Gingerbread Contest: Starting November 1. Stop by the Library and pick up an entry form for this year's Gingerbread Contest. There are different age categories. Choose an historic building / structure and create a winning reproduction! Entries are due no later than Friday, November 26. Bring your creation to the library between Monday, November 29 and Saturday, December 4 during library hours.

See our Home Page for entry forms

Judging for the People’s Choice Award will be ongoing

the week of December 6 – 11

Judging by our Panel of Judges will be Sunday, December 12 at 1:00 pm

Questions: email us at

Small Town Life: Did you know that 34 years ago former resident Rita Gilbert and the Bicentennial Committee put on the production of the Century! Featuring all local residents (who knew we had so much talent!) the show was a series of vignettes recounting North Salem's colorful past starting with, "In The Beginning....was the Rock!" We are toying with the idea of an outdoor showing of the original production this fall.....stay tuned!

Too early to think about winter! Not for us - we are bringing back the Gingerbread Contest this November for display and judging in early December. Remember walking into the Library and all you could smell was gingerbread!! Details will be out in early November.

Follow us in the North Salem News: Each month we will feature a news article on a North Salem Nugget - a small accounting of a local person, place, event, etc. See History Nuggets in the left hand column. Please be sure to check them out!

School Yearbook Collection: Between the school, library, town historian and a few private collections we have managed to assemble a copy of every school yearbook, see link below.

Purdys Central High: Please visit their website compliments of Pier "Peter" V. Guidi, Class of '62:

It is chockful of wonderful memorabilia on the classes that attended Purdys Central High. On that site you will see their film, One More Day - North Salem Remembers, by Bob Field, writer and editor, Class of ‘63. Bob interviewed many graduates and did the filming in town.