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 РJanuary 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!


librarian on July 24th, 2014

The fair is over and we are back at the library. What have we been up to since the fair?

We made fake snow, paracord bracelets and showed off mini makers. Henna tattoos for two days and then we made bath bombs.

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What’s still to come?

National Milk Chocolate Day is July 28th, come to the library and get some chocolate. Baby jar candles for the teens on July 31st, National Root Beer Float day is August 6th, we will be giving out small free root beer floats. Teens will do tie dye on August 7th and the adults will paint gourd bird houses on August 8th. The end will come on August 13 with our annual Treasure Hunt and then the handing out of prizes. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!

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.