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!


librarian on January 21st, 2016

January is Kansas birthday, so on Friday, January 29th the library will be having two events. One for adults and one for kids.

The first will be at 12:00, patrons will be bringing foods that remind them of Kansas. Bring a dish of food that you think reminds you of Kansas or do some research and see what foods they use to eat in the olden days of Kansas. Just bring a dish and join us. Let’s see what everyone brings!

Also on January 29th [Kansas Birthday] the kids will be having popcorn and decorating Sunflower cupcakes after school at 4:00 PM.

February bring the Super Bowl, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day. So this is what we have planned. Friday, February 5th we are inviting adults to come to the library and bring their favorite [or newly found] Super Bowl snack. It’s Super Bowl 50 let’s celebrate!

Friday, February 12th we will be Celebrating Valentine’s Day with our annual Chocolate day, the will be different kinds of chocolate and things to dip and molds to make. We will also be having a President quiz or puzzle in honor of President’s Day during Chocolate Day [the library is Closed President’s day it’s a Federal Holiday].

That’s all we know for sure right now. We do plan to do something during Spring Break in March and probably and Easter Craft too, no date and time set yet. Maybe their a good Food day in April we can do, just keep checking to see what we’re doing. Also check out our facebook page!

librarian on December 10th, 2015

It’s almost the end of the year, what do we still have planned?

The Richmond Christmas Festival is Saturday, December 12th at the Richmond Community Building. The library is also having it’s annual Christmas raffle at the same time. Tickets are selling now and winners will be announced at the end of the night on December 12th. Santa will arrive around 7:00 PM.








Monday, December 21st we will have a Christmas craft and food day. We will make reindeer ornaments and ornament cake pops at 2:00 PM.










Wednesday, December 30th [during Christmas break] we will have a “Game Day”. We will play board games and have snacks, come and join the fun.


The library will be closed December  24th, 25th & 26th and December 31st, January 1st & 2nd for the Holidays!


librarian on November 18th, 2015

It’s November 2015 and what’s happening at the library?

Story time on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM

Library Board meeting November 19th at 6:30 PM

Alphabet Club Friday,November 20th at 12:00 PM. This month’s letters are I,R & Z, come and see what kind of food we have and bring some of your own [as long as it starts with our monthly letters] The main dish this month is








Saturday, November 21st is International Games Day@ Your Library. The library will be open from 12:00 – 3:00. We will have board games set up and snacks for the participants. We have decided to turn the computers off for this day.









Thanksgiving Craft day is Monday, November 23rd at 4:00 PM

The Library will be CLOSED Thursday, November 26th, Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


librarian on November 5th, 2015

October has come and gone and what did we do at the library?

we decorated pumpkins and went trick-or-treating at story time

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The kids decorated Ghosts and made Halloween crafts.

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The Teens decorated Skulls

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It was a good month. Up next?

Alphabet Club on November 20th @ 12:00 PM

International Games Day@ Your Library November 21st@ 12:00 to 3:00PM

Thanksgiving Craft Day November 23rd @ 4:00 PM

Library will be Closed: November 11th for Veteran’s Day and November 26th, 27th & 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday