librarian on February 9th, 2015


The library is starting a new food club. Some of you remember “Geography club’ where we made food from different states and countries. Well now we are making food that starts with certain letters.

Each month we will have a main soup, chowder or stew provided by our “Friends” of the Library group. Each person will then bring an accompanying dish that starts with one of the three letters provided that month.  At the moment we are trying a new time frame, our first meeting will be Thursday, February 19th at 5:00 PM.

This month the “Friends” will provide Broccoli Cheese Soup. The letters for the month are B, K or T. 

Remember you can bring anything you want as long as it starts with the letters of the month.  You can even rearrange to make it work. Say you have spinach bacon dip, you just call it bacon spinach dip, or grilled cheese? call it buttered grilled cheese.

Come join us for good food and conversation on the 19th!

librarian on February 4th, 2015

The library will be celebrating Valentine’s day early this year.

First up we will be making heart boxes with the seniors at the Richmond Community Building on Thursday, February 12th right after lunch. We will also be showing them how to fold a dollar bill into a heart.

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On Friday, February 13th we will be doing two different things. First the adults will be making birdseed hearts at 1:00 PM and at 4:00 PM the kids will be making heart boxes and sweetheart buddy treats. Both groups will also have some melted chocolate, pretzels and marshmallows to make something for their sweetheart or just to eat.

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The library and Friends are also trying to get a new food club started, more information will be posted later.

REMINDER: The library will be Closed on Monday, February 16th in honor of President’s Day

librarian on January 21st, 2015

To celebrate Kansas birthday on January 29th the library will be making [and eating] Sunflower cookies. We will be doing this at 4:00 after the kids get out of school. There will also be pages with Kansas Trivia and Kansas word search available.

Come join us on January 29th!


librarian on December 19th, 2014

2014 is almost over, what has the library been up to this last month of the year?

First there was Senior craft day on Thursday, December 11th. The craft was done at the Richmond Community Building after lunch. This month we also had a few from Richmond Health Care join us for the craft. The seniors made Christmas Tree Treat Boxes.


Saturday, December 13th was the Richmond Christmas Festival. The library helped with this event, we also had our Christmas Raffle and the winners were announce the night of the festival

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The last event before the end of the year was the Christmas Craft day for the kids.

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The library will be CLOSED December 24th through January 1st for the Holidays!


librarian on December 8th, 2014

It’s December and 2014 is almost over. What does the library have planned before this year ends?

We first up we have senior craft day on Thursday, December 1 1th after lunch at the Richmond Community Building.

Next up we have our Christmas Raffle [We started selling tickets in November]. Winners will be announced at the Richmond Christmas Festival on December 13th

Want to know what to do with your old magazines and paperback books. We will show you how to turn them into Christmas trees and angels on Monday, December 15 at 12:00 PM. This is our adult Christmas craft.

Kids Christmas craft day will be Friday, December 19th at 3:00 PM.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Holiday.

PS. The library will be CLOSED December  24th – January 1st.

librarian on November 26th, 2014

November has come to and end.. What did the library do?

First up: November 13th was senior craft day. The seniors came to the Richmond Community Building before lunch to make a craft, they made canning ring pumpkins.

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Next up: International Game Day @ Your library. The library has been participating in this event for the past 7 years. It started as National Game Day @Your Library, then a couple years ago it went national.  We open the library an extra hour, provide games and snacks and have a great time!

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After That: Adult Fall Holiday craft day on November 21st.

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The kids made Turkey boxes on November 24th.

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Story Time made Turkey’s and had guest readers on November 26th

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librarian on November 12th, 2014

October is over and it was a busy month. we made crafts with the seniors, we had two Halloween craft days for the kids, a teen craft day, lots of Halloween crafts at story time and had a Kansas Notable Books food fest.

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November wont hold quite as much, but we do have some things planned. First up is Senior craft day on the 13th, held at the community building after lunch is over. The 15th is International Game Day @ Your Library, the library will be open from 12:00 to 3:00 for this event. The 21st at 12:00 will be an adult Fall craft and food day. Finally on the 24th there will be a Thanksgiving craft day for the kids.

Also in November the library employees and board members will be selling tickets for our Christmas Raffle. Come to the library and see what we have this year for our raffle items, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

librarian on September 22nd, 2014

October is almost here and what do we have planned? The library has several things planned for October.
First up will be Senior Craft day on Thursday, October 9th. We will be painting gourd bird houses after senior meals in the back of the Richmond Community building.
On Friday, October 10th the library will be having a Kansas Notable Book Food Fest. The library has purchased five of the 2014 Kansas Notable books, two of these books are cookbooks. The library was able to purchase the Notable books with the help of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We are asking those who would like to join us to pick a recipe from one of the cookbooks and bring it on October 10th. We will sample the food and talk about the books.
Wednesday, October 15th at 4:00 the kids will be making Halloween crafts. There will be green monsters and Halloween stand ups to color your own.
Monday, October 20th at 4:00 kids will again be making Halloween crafts, this time they will be making ghosts.
Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:00 the teens will be making coffins and spider ornaments.
October 29, 30 and 31st the librarians will be in Wichita attending the State Library conference, so library hours will change a little bit that week. Watch for postings.

librarian on September 11th, 2014

The Richmond Public Library will be holding a Senior Craft day the second Thursday of each month at the Richmond Community Building in conjunction with the Richmond Nutrition site held at the Community Building.

This month we made gnomes [there were some request for these]. During the craft we showed some other crafts we can make and everyone present voted on the crafts for the next three months.

Crafts will be on the second Thursday of the month at around noon. October 9th we will be painting gourd bird houses.

Want to join us for crafts? Just come on by, or better yet order a meal for that day and eat at the center and then join us for the craft.

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librarian on August 18th, 2014

We rounded out the summer with a few more events. National Milk Chocolate Day was celebrated on July 28th and the teens made baby jar candles on July 31st.

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National Root Beer Float Day was August 6th, everyone was invited. The teens tie dyed on August 7th and Summer Reading ended on Wednesday, August 13th.

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The 2014 program had 36 kids 5th grade and under signed up. 10 teenagers and 11 adults.

Winners of most read or listened to books were:


Kallen Hastings, Ashley Harkins and Kaeden Willis

Reader [5th grade and under]:

Tagen Wallace, Drake Weber and Damien Geiler

Teen Readers:

Ashley Thompson, Sarah Wood and Kenzie Weber

Adult Reader:

Margaret Moore, Danika Willis and Barbara Lane

This summer we held 12 kids programs, 11 teen programs and 10 adult program. Congratulations to our winner and we hope to see everyone back next summer!