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Rye Library Closing, Events Cancelled Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 29th

The Rye Library – also closing due to Coronavirus concerns. Due dates have been extended to April 1st, and they are providing directions on electronic borrowing that can be done online:


"Dear Library Patrons,

The Rye Free Reading Room is committed to the health and well-being of both the public and the our staff. After careful consideration of the situation, after speaking with other non-profits in town, and in light of the CDC recommendations on social distancing, the Rye Free Reading Room will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th. The library is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday, March 30th.
We know the Rye Free Reading Room is a critical community resource to our residents, and the decision to close was not made lightly. Please note that no Rye Free Reading Room employees have tested positive to COVID-19 and none are subject to any form of restrictions as a result of direct or indirect contact with a confirmed case.
While the library is closed:
  • All programs and events are cancelled through March 29th.
  • All dues dates have been adjusted to April 1st, 2020. Any fines accrued between March 16th and March 29th will be waived. Please do not return any material to the library during this time.
  • Reference service will be available via email, phone, or online chat. Please see the library's website for the schedule, and for ways to contact us.
  • Our digital library collection is available 24/7. We have increased the number of digital titles we buy, and WLS has temporarily increased the number of items that can be borrowed through hoopla and Kanopy. Visit ryelibrary.org/ebooks for all your digital library options.
  • If you need a library card, please fill out the application and we will e-mail you your card number. If you need other assistance with your account, please e-mail, call, or chat with us using the links on the website.
  • Look for reading recommendations and other resources on the library's website.
For authoritative information about the Coronavirus, please visit the Westchester County Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thank you for your understanding as we work across the community to contain COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you in the library again soon!
Chris Shoemaker


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