The mission of the Klingenstein Library at Rye Country Day School is to support the mission of the school. The library provides an atmosphere conducive to study and a program of information skills where thinking, inquiry and information literacy are emphasized. We seek to develop independent learners who contribute positively to the school community.
The library has two branches, the Lower School Library and the Middle/Upper School Library. A single, unified catalog (OPAC) serves both, and students, faculty, staff and parents are welcome to check books out from either branch.
The library collections include about 30,000 volumes, plus approximately 1300 videos, and 85 periodicals in hard copy, with access to hundreds of other reference sources and periodicals through e-books and online databases, covering the arts, sciences, history, biography, literature, general and scholarly periodicals and historical newspapers.
The Lower School Library is open throughout the school day for scheduled classes and drop-ins; the Middle/Upper School Library is open before and after school as well. The catalog and databases are available online 24 hours a day, from any Internet browser.
Mrs. Maureen Irwin, Director of Libraries, Middle School Librarian
Mrs. Jennifer DeVito, Upper School Librarian
Ms. Ginny Hearon, Lower School Librarian
Ms. Heather Robinson, Librarian Assistant