donations in memory of Pat Malanchuk. They were used for the concert by Washboard Slim and the Bluelights.


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