librarian on June 17th, 2016

Summer Reading 2016 is under way, we hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Week three brought us Pool Noodle Shooters, Friday Foods and Scavenger Hunt kids party.

First up was Pool Noodle Shooters on Wednesday, June 15th. The kids really liked this one.

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Next up? Friday Foods [our new food program] on Friday, June 17th

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Last up? The Scavenger Hunt kids got to have a party for participating. The winning team got to choose the food.

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Next week we have Olympic Shooters on Wednesday, June 22nd for the younger kids. Stained Glassware on Thursday, June 23rd for the adults. Paracord bracelets on Friday, June 24th for the teens. And of course Friday Foods also on June 24th for the adults.

librarian on June 10th, 2016

It’s the second week of summer reading, what did we do?

First up was the younger kids with the Toilet Paper Tube Race Cars on Wednesday, June 8th.

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Second was the Adults making recycled pop bottle bird feeders on Thursday, June 9th.

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Next? On Fridays the adults have Food Fridays, where we make food of the month or day. Each person gets a list of the month and day foods for that month.

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Last was the Teens with Catapult paper air planes on Friday, June 10th

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The kids looked up designs on the computer then made their planes.

Next Week. June 15th Pool Noodle Launchers, party for the scavenger hunt kids on June 17th also don’t forget Friday Foods!

librarian on June 2nd, 2016

June 1st Summer Reading 2016 began. We had a kick and toss challenge and then the kids signed up for the program and got their bag of goodies.


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librarian on June 2nd, 2016

It’s June and that means Summer Reading has started. Here is a list of the events planned for the summer.

5th Grade & under

June 1st @ 3:00 -Sign up and kick pass challenge

June 8th @ 3:00- TP Tube Race cars

June 15th @ 3:00-Pool noodle marshmallow shooters

June 22th @ 3:00—Olympic shooters

June 30th @ 3:00– National Ice cream soda day [ free ice cream sodas] and
Decorate your own sun visors

July 9th—Library float in the fair parade [line up @ 5:00] or find us before the parade starts

July 13th @ 3:00– Make a basketball game

July 15th @ 3:00 -Giant game day

July 20th @ 3:00- Lollipops & cake pops
July 27th @ 3:00—Olympic tea light touch

August 3rd @ 3:00—end of summer reading party

6th grade – 17 yrs

June 1st @ Summer reading sign up & kick pass challenge.

June 3rd @ 3:00– State flag scavenger hunt

June 10th @ 3:00 Catapult planes

June 24th @ 3:00– Paracord bracelets

June 30th @ 2:00– National ice cream soda day
[ free ice cream sodas]

July 1st @ 3:00– Mind craft day
July 9th—Library float in the Richmond fair parade [line up at 5:00] or find the float before the parade begins.
July 15th @ 3:00– Giant game day

July 20th @ 3:00– lollipops & cake pops
July 21st @ 12:00 National June Food Day

July 22nd @ 3:00– Magnetic slim3

August 3rd @ 3:00– End of summer reading


The adults are going to have a “food” program on Fridays during the summer at 12:00. This will be food of the day or month.
Each person participating will receive a monthly list of the appropriate foods.
There will also be a few craft day thrown in, as follows:
June 9th @ 1:00—pop bottle bird houses

June 23rd @ 1:00—Stained glassware

June 30th @ National ice Cream Soda Day [everyone gets a free small ice cream soda]
July 14th @ 1:00– Decorating Gourds
July 15th @ 3:00 Giant Game Day
We may do some kind of craft on July 28th, just not sure what yet.

librarian on April 1st, 2016

April 2016 seems to be “Fundraiser”month, and clean up time.

First up on Saturday, April 2nd the Richmond Ruritans are sponsoring a supper & auction for the Richmond Fair’s new Livestock Barn  & show arena. They will be serving BBQ pork with all the fixings.  The meal will be served from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Richmond Community Building. After the meal there will be an auction.

April 6th through April 10th will be Richmond City Wide Clean days. The dumpsters will be located at the corner of N. Ransom and Central st.  Please do NOT but appliances with freon, boats, tires, oil, gas tanks, burned trash residue, liquids, paint, batteries or chemicals.

