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Mad Science

SpecialeventSpinpopboomTuesday, July 29th at  6:00 PM Mad Science
Explore crazy and fun science with this Boston-based group. They bring fun, amazement, and wonder to all things science. “Spin, Pop, BOOM!” Awesome science reactions. Please sign- up in the Youth Department.

This program has been generously sponsored by The Friends of the Rye Public Library.



Friday Flick August 1

bugs life

Join us for popcorn, juice, and a movie!! During the Summer Reading Program our shows will begin promptly at 3:00 PM. In keeping with our “Fizz, Boom, Read!” theme this summer, we are showing some fun family films you may not have seen in awhile! This film is rated G and runs for 95 minutes.

This colorful animated comedy is a Walt Disney/ Pixar Animation Film.  Journey inside a miniature world of bugs for big fun and adventure!  Features the voices of Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please be sure to check the content of this film to be sure that the film is appropriate for your child. Please call the library if you have any questions.



Book Bites Book Club For Kids

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 3-5, ages 8-10.Our next meeting will be Thursday July 31st from 3:15-4:15PM. The book we are reading is  13 Treasures, by Michelle Harrison. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.




Story Time at the Farmer’s Market

storytime Join Lisa for informal story times under the pine tree Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:00 PM* beginning June 18th.

*weather permitting!



Wizards at Hogwarts Movie Marathon

Wizards at Hogwharryarts Movie Marathon August 15th and August 16th  8:30 AM – 7:30 PM each day. We will show all seven movies!Wear some sort of related costume and bring some themed snacks to share. There will be a chance at trivia…if you dare! Please contact the youth department for more information!


Family Garden Club Tuesday August 12th

garden toolsWe are delighted to have Pat Ritter from Nature’s Wonders here to work with kids in our garden which was created by children and families several years ago.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday August 12th from 3:30 – 4:30PM.

Please call the library @ 964-8401 to reserve your spot. We would love to have you join us!



Mother Goose on the Loose!

mother gooseThis is a thirty minute interactive session that uses songs and rhymes, puppets and musical instruments, to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. We  meet Fridays from 10:00 to 10:30 AM in the Community Meeting Room.

We will meet this summer on Fridays June 27th – August 8th. We hope you will be able to join us!

Junior High and High School Summer Reading Program 2014

Spark Teen English Poster RGBStudents in grades 6-12 are invited to become members of the Rye Public Library’s Summer Reading WIKI. This year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction” and you’ll have a chance to read, post on the WIKI, earn raffle tickets, and possibly win great prizes!

It’s easy! If you’re traveling or staying close to home, your summer reading program is as close as your laptop or phone, iPad -whatever! What do you need to do?

1. Read books or listen to audio books.

2. Log on to the Rye Public Library’s Summer Reading WIKI:

3.Comment on the books you’ve read by writing a short review, and that’s it- you’re automatically entered to win a raffle prize! See the WIKI for more details. WIKI goes live June 23rd, prizes will be drawn on August 9th- you need not be present to win!

Contact the youth department for more information about the the raffle tickets and the prizes.

You’re going to read over the summer anyway, right, so why not try to win something while you’re having fun reading? Call Lisa @ 964-8401 if you have any questions.

Story Time

Our Story Time program  meets each Wednesday at 11:00 AM for a program that combines storytimestories, singing, dancing, finger plays, and crafts!   No sign-up is required. All ages are welcome!

We will hold Story Times this summer on Wednesdays June 25 – August 6th. We hope you will be able to join us!


Lego Mania!

We can’t get enough Legos!legos No need to sign-up for this drop in Lego craziness!! Just come on in and start construction!! During the Summer Reading Program we will have our Lego mania sessions on Thursday mornings from 11:00AM to 12:00PM.  We will meet on Thursday June 26th, July 3rd,  10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and August 7th. All ages are welcome. Come join the fun!