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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!

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.

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!