The library held it’s annual Chocolate Day on Thursday, February 13th. Adults and Kids were invited to the library to make chocolate suckers, chocolate hearts and so on.
This year we had four kinds of chocolate and some chocolate cheese ball. There was butterscotch, watermelon, raspberry and vanilla chocolate, and for just a little while there was root beer flavored chocolate [request by the kids] Everyone really enjoys our annual chocolate day! Chocolate is good for ALL ages!
Monthly meeting of the Richmond Public Library Board of Trustees 6:30 PM
The will are at least two events planned in February for the library.
In honor of Valentine’s Day the library will be having it’s annual “Chocolate Day”. There will be cake pops to dip, chocolate suckers to make, maybe some pretzels and marshmallows too. There will be two, three, maybe four kinds of chocolate to use. A “Sweet” time for all. Adults can participate at 1:00 and kids after school at 4:00 on Thursday, February 13th . Come make something sweet for your sweetie!
The Kansas Reads program goes from January 15 till March 20. This years book is Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky.We thought it might be nice to have a book discussion about half way through. So on Friday, February 21 at 1:00 that is what we will be doing. If you have read the book, come tell us what you thought. If you haven’t read it yet come and listen and see what other think about it.
This year there are quite a few books being made into movies. Maybe you want to read the book before the movie comes out or maybe you want to read it after the movie comes out, either way go to your local library and see if they have the books. If not they and interlibrary loan them for you.
This is a list of just some of the books being turned into movies this year. Come check them out at the Library!
National Game Day @ your Library turned into International Game Day last year. This year there were 73 libraries registered outside of the US in 27 different countries, with the better part of a thousand libraries joining in this years event.
Yes, Richmond was one of those thousand libraries participating. Game day brings in patrons of all ages who actually play together. The games we have received have been ones none of us have played before, so it’s a learning experience for all of us. All ages seem to get along when you put a game on the table and give them the rules then let them play. There may be some friendly sparring, but that’s alright, but for the most part everyone seems to enjoy the games and being in the same room with each other. We can’t wait to see what games they will send us next year!
The 75th Anniversary Open House was a success! The was cake and balloons and guest. We had three past directors show up for the event!
We had some great visitors to the Open House, gave away a free pen and 75 year sticker to everyone. We also had a drawing for 3 library shirts and two books. Any ex-director who came also received a free coffee mug.
The library employees have worked for most of this year updating the history of the library. This effort turned into two binders of information, which were on display for anyone to look at. There were also some older photo albums put out. The guest really seemed to enjoy looking through the library past!
Did you know that the Richmond Public Library has been around fro 75 years?
The library became a “Legal Library” in October of 1938 and now, 75 years later, there is still a library in Richmond Kansas!
The library will be having an “Open House’ to celebrate our anniversary on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
It is the hope of the current library board and staff to have some of the past librarians attend this event.
There will be a display of photo albums the library has kept over the past few years. A book of library history and hopefully pictures of the past “Paid Librarians” will be displayed. starting with
Mrs. Marguerite Roberts, who was librarian from 1954 to 1972.
There will of course be a cake, and some other refreshments. Anyone who attends the Open House will be entered into a drawing for the door prizes.
Come and Celebrate 75 years with us!
The library had several events centered around Halloween this October.
First up, the adults made mason jar ring pumpkins for out Halloween craft.
Next we took the Story time kids trick-or-treating. This is an annual event. The kids trick-or-treat the businesses here on Central Street, not sure who has more fun the kids or the adults handing out the candy. The kids go to the Richmond Community Building where they have the meals and wheels program and hand out pumpkins to the seniors too.
Up next we had a Halloween craft day for the younger kids. They made Skeletons, monsters and cakesickle ghosts.
Up last the teens made eyeball cakepops, give them food and they are happy!
Regular monthly meeting