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Friends of the Library

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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. 

The Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library provides educational programs, activities, and resources for children, teens, and adults. In recent years, the Friends have organized two events for the whole family: International Nibble & Nosh in March and Family Fun Day in July with a giant water slide. The Friends also sponsored three special effects workshops for teens, hosted a Holiday Bazaar with all teen crafters, and co-sponsored library programs.

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:

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


Co-Presidents – Debbie Rizzo & Jen Armbruster
Vice President – Bea Kruchkow
Treasurer – Tim Purdy
Secretary – Jen Armbruster
Social Media/Advertising – Kat Gamero
Advisor/Media – Jen Gileno
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!

By becoming a Friend of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, you are making our wonderful library a special place for our community. The yearly membership fee is $25.00 per family. You can join the Friends by sending a check payable to:
The Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560

Please include your name, address, email, and phone number. 
Or join online by scrolling up and using the Join the Friends button.
Please check to see if your employer will match your charitable donations.


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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