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Library Closed – March 16th onward

Please see the full message about the library closing.

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 until the Governor’s Executive Order, New York on PAUSE, is lifted.

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 April 12th.
  • All dues dates have been adjusted to May 1st, 2020. Any fines accrued between March 16th and May 1 st 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!

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