Meet Vicki Marwell

A member of a Bedford family that goes back generations, Vicki Marwell was issued her first Katonah Village Library card at the tender age of 9. An enjoyable, decades-long relationship had begun.

After getting married, moving to Massachusetts, and starting their family, Vicki and her husband, Stu, returned to the Bedford area in 1983. On their second day back, Vicki brought her kids, three-year-old Nick and two-month-old Elizabeth, to Katonah Village Library (KVL) to get their library cards. From then on, Vicki enjoyed visiting KVL with her children — so she could catch up with old friends, meet new people, and get out of the house.

Vicki’s reacquaintance with KVL worked out well for all concerned. She was a Library Trustee from 1997 through 2006, and served as Board President from 2001 through 2004 — during which time the Children’s Room Sunroom (also known as Tina’s Room) was completed. Vicki also fostered the 2013 renovation of KVL’s third floor into the Charles McDuffie Writers room, a pleasant and quiet space for writing and thinking. About twenty years ago, Vicki volunteered to help out at the popular KVL Book Sale. Her first assigned task was to vacuum; it took her four hours. Vicki has continued giving her time gracefully and graciously to the Book Sale in varying roles over the years, despite her having tried to foist off the folders to other people on several occasions.

Not surprisingly to anyone who knows her, Vicki has a long and broad history as a major “do-er” in our community — active on the Katonah Elementary School PTO, Parent Council, Hopp Ground Garden Club of Bedford, and Bedford 2020. She also currently volunteers with the gardening group from Ability Beyond in Mount Kisco, and with the Food Bank for Westchester’s garden located at Westchester Land Trust’s headquarters at Sugar Hill Farm in Bedford Hills. Her family remains committed supporters of the Mount Kisco Child Care Center and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Northern Westchester.

Vicki earned her undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College and an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management in Boston. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Curtis Instruments in Mount Kisco. When not volunteering, Vicki loves cooking, gardening, and spending time with Stu, her children and daughter-in-law, Margaret, and her beautiful grand-daughter, Mina. And as an avid patron of Katonah Village Library, she includes reading, sharing, and discussing books with friends among her lifelong pleasures.