Week six of the Summer was 4th of July and the fair so we were only open one day. But we did have a float in the parade.
The library got second place!
The seventh week of summer reading the kids made basketball boxes on July 13th. Friday.
July 15th was GIANT game day. The kids played giant checkers, giant memory game and giant Jenga. The adults did have Friday Foods also on the15th
The kids really enjoyed Giant Jenga!
Still to come? Olympic Tea Lights July 27th. End of Summer Reading party August 3rd, Grandpa Pokey the Clown will be there!
We are now halfway through the 2016 Summer Reading program. What did we do in week 5?
Thursday, June 30th was Ice Cream Soda Day. Everyone who wanted on got a FREE [small] Ice Cream Soda.
Friday, July 1st was Minecraft day for the teens. The made papercraft minecraft figures.
Friday, July 1st was also, of course.Friday Foods day.
Reminder: The library is CLOSED July 2nd & 4th for the Holiday weekend.
Also the Library is CLOSED July 7th, 8th & 9th for the Richmond Fair
There’s a new food group at the library, we call it “Friday Foods’.
Every Friday at noon we meet [unless unforeseen things happen], bring food and enjoy good conversation.
Each month has food designated for said month. There is also designated food for certain dates. So the club members can make something that includes the ingredient of the day or one or more ingredients of the month.
Each member brings some kind of food or drink item that matches the month or date, then we enjoy a wonderful lunch!
Any “Adult” who wishes to join us is more than welcome.
We have had some wonderful food so far, come and join us!
Week four  and what have we been up to?
Wednesday, June 22nd saw the kids making Olympic shooters. We made straw shooters and tried to shoot through rings.
Thursday, June 23rd the adults did stained glassware.
Friday, June 24th was the regular meeting of the “Friday Foods’ group
Ice Cream Soda Day June 30th at 2:00, come get a small “free” ice Cream Soda
The library will be CLOSED July 2nd & 4th for the Holiday and July 7th, 8th & 9th for the Richmond Fair.
Summer Reading 2016 is under way, we hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Week three brought us Pool Noodle Shooters, Friday Foods and Scavenger Hunt kids party.
First up was Pool Noodle Shooters on Wednesday, June 15th. The kids really liked this one.
Next up? Friday Foods [our new food program] on Friday, June 17th
Last up? The Scavenger Hunt kids got to have a party for participating. The winning team got to choose the food.
Next week we have Olympic Shooters on Wednesday, June 22nd for the younger kids. Stained Glassware on Thursday, June 23rd for the adults. Paracord bracelets on Friday, June 24th for the teens. And of course Friday Foods also on June 24th for the adults.
It’s the second week of summer reading, what did we do?
First up was the younger kids with the Toilet Paper Tube Race Cars on Wednesday, June 8th.
Second was the Adults making recycled pop bottle bird feeders on Thursday, June 9th.
Next? On Fridays the adults have Food Fridays, where we make food of the month or day. Each person gets a list of the month and day foods for that month.
Last was the Teens with Catapult paper air planes on Friday, June 10th
The kids looked up designs on the computer then made their planes.
Next Week. June 15th Pool Noodle Launchers, party for the scavenger hunt kids on June 17th also don’t forget Friday Foods!
It’s June and that means Summer Reading has started. Here is a list of the events planned for the summer.
5th Grade & under
June 1st @ 3:00 -Sign up and kick pass challenge
June 8th @ 3:00- TP Tube Race cars
June 15th @ 3:00-Pool noodle marshmallow shooters
June 22th @ 3:00—Olympic shooters
June 30th @ 3:00– National Ice cream soda day [ free ice cream sodas] and
Decorate your own sun visors
July 9th—Library float in the fair parade [line up @ 5:00] or find us before the parade starts
July 13th @ 3:00– Make a basketball game
July 15th @ 3:00 -Giant game day
July 20th @ 3:00- Lollipops & cake pops
July 27th @ 3:00—Olympic tea light touch
August 3rd @ 3:00—end of summer reading party
6th grade – 17 yrs
June 1st @ Summer reading sign up & kick pass challenge.
June 3rd @ 3:00– State flag scavenger hunt
June 10th @ 3:00 Catapult planes
June 24th @ 3:00– Paracord bracelets
June 30th @ 2:00– National ice cream soda day
[ free ice cream sodas]
July 1st @ 3:00– Mind craft day
July 9th—Library float in the Richmond fair parade [line up at 5:00] or find the float before the parade begins.
July 15th @ 3:00– Giant game day
July 20th @ 3:00– lollipops & cake pops
July 21st @ 12:00 National June Food Day
July 22nd @ 3:00– Magnetic slim3
August 3rd @ 3:00– End of summer reading
The adults are going to have a “food” program on Fridays during the summer at 12:00. This will be food of the day or month.
Each person participating will receive a monthly list of the appropriate foods.
There will also be a few craft day thrown in, as follows:
June 9th @ 1:00—pop bottle bird houses
June 23rd @ 1:00—Stained glassware
June 30th @ National ice Cream Soda Day [everyone gets a free small ice cream soda]
July 14th @ 1:00– Decorating Gourds
July 15th @ 3:00 Giant Game Day
We may do some kind of craft on July 28th, just not sure what yet.
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!
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.
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.
Next on March 16th we made “Spring” flowers, two different kids [one they put candy in]. These were really cute!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Up Last? March 30th- The Story Time kids made monsters for the last story time in March.