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The Friends of the Rye Public Library (a 501(c)3 organization) help educate our community about the needs of the library as well as its resources and facilities.   Your annual dues help the Friends provide this vital support, as our main source of revenue is our Annual Membership Drive.  Click here for our current membership form.

Please join us…

The Friends meet the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm at the Rye Public Library.

The Mission of the Friends of the Rye Public Library is to:

  • Promote the Library within the community
  • Enhance the Library’s resources and services
  • Provide programs that are designed to create interest in the Library
  • Act as a support group for the Library’s financial plans or for additional resources requested by the Library Director

Did you know that your library provides the following services?

* Museum passes (Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston Museum of Science,  Historic New England, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Strawbery Banke, and the Seacoast Science Center)
* Delivery service to homebound residents
* Weekly senior visits to the Library
* Weekly storytelling for children
* Summer reading programs
* Film series
* Art exhibits
* Computer classes
* Speaker series
* Youth and Adult book discussion groups
* Summer art lectures
* Military book discussion group
* Interlibrary loan services
* Meeting rooms
* Internet and WiFi access
* History and genealogy reference
* Notary services
* Concerts, and more…

Please renew your membership or become a new Friend!

Annual Memberships run from October 1 of the current year,  to September 30 of the following year.

Membership levels are as follows:
Seniors, $5
Individual, $10
Family, $25
Benefactor, $100
Literary Lion, $100+

Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Rye Public Library and send them to the Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Rd. Rye, NH“  03870

Friends honor past President Ann Malpass