librarian on July 10th, 2014

Just a heads up that the library will be Closed during the Richmond Free Fair July 10th, 11th and 12th. All the librarians will be at the fair working the food stand. If you really need something come to the fair ground and find us at the food stand right behind the Community Building.

We will be back to regular hours on Monday, July 16th.

librarian on June 27th, 2014

It’s the end of June and what have we been up to at the library?

There has been “seed Spitting, a digital scavenger hunt, we made rain sticks, Father’s day card, catapults and planters too.

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Then we raced Rocket Balloons and bouncy balls, made “Temporary” lava lamps and had food from our trip the Oz Museum.

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Next we made Pan Pipes from straws, celebrated National Chocolate Pudding Day and made mini pies

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librarian on May 28th, 2014

The 2014 Richmond Public Library Summer Reading program is set to start on Wednesday, June 4th at 3:00. There will be 3 program again this year, kids, teens and adults. Below you will find a list of events for each program.

Fizz, Boom, Read [5th grade & under]
Seed Spitting & Sign-Up – Wednesday, June 4 @ 3:00

Rain Sticks -Wednesday, June 11 @ 3:00

Balloon Rocket & Rubber Ball craft-Wednesday, June 18 @ 3:00

Pan Pipe Straws & Chicken Sounds from a cup- Wednesday, June 25 @ 3:00

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY!-Thursday, June 26th @ 3:00

Exploding Lunch Bags [2nd -5th]/ Bubble Snakes [1st & under]Wednesday, July 2nd @ 3:00

Starch Slime- Wednesday, July 9th @ 3:00

Experiment day- Wednesday, July 16th @ 3:00

Henna Tattoos- Wednesday, July 23rd @ 3:00 [need signed permission slips BEFORE you get Tattoo]

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY!-Monday, July 28th @ 3:00

NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY!-Wednesday, August 6@ 3:00

End of Summer Reading Treasure Hunt – Wednesday, August 13 @ 3:00

The grade you were in this year is the grade we count

Spark a Reaction! [6th - 12th grade]

Find the Light Bulb Scavenger Hunt- Thursday, June 5th 2:00 pick up your picture packets. Team with most light bulbs wins! You MUST have a Team to participate!

Catapults- Thursday, June 12th @ 3:00

Temporary Lava Lamp- Thursday, June 19th @ 3:00

CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY- Thursday, June 26th @ 3:00

Pop Rocks vs. Mentos- Thursday, July 3rd @ 3:00

Pop Tab & Paper Bracelets- Thursday, June 17th @ 3:00

Henna Tattoos- Thursday, July 24th @ 3:00

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOALTE DAY, Monday, July 28th @ 3:00

Baby Jar Candles- Thursday, July 31st @ 3:00

NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY – Wednesday, July 6th
@ 3:00

Tie Dye [bring your own shirt] –Thursday, August 7th @ 3:00

End of Summer Reading- Wednesday, August 13th @ 3:00

Literary Elements [Adults]

Find the “Light Bulb” Scavenger Hunt- Thursday, June 5th 2:00 pick up your packets, and Summer Reading Sign-up

Vertical Hanging Planters- Friday, June 13 @ 1:00

Oz Museum Foods – Friday, June 20th @ 1:00

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY – June 26th @ 2:00

Making Mini Pies [for you & the fair stand]- Friday, June 27th @ 1:00

Mini Maker Day- Friday, July 18th @ 1:00

Bath Bombs- Friday, July 25th @ 1:00

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY- Monday, July 28th @ 2:00

Edible Books- Friday, August 1st @ 1:00

NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY- Wednesday, August 6th @ 2:00

Gourd Bird Houses- Friday, August 8th @ 1:00

End of Summer Reading- Wednesday, August 13th @ 1:00

 

 

librarian on May 21st, 2014

May is a busy month for most. Mother’s Day, Graduations and Memorial Day weekend and L. Frank Baum’s birthday [he wrote The Wizard of Oz]. Even with the busy schedules the library did manage to plan a few events this May.

First up was Mother’s Day,the story time kids made Mother’s Day baskets from paper plates and fake flowers and on Friday May 9th the library had crafts for the kids to make their mother’s and grandmothers.

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Next up L. Frank Baum’s birthday and 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the movie, so you know the library had to do something.

The story time kids were read two Wizard of Oz books and then made “Over the Rainbow” windsocks out of small milk jugs and ribbon.

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The kids were invited to the library on May 15th to make “Tornado’s in jar” and “Broom Stick” dessert.

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The Adults who were up for checked out the “Cooking in Oz” cookbook and make a recipe form the book and bring it to share with others on Friday, May 16th.

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The Adults also took a Library “Field Trip” to Wamego to visit the Oz Museum and Toto’s Taco’s for lunch on Tuesday, May 20th.

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They also went to the Dutch Wind Mill and Prairie Town Museum in Wamego and then off to Alma to the cheese factory.  The group had a wonderful time!

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The Modern Woodmen of America Tiny Tots club also planted the library flower boxes for us again this year. The little kids do a great job and it make the front of the library look so pretty. Many thanks to them.

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librarian on May 14th, 2014

May 2014 has Mother’s Day on May 11th and L. Frank Baum birthday on May 15th [he wrote the Wizard of Oz] and 2014 is the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz movies, so the library will be celebrating both events. Watch for signs and facebooks post.

librarian on April 18th, 2014

Easter is late this year. April 20th, so what did the library do for Easter?

First there was and Easter craft day for the adults on Friday, April11. They made Easter Bunny bags.

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Second the story time kids had their own Easter hunt on Wednesday, April 16th

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And last there was and Easter craft day for the kids on Friday, April 18th. The kids colored masks and puzzles or made little card stock baskets

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librarian on April 16th, 2014

The Library holds and Open House every April in honor of National Library Week. This year’s open house was Tuesday, April 15.  We like for people to come and see what’s new or changed from year to year. This year we have 2 new computers and the sidewalk was fixed. We were hoping to have a book drop but it did not get done. The book drop is a work in progress and  we hope to have it done before summer.

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librarian on March 20th, 2014

Spring break 2014  what did you do? The library has St. Patrick’s day crafts, chocolate & cake pops and Gummies and peeps, oh and of course the attack of the Green Mustache’s!

Monday on St. Patrick’s Day the kids colored a Leprechaun picture and decorated a shamrock and for some reason everyone grew a Green Mustache.

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Wednesday, March 19th the kids got to dip cake pops into chocolate. How can you go wrong with that??

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Thursday we made Peeps and Gummy worms, lips and bears. Once again how can you go wrong with this? The kids love this stuff.

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What a Spring Break! But we hope the kids had fun!

 

librarian on February 20th, 2014

The library held it’s annual Chocolate Day on Thursday, February 13th. Adults and Kids were invited to the library to make chocolate suckers, chocolate hearts and so on.

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This year we had four kinds of chocolate and some chocolate cheese ball. There was butterscotch, watermelon, raspberry and vanilla chocolate, and for just a little while there was root beer flavored chocolate [request by the kids] Everyone really enjoys our annual chocolate day! Chocolate is good for ALL ages!

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librarian on January 27th, 2014

Monthly meeting of the Richmond Public Library Board of Trustees 6:30 PM