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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.



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!


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.

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!


Read to a Labrador Retriever!

Practice and improve your reading skills by reading to a black lab who will listen patiently and without judgement! This year we are offering drop in sessions of 15 minute slots between 10:00 and 11:00AM on Thursdays July 3rd,  July 17th and July 31st. Bring your reading choice, or pick out something here. These dogs are wonderful!

Summer Reading Program Finale with Michael Zerphy

JoiZerphy Trunkn us for our Summer Reading Program Finale Tuesday August 5th at 6:00PM. We are pleased to have Michael Zerphy entertain us with his music, magic and juggling show!  This energetic,  interactive show is going to be fun! Sign-up is required for this great show.

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