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

librarian on October 14th, 2015

It’s October the month of Halloween, what do we have planned at the library?

Friday, October 23rd we will have and adult craft day at 1:00 PM. We will be making bird feeders from recycled pop bottles.

October 24th the library is having a chili and soup fundraiser dinner at the Richmond Community Building. The meal will be served from 4:30 to 8:00 PM and is a FREE WILL donation. The library is also selling raffle tickets for two raffle baskets. The first is a Halloween basket which includes candy, dvd’s, popcorn and other goodies. The second is a candle basket, it has a scentsy plug-in , party light tea lights and other candle items.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.









Wednesday, October 28th the Story Time kids will trick-or-treat the businesses on Central Street starting at 10:30 AM.







Wednesday, October 28th at 4:00 kids are invited to come and decorate Ghosts for Halloween.








Thursday, October 29th TEENS are decorating skulls at 4:00 PM.








Friday, October 30th at 4:00 is Halloween craft day, kids are invited to come and make some Halloween crafts.

DON’T FORGET! The library has HALLOWEEN masks that can be checked out! All you need is a Library Card! You can find the masks under “Costume Masks” in the catalog.

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librarian on September 10th, 2015

Those patrons who have little ones who just want to use your tablet or phone, the library has a Launchpad Tablet that can be checked out. This tablet come preloaded with Pre-K and Kindergarten games.
If you have a little one at home that might like to use this tablet come visit the library and take a look at it. If you have a library card we can check it out to you.

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librarian on August 19th, 2015

The 2015 Summer Reading Program has ended. This year we had 39 kids [5th grade & under], 10 teens and 13 adults sign up for the program. Each group had it’s own crafts or programs. The kids has 12 crafts or programs this summer. The teens had 9 craft days. The adults has 10 craft or food programs. We started Wednesday, June 3rd with a  frisbee toss game and ended Thursday, August 6th with root beer floats and a treasure hunt.

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Winners in each of our reading age groups this year were:

Listeners [5 & under] – Leon Weber, Kallen Hastings, Gavin Weber









Reading with help [kindergarden & 1st graders]- Ashley Harkins & Brennen Geiler

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Readers [2nd – 5th grade]- Drake Weber, Carson Wood & Damien Geiler








Teens- Sam Wood, Spencer Guyett & Sarah Wood

Adults- Margaret Moore, Ken Manwarren, Danika Willis


Up next at the library?

Alphabet Club on Friday, August 21st at noon, this months letters are G, P & Y.

librarian on July 31st, 2015

Summer Reading is coming to an end. What have we been doing lately?

The adults made un-ordinary planters on July 17th.

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July 20th was National Lollipop Day, so the library gave free lollipops to everyone who come to the library that day.

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Henna Tattoo was a [2] two day affair. The library did Henna Tattoos for Everyone [[under 18 had to have a parent present or a signed permission slip] on July 22nd and 23rd.

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Wednesday, July 29th the younger kids had their pictures taken as Super Heroes.

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Thursday, July 30th the Teens made super hero [and villains] rings and key chains.

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Friday, July 30th the adults made un-ordinary wind chimes.

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Summer reading is set to end on Thursday, August 6th with an end of summer party at 3:00 PM. It happens to be National Root beer float day, so we will have floats along with a snack and a digital treasure hunt. Summer reading prizes will be handed out at the end of the party.

librarian on July 15th, 2015

We finished up June and are half way through July, what have the Summer Reading patrons been up to?Wednesday, July 24th we had Dawn and Matt Hastings visit up for “Operation Save-A-Life” Dawn is a nurse at Ransom Memorial and Matt is an EMT in Ottawa. Many thanks to them for coming they did a great job!

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Thursday, July 25 the teens made Catapults. When they were done they shot Super Heroes at cardboard building.

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Friday, July 26 was Super Hero Food day for the Adults. Everyone was to make their version of Super Hero food.

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Monday, July 29 we went to the Richmond Fire Department go get a lesson on Fire Safety. Many thanks to Phil the Fireman for the program, it was wonderful!

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Wednesday, July 1 the kids made Super Hero capes.

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the library was closed July 3 & 3 for Independence day. We were also closed July 9,10 & 11 for the Richmond Free Fair, but we did have a float in the parade on Saturday, July 11th [we got 2nd place!]

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Up next?

Unordinary planters for the adults on Friday, July 17

Monday, July 20 is National Lollipop Day so if you come to the library on July 20 you can get a free lollipop

Wednesday & Thursday, July 22 & 23 will be our Henna Tattoo days, if you are under 18 you need a signed permission slip to get the tattoo.

Wednesday, July 29 is Super Hero picture day.

Thursday, July 30 teens will be making super hero rings and keychains.

Friday, July 31 the adults will be making wind chimes from silverware.

Thursday, August 6 is National Root Beer Float day and the end of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. So our end of summer reading party will have root beer floats.

August 11, 12 & 14 the library will be closed. The director is taking a vacation.

librarian on June 25th, 2015

Summer Reading began on Wednesday, June 3rd with sign-up and a frisbee toss.

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Wednesday, June 10th was National Black Cow day [chocolate root beer float] so the library gave away free black cows. The younger kids also decorated super hero masks and headbands on the 10th.

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Thursday, June 11th was Senior craft day, this month they made card stock bird houses.

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Friday, June 12 the adults painted masks

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June 17th & 18th was Father’s Day crafts

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Friday, June 19th was Alphabet Club, the letters for this month were F,O & X. There will be NO Alphabet club in July.

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librarian on May 20th, 2015

Here is the schedule for the Adult Summer Reading Events

06/03/15 3:00 PM Sign-Up Day -Sign up for 2015 Summer Reading Program

06/10/15 1:00 PM National Black Cow Day A root beer float with chocolate syrup

06/12/15 1:00 PM Paint Masks -We will paint full mask for decoration

06/26/15 1:00 PM Super Hero foods -Make and bring your version of a Super food Hero food

07/17/15 1:00 PM Un-ordinary Planters – Come and make a summer planter

07/20/15 1:00 PM Wind Chime -Come make a wind chime from kitchen ware

08/06/15 National Root Beer Float Day- End of Summer Reading. Everyone who come to the library this afternoon will be a Free root beer float

librarian on May 20th, 2015

Here is the schedule of Events for the Teens [12 to 17 years old]


06/03/15 3:00 PM Summer Reading sign-up Time to sign up for the summer program

06/10/15 3:00 PM National Black Cow Day [chocolate root beer float] -Come to the library and have a Chocolate cow on us!

06/11/15 3:00 PM Masks Teens are invited to come and decorate half mask

06/18/15 3:00 PM Duct Tape Wallets [for Father’s Day] & other gifts -Make your dad a father’s day gift

06/25/15 3:00 PM Catapults -Make a catapult and save the heroine

06/29/15 2:30 PM Fire Safety @ Richmond Fire Dept.
[Date subject to change] Fire safety with the Richmond Fire Dept. at the Fire Station

07/11/15 5:00 PM Richmond Free Fair Parade -Anyone who want to ride float needs to be on the float and in line by 5

07/20/15 3:00 PM National Lollipop Day Everyone who comes into the library will be a Free Lollipop on this day

07/22/15 3:00 PM Henna Tattoo’s -Time to get a super hero tattoo- Tattoo’s only given with a permission slip signed by parent or guardian

07/29/15 3:00 PM Rings or Key chain- Come make a super hero ring or key chain

08/06/15 3:00 PM End of Summer Reading Program Prizes, snacks [National Root Beer float day]Everyone gets a Root Beer Float.