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!
Halloween is coming up, do you need a mask to wear? Don’t forget the library has mask to check out. All you need is a library card and you can check out a mask for Halloween, or for any other event you might need one for.
The masks stay in our catalog all the time, so they are available whenever you might need to check one out.
Maybe you need a mask to go with a book? We might have what you need.
We have 22 masks, this post contains pictures of a few of them.
If you want to search what kinds of masks we have, go to our website and in the search box type “costume kits” a list of the masks will come up. If you click the “RED” photo of mask, it will show a picture of the mask.
October at the Richmond Public Library might get a little busy at least towards the end of the month.
October 9th through the 11th the librarians will be in Topeka at the State Library conference.
October 11th and 12th is the Library garage sale, to be held at the Richmond Community Building. The sale will be from 3:00 to 7:00 Pm on Friday and 8:00 Am to 3:00 PM on Saturday.
There will also be a Soup and Chili Supper on Saturday, October 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 24th the teens will be making wire mummies and eyeball cakepops at 4:00
Friday, October 25th the adults will be making mason jar lid pumpkins at 1:00 PM.
Wednesday, October 30th the Story Time kids will be Trick-or-Treating the Central Street businesses.
Wednesday, October 30th the younger kids will be making Skeletons, monsters and cakesickle ghosts at 4:00 PM.
BANNED BOOKS WEEK
Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 22 – 28, 2013
List of the top ten challenged books of 2012
1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin SchwartzReasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette WallsReasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
10. Beloved, by Toni MorrisonReasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence
Summer Reading has ended and the kids are back in school. I know we did not get pictures on here for all our events this summer. We were having some camera difficulties. The problem has been fixed, but we did lose some of our pictures. So instead of the weekly event pictures I have decided to just post some random Summer Reading 2013 pictures.
We ended the summer with a Gnome Hunt for the younger kids. They had to find the Gnome, decifer the clue and find the treasure box.
The Teens has a Cake Pop party for their ending party.
All done till next summer!
Week four of the 2013 summer reading program saw the end of the Gnome Scavenger Hunt, the winners were team Betty Boop. On Wednesday, June 26the the younger kids painted wooden snakes
Thursday, June 27th the older kids made mummy’s from garden wire wrapped in gauze.
Friday, June 28th the adults made Ink Dot paintings, this craft was by far the favorite with the adults.