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Rye Public Library will be closed Mon. Sept. 5th in observance of Labor Day

Labor Day

The Rye Public Library will be closed on Monday September 5th in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy you holiday and please join us as we re-open on Tuesday September 6th at 9:00am

Slow Ride [Take it Easy] Guided Bike Ride Tonight at 6pm

Rye Slow Roll

As a board member of SABR [Seacoast Area Bike Riders] Library Director Andy Richmond will lead a 7 mile casual paced bike ride tonight at 6pm starting and finishing at the Rye Public Library parking lot. [park here, changing and restroom facilities will be available–the Library will be closed for business] On the ride, we’ll loop out to the oceanside, taking in historic sights along the way. We have a planned stop at the Rye General Store [ a regional Bicycle Benefits business] for ice cream, and a return to the Library parking lot. Please join

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Story Time at the Farmer’s Market


Story Time at the Farmer’s Market* Join Lisa for informal story times under the pine tree Wednesdays June 22- August 31 from 2:30 – 3:00 PM* *weather permitting!



Mother Goose on the Loose!

mother goose

Mother Goose on the Loose is a thirty minute interactive session that uses songs and rhymes, puppets and musical instruments, to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. We meet Fridays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM in the Community Meeting Room.

We hope you can join us!

Story Time

storytime reader

Our Story Time program for toddlers and preschoolers meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM for a program that combines stories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts! No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome! We will not be meeting on August 24th and August 31st. Our regular programing will resume on September 7th. See you then!

Friday Flick September 2

Journey of the brave

Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! Shows begin promptly at 3:10 P.M. Today’s movie is The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave, is rated G and runs for 82 minutes.

Join us for this animated film. Join your favorite dinosaurs on an adventure to rescue Littlefoot’s father. Filled with songs and laughter, it’s an inspiring tale of courage for the whole family.

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please be sure to check the content of this film to be sure that the film is appropriate

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Dumbledore’s Army – Harry Potter Club September 6th


Shhhhhhhh….don’t tell Umbridge or Filch about this…or you’ll break out in SNEAK spots!

Dumbledore’s Army next meets on Tuesday September 6th from 6:00 to 7:30PM. Please note our new schedule for the school year. We will now meet on the first Tuesday of the month. All Ages are welcome!

This once-a-month group meets in the room of requirement to do Harry Potter-related crafts, eat HP-related foods, watch movies, discuss books, do read-alouds, have trivia nights, read and/or write fanfic…whatever we can think up related to the Wizarding World! I assure you, it is a blast!

Parents, please remember,

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Crazy 8s Math Club Season 2 New session

Crazy 8s Logo

Math Gone Wild!!! Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades K-2 will meet Mondays, 3:15 to 4:15 PM for 8 weeks starting September 26th. (No meeting on October 10th)

This is a SUPER FUN math club; please sign-up and plan to attend all 8 weeks. Continuity is key to having a fun experience with math. Limited spaces are available. CALL TO SIGN UP NOW!!!

Please call the library if you have any questions.



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YAttitudes Teen Book Club September 13th

Faerie Wars

Our Teen book club for students in grade 6 and up meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. This month we meet on Tuesday September 13th from 6:30 to 7:30PM.

This month we are reading Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.

We eat pizza and have a dessert at all meetings. Join us!


Fun stuff to

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Make a Fairy House Program Wednesday September 14th


Fairy House Making with Stefania Metalious

We are having a program to make a fairy house on Wednesday September 14th. We will have a session at 5:30PM, and one at 6:00PM. You can make one to display here at RPL or take home. Here is a picture of a fairy house that was built here last fall!

Stef does an AMAZING job! All materials for gorgeous Fairy Houses will be available – just bring your imagination! And dress up for fun!

Houses will include both natural and not-so-natural elements – you choose! Sign up is required. Space

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