Sunday, April 24th is the Richmond Community Building Smorgasbord fundraiser. This years menu is: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad and dessert. Take out is available. There will also be a raffle for prizes. Tickets can be bought at the dinner or from Community Building Board members.  The meal is a FREE WILL DONATION. Take out is available.

Saturday, April 30th is the Richmond Public Library Taco Dinner fundraiser. The main dish is 2 taco’s, beans, rice, and chips & cheese. We will also have available enchiladas, taco burger sliders, nachos and small taco salads. The library is currently selling tickets for their raffle. The winners will be drawn the night of the dinner. Tickets will be sold right up the the time of the drawing. The meal is a FREE WILL DONATION. Take out is available!


librarian on April 1st, 2016

March 2016 was a busy month. With Dr. Seuss Birthday,  spring break, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter all being this month [plus a couple of other days too]. So.. What did we do?

First up was Dr. Seuss Birthday, we celebrated by making Lorax cookies, edible Cat-in-the-Hat Hats, a thing 1 and thing 2 craft and a Lorax craft.

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We celebrated ” Nation Chip Day” on March 14th, they read some trivia then took a potato chip quiz and them they got to eat potato chips. Do you know what was the very first flavored potato chip? Those who came do now.

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Next on March 16th we made “Spring” flowers, two different kids [one they put candy in]. These were really cute!

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Up next was St. Patrick’s Day, what to do for that? The kids were out of school so we made St. Patrick’s day headbands.

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The adults decorated St. Patrick’s Day mason jars. This craft took a while, since we used mod podge glue on them, but they came out really nice.

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March 23rd we did two different things. First up the Story Time kids had their Easter Party in the morning. The the adults celebrated Nationals “Chip & Dip”Day. We had chips and different kinds of dip, what can I say it was good!

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Easter craft day on Friday, March 25th [Good Friday]. The kids decorated jars then filled them with candy, they also had Easter paint sheets to paint here or take home. the kids like this craft!

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Up Last? March 30th-  The Story Time kids made monsters for the last story time in March.

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librarian on March 9th, 2016

March is spring break time, and the library usually does something during the Central Height spring break. This year we will start by celebrating National Potato Chip Day on Monday, March 14th at 4:00 PM. Patrons are invited to come to the library and do a “Potato chip”quiz and then they get to eat potato chips!








Wednesday, March 16th at 2:00 PM we will be making spring flower crafts. We have two different flowers to make [one you get to put candy in!].

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Thursday, March 17th the adults will be making a St. Patrick’s Day mason jar craft at 1:00 PM.

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librarian on March 3rd, 2016

February was Super Bowl time! so we decided to have our own super bowl food party. Everyone was asked to bring what they thought of as ‘Super Bowl” snacks. We had chips and dip, things cooked in dough, cheese & meat and all kinds of good food. Everyone had a great time

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The Story time kids got to have their own little Valentine’s party. The got lip whistles, and googly glasses and of course chocolate, along with a Valentine story.

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It was February so of course we celebrated Valentine’s day. We made chocolate suckers and decorated red cup cakes. The kids also did a Valentine craft. Of course the food was the favorite part.

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What’s coming in March? well the kids are on spring break so there will be some kind of activity for that. St. Patrick’s day is in March so the Adults will have a craft for that. National Potato Chip Day and National Chip & Dip day are both in March so there is something for that, and of course Easter is in March and there will be an Easter craft day. Come join us in March for some fun activities!


librarian on February 26th, 2016

Dr. Suess’s Birthday is Wednesday, March 2nd and what library doesn’t know Dr. Seuss?








Richmond Public Library will be celebrating Dr. Seuss birthday in the morning during story time. The little ones will be making a Thing one & Thing 2 craft and having Lorax cookies for their snack.

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After school we will have another Dr. Seuss craft and snack. The kids will make a Lorax and edible Car-in-the-hat Hat.

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Come and celebrate the great Dr. Seuss with us at the library on March 2nd!

librarian on February 11th, 2016

Kansas day 2016 was Friday, January 29, how did the library celebrate?

First we had the adults bring foods that reminded them of Kansas. We had cornbread, bierocks, BBq chicken, and all kinds of good food.

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No none left hungry!

The after school the kids decorated sunflower cup cakes and had pop corn. Sunflowers and corn that says Kansas to us!

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The story time kids also got to have sunflower cup cakes!