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Rye Public Library Board of Trustees

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The Rye Public Library’s Board of Trustees meets the second Monday of every month at 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted on posted agendas.  Meetings take place in the Rye Public Library’s Community Meeting Room and are open to the public.  RPL Board of Trustees meetings are also streamed live to the Internet and archived for reference.  Community members are encouraged to attend or view meetings.

BYLAWS of the Rye Public Library Board of Trustees

Current Annual Report From the Rye Public Library Board of Trustees

Board Members:

Karen Allen,Vice Chair (2020)

Victor D. Azzi  (2019)

Brian Klinger, Secretary (2020)

Karen W. Oliver, Chair (2018)

Phil Walsh,Treasurer (2018)

Meeting Minutes ~ Current Year (pdf)

January

February

March payroll planning 
March business

April payroll planning
April Facility Committee
April business

May business 
May Strategic Planning

June(unapproved)
June payroll planning (unapproved)

July

August

September

October

November

December

Annual Report Archive

Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting Agenda Archive

Meeting Rooms

Rye Public Library offers the use of its meeting room space to community and civic groups for public meetings according to the terms of the Library’s Meeting Room Policies (see below or at our policy tab). Requests are considered on a first come, first served basis according to availability. Click below for Meeting Room Policies and reservation applications.

Community Meeting Room

Room capacity is 70 people.  LCD projection equipment, and sound system are for use only by approved and reserved meetings either during the Library’s regular operating hours or with advance approval.

Rye Public Library Meeting Rooms Policy

Rye Public Library Community Meeting Room Reservation Application

Rye Public Library Community Meeting Room Usage Checklist

New Hampshire Room

The New Hampshire Room houses the Local History Collection, and is available for quiet study, reading, and computer use, on a first-come, first-served basis, and for as long as no Library program is scheduled to use it.

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 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

RPL Library Director’s Report Archive

Please follow the links below to access archived RPL Library Director’s Reports.

2016 Library Director’s Report
2015 Library Director’s Report
2014 Library Director’s Report
2013 Library Director’s Report
2012 Library Director’s Report
2011 Library Director’s Report
2010 Library Director’s Report
2009 Library Director’s Report
2008 Library Director’s Report
2007 Library Director’s Report
2006 Library Director’s Report

 

Earlier Library Director’s reports are available in hard copy at the Rye Public Library, or via electronically archived Rye Town Reports accessed at this link.  Thank You.

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

2016
2016 Annual Report

2015
2015 Annual Report

2014
2014 Annual Report

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 current year’s minutes, see main Trustee page

For minutes from years earlier than 2007 please contact Rye Public Library

Archive:

2016

January

February

March

April

May

June 
June Facility Committee

July
July Facility Committee

August
August Budget Worksession

September
September Special Meeting

October
October Special Meeting

November
November Special Meeting

December
December Special Meeting
December Facility Meeting

2015

January

February

March Facility Committee 
March 

April 

 May

June 

July
July 22

August 

September
Sept. Budget Meeting
Sept. Budget MeetingII

October
October Facility Meeting 

November
November Facility Meeting

December
December Facility Meeting 

2014

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 

October 2 Budget Meeting

October 22 Facility and Business Meeting

November 

November Facility Meeting 

December

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