Library Building Project


The future of Rice Public Library is here!



The Town of Kittery is excited to announce the soft reopening of the newly renovated and expanded Rice Public Library, this Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM. 

Rice Public Library staff are eager to welcome patrons back inside the building to resume library services, while our project team completes some final touch-ups. Inviting visitors back inside the library will help us test out systems and identify any final adjustments that may be needed throughout the building. Some areas of the library may remain closed at this time, including the Maine Room, Business Room and Maker Space. We anticipate these areas to be ready for patrons later this month. 

We may need to close the library for a few days in June to accommodate final shelving and signage installation, as well as a final cleaning before the official ribbon cutting. Additional details will be posted about the ribbon cutting celebration in the coming weeks. 

But for now, welcome back - we’ve missed you!






ReadME Summer Book Club

Summer Book Club: Sigh, Gone

Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m.


ReadME is hosted by the Maine Humanities Council with the goal of getting patrons at every library in Maine talking about the same two books. This month's selection is the memoir Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran. 


"In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlett Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, teenage rebellion, and assimilation, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents."


Get your copy at the main circulation desk, or borrow the ebook on our Libby app. This title is also available on audio. All are welcome to this discussion.










Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading 2022


Summer Reading 2022 is here! 

Kids of all ages are encouraged to track their time spent reading. Read 10 hours and win a prize book of your choice!

The summer reading program lats througth September. Sign up any time at the children's circulation desk.