The Friends of the Rye Public Library and interested citizens of Rye have supported the Library in acquiring multiple copies of the book Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt for a May One Town/One Book initiative at Rye Public Library. This novel of Douglas Swieteck’s coming of age in the 60’s incorporates many social aspects of the era and focuses on the transformational power of art and culture even on seemingly unlikely recipients.
Gary D. Schmidt is an American writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.
Copies of the book are available at Rye Public Library. Please return paperback copies you have read so that others may also enjoy. We’ll discuss the book along with the author at a special Skype enabled session on Tuesday May 17 at 7pm in the RPL Community Meeting Room.