librarian on April 9th, 2015

The Richmond Public Library will be having it’s annual “Open House” in honor of National Library Week on Tuesday, April 14th, which is also National Library workers Day. The “Open House’ will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 PM Refreshment will be served.

librarian on March 20th, 2015

March is spring break time so of course we did something at the library that week.

First up we made paint dot paintings on March 18th, them put them on display and asked patron to tell us what they saw in the paintings.

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Next up was Alphabet Food Club on March 19th. For March we made food that started with C, L or U, our main dish Cheesy potato soup.

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on March 20th we had Cake Pops, what fun! we get to decorate and eat the food.

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Up next? Easter craft day on Friday, April 3rd.

librarian on March 20th, 2015

The month is almost over and what have we been up to?

First the seniors made Valentine boxes and learned how to fold a dollar into a heart of the 12th.


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Next up the adults made heart shaped bird feeders for Valentines day on the 13th.







Also on the 13th the kids made a Valentine snack, dipped pretzels into chocolate and made a Valentine box.






On  the 19th we have our first Alphabet Food Club. This month the food started with the letters B, K or T.


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And up last was Mobile Device Boot Camp on the 23rd. Patrons brought their devices in and we tried to help them learn more about them.


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librarian on March 16th, 2015

March is here and what do we have planned?

The kids have spring break in March so we are planning two events during that time.

First on March 18th the will be a spring craft day at 3:00

Second on March 20th the will be a spring food day- cake pops and cakesicles. Yum, yum

Alphabet food club will meet on March 2oth at 5:00. This month food needs to start with C, L or U.

Come join the fun!

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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