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Statistical Highlights

Click here for a recap of some of our outstanding statistics for last year!  Stats Highlights

Library Centennial Video

Did you miss the video that we showed during the Library Centennial Town Fair this past Wednesday, or would you just like to see it again? We have DVDs available for purchase and for borrowing, and our good friend Martha Lardent, who directed and produced the video, has given us an edited version which you can watch right now on YouTube!

http://youtu.be/zucu2T0Epco

Our sincere THANKS! to everyone who made our Wednesday, “ June 22 2011 Centennial Town Fair Celebration possible, especially Library Director Andy Richmond and Library Trustee Ann Malpass, Volunteer Sarah Labadie and the Centennial Town Players, Historical Society Director Alex Herlihy, Rye Police Department, and the Friends and Board of Trustees of the Rye Public Library who baked pies, directed visitors, made signs, stood in the rain, booked our musicians and singers and magician and puppeteer, produced and directed Look! A Library!, directed traffic, painted faces, sang, played, served food. We estimate that at least 500 people came through our doors during the four hours of the Town Fair. Last but not least, THANKS! to all of YOU for coming and enjoying and making it such a success.

Come back soon, and stay tuned for news of another event in September, when we observe the 1911 dedication of the original building.

Rye Public Library Board of Trustees

The Rye Public Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of every month at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted on posted agendas.  Meetings take place in the Rye Public Library’s New Hampshire Room and are open to the public.  Community members are encouraged to attend.

 

Next Meeting Agenda

Current Annual Report From the Rye Public Library Board of Trustees

Board Members:

Karen W. Oliver, Chair (2015)

Brian Klinger, Treasurer(2017)

Phil Boynton, Secretary (2015)

Karen Allen (2017)

Victor D. Azzi (2016)

Meeting Minutes ~ Current Year (pdf)

January

January Facility Committee

February

March

March Facility Committee

April

April Facility Committee

 May

May Facility Committee

June

June Facility Committee

July

August

August Facility Committee

September (unapproved)

October 2 Budget Meeting

October 22 Facility and Business Meeting (unapproved)

November

December

 Annual Report Archive

Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting Agenda Archive

Rye Public Library Mission and Vision Statements

Rye Public Library Vision Statement

The vision of the Rye Public Library is to be the cultural heart of “ Rye by facilitating the free flow of ideas and information for all members of our community.

Rye Public Library Mission Statement

The Rye Public Library will be a friendly place providing unrestricted access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain. “ We will promote the value of reading and encourage the quest for knowledge and experience to enrich lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity. “ The Library will be a mine of good and a fountain of help in the guiding spirit of our original benefactor
Mary Tuck Rand.

adopted by the Rye Public Library Board of Trustees February 9, 2012

Contact Us at Rye Public Library!

We welcome your comments, suggestions and other input.  Please feel free to contact us by

  • Phone: (603) 964-8401
  • Fax : (603) 964-7065
  • e-mail: contact@ryepubliclibrary.org
  • US mail: 581 Washington Road  Rye, NH 03870

Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Annual Reports Archive

2013
2013 Annual Report

2012
2012 Annual Report

2011
2011 Annual Report

2010
2010 Annual Report

2008
2008 Annual Report

2007
2007 Annual Report

2006
2006 Annual Report

2005
2005 Annual Report

2004
2004 Annual Report

2003
2003 Annual Report

2002
2002 Annual Report

2001
2001 Annual Report

2000
2000 Annual Report

Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Archive
Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archive

Earlier Rye Public Library Board of Trustees annual reports are available in hard copy at the Library or via electronically archived Rye Town Reports available at this link.   Hard copies of earlier RPL Board of Trustees minutes are available at the Library.  Thank You.

Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes Archive

Select links  below to access minutes from the Rye Public Library Board of  Trustees Minutes Archive

For 2013 minutes, see main Trustee page

Archive:

2013
January
February
March
April
April Facility Subcommittee
May
May Facility Subcommittee
June
July
August
September 11 regular meeting
September 24 special meeting–budget submission
October 10 regular meeting  
October Facility Subcommittee
October Special Budget Meeting
November 8 special meeting — Planning
November 13 Facility Subcommittee
November 13 regular meeting
December

2012

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August 9
August 23
September
October
October Budget Meeting
November
December

2011
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September 8
September 13
October
November
December

2010
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

2009
July 9
July 17
August 10
August 28
September 10
September 18
September 19
September 22
December 10

2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August

Rye Public Library Board of Trustees
Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Annual Report Archive
Rye Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting  Agenda Archive

Our Owls Have Names

It was a tough choice from over 130 entries, but at our Centennial Open House on the afternoon of September 9th, the Rye Public Library Owls were christened with their new names, Artemis and Athena!

They take their alliterative names from Greek mythology: Artemis, goddess of the hunt; and Athena, goddess of wisdom and the liberal arts. And, appropriately enough, we have two winners who each submitted the same pair of names!

Grace Schwaegerle and Brianna Mastro have been notified that their submissions were chosen and that their own names will accompany the owls’ names on a plaque to be mounted in the Library lobby.

Congratulations to our winners, and our thanks to everyone who entered!

Artemis

 

Athena

Rye Public Library Fee Schedule

Current Rye Public Library Fee Schedule

Directions

The Rye Public Library is located at 581 Washington Road in Rye’s Town Center. Our parking lot is accessed from Olde Parish Road, which is just to the north of the library, on your right if you are on Washington Road and facing the front of the library. See the map and driving directions below.

For turn by turn directions from your location, click on the link labeled “Directions” and type in your starting address. And you can always call us at 603.964.8401 for directions.


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If you are coming from Route 1 in Portsmouth, heading South from the traffic circle:

Drive south 4 miles,“  turn left on to Lang Road, at stop sign turn right onto Washington Road, go 200 feet, after fire station turn right on to Olde Parish Road. Parking is on the immediate left.

If you are on the coast:

Washington Road is the most direct route from either the north or the south. It is 3.5 miles south from Odiorne Point State Park and 1 mile north of Rye Harbor. Take Washington Road to the Stop sign, drive straight past the school and Lang Road. After the Fire Station turn right onto Olde Parish Road. Parking is on the immediate left

Directions from I-95, heading South:

Take Exit 3B -“  Greenland, turn“  left onto route 33 / 101. At 2nd light / truckstop take left onto Ocean Road. At the next set of lights turn left onto Route 1. Travel 200 feet and turn right at Gas station/Lang Road. At stop sign turn right onto Washington Road, go 200 feet, after fire station turn right on to Olde Parish Road. Parking is on the immediate left.

If you are driving North from Hampton on Route 1:

Turn Right at Light at Breakfast Hill, travel 2 miles on Washington Road to the stop sign at the center of town. Continue straight, the church will be on your right–the library is across the road from the church. Drive past the front of the library and take Olde Parish Road on the left. Parking is on the immediate left.