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Andrew RichmondAndrew Richmond,  Director of the Rye Public Library holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Plymouth State University and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Rhode Island.   Andy was awarded the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association 2015 Library Director of the Year Award in October 2015.   Director of R.P.L. since November, 2009, he was previously the Assistant Director of the Kelley Library in Salem, NH, and the former Director of the Nichols Memorial Library in Kingston, NH.   Andy has roots in the area’s visual arts community, and has tried his hand at writing, with a short story selected for, and published in, the Live Free or Undead collection . Andy lives in Portsmouth with his wife and daughters.

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Lisa Houde,  Assistant Director/Director of Youth Services holds a BA in Liberal Arts  and a Master of Library and  Information Science Degree from San Jose State University.  A New Hampshire native, Lisa was fortunate to travel the world as an Air Force dependent; she lived in Okinawa, Japan, traveled widely in Asia, and has lived in the Mid-West, California and Washington State.  Prior to joining the team at Rye Public Library in 2006, Lisa taught Junior High English for many years as well as having many other jobs–including as a Seattle drainage cop!  Lisa contributes to the library community on many New Hampshire book award committees as well as working with the American Library Association.  Lisa is currently working on a teen library services professional reference book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing in spring 2018.  She lives in Newmarket with her partner and standard poodle named Nickleby.


triciaTricia Quinn-RPL Associate Director  1987- 2016

It is with overwhelming grief that we share the sad news of the loss during November 2016 of our dear friend and colleague Tricia Quinn.  Our loss is shared with her beloved family and truly the entire town of Rye.  Tricia dedicated her work life as a librarian here at Rye Public Library for over thirty years.   Her work and life revolved around care and service to her family, town, church and community, and she will be deeply missed.



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 RPL Staff 2013 Summer Team-Builder On The Uncle Oscar

From left: Andy Richmond, Guest, Lisa Houde, Tricia Quinn, Guest, Pam Woods, Martha Jones, Juliette Doherty, Gwen Putnam-Bailey, Shawna Healy
Absent: Lisa Breton-Eaton, Jim Chase, Margaret Hutchins, Brenda Nolette

Adult Services
Juliette Doherty, Adult Services Assistant Librarian
Lisa Breton-Eaton, Technology Librarian
Sherry Evans, Adult Services Assistant Librarian
Shawna Healy, Adult Services Assistant Librarian
Gwen Putnam-Bailey, Adult Services Assistant Librarian
Pam Woods, Technical Services/Inter-Library Loan

Youth Services
Lisa Houde, Assistant Director/  Director of  Youth Services
Margaret Hutchins, Youth Services Assistant Librarian
Brenda Nolette, Youth Services Assistant Librarian
Kat Paiva, Teen Programming Assistant Librarian

Library Pages
Jacob Allen

Brianna Mastro

Jim Chase