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Little Free Library Update:
 
Tricia's Little Free Library on  Cable Road sponsored by Rye Public Library and The Friends of the Rye Public Library would normally open at this time. Though spreading good will [and we can all use some of that] is the driving force behind the Little Library, because of concerns of infection through the unregulated exchange of book materials, we have to postpone this year's season. The RPL Little Free Library will remain closed until a
future decision can be made based on regional conditions. We hope to be able to resume service later this summer.



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581 Washington Road, Rye N.H. 03870  603-964-8401 contact@ryepubliclibrary.org
June 1, 2020
Supplement  


Occasionally, we send a reminder or special notice through the Ripple Effect Splash Supplement.  Here's the skinny:
                                                              
                                                               Andy Richmond
                                                               Director, Rye Public Library
Rye Public Library Returns Service Begins June 1st, 2020
 
 
 
This week we are happy to announce the first stage of our modified re-opening plans.  RPL Staff and Trustees have been meeting steadily to guide the process of bringing back a level of service beyond the electronic outreach we've been able to offer since Covid-19 shut down our building in March.  Starting Monday, June 1st we begin to welcome the return of the books and other materials you have so patiently minded since mid March.  Let's work together to keep things organized by returning items in the following pattern:  
  •   If your last name falls in the A-E range, feel free to drop returns in  RPL's outside drop box on Monday June 1st during the hours of 11am-1pm  or 4pm -6pm.
     
  • If your last name falls in the A-J range, feel free to drop returns in  RPL's outside drop box on Tuesday June 2nd during the hours of 11am-1pm  or 4pm -6pm.
     
  • If your last name falls in the A-O range, feel free to drop returns in  RPL's outside drop box on Wednesday June 3rd during the hours of 11am-1pm  or 4pm -6pm.
     
  • If your last name falls in the A-T range, feel free to drop returns in  RPL's outside drop box on Thursday June 4th during the hours of 11am-1pm  or 4pm -6pm.
     
  • Then all  names can feel free to drop returns in  RPL's outside drop box on Friday June 5th during the hours of 11am-1pm  or 4pm -6pm, and Saturday June 6th during the hours of 11-2.
Remember, there will be NO FEES assessed on these materials.  The extended period they've been out is beyond anyone's control, and fines will naturally be waived.  We'll continue to cover our phones and e-mail during all normal open hours as returns begin.  
 
As with any venture outside your home if you have been experiencing fever of any respiratory symptoms, please avoid going into the public.  Just hang on to your materials for another couple of weeks and bring them by when you feel better.    
 
This returns phase is structured to allow us to properly manage the materials in advance of our next phase of operations to be announced later this week.  

It's been a long road, but we are extremely happy to be able to get the ball rolling toward further service in early June.  Thanks in advance  for your help in keeping stage 1 orderly and functional!  
 
With Best Wishes,
Andy Richmond
Director, Rye Public Library