librarian on September 13th, 2018

The Richmond Public Library will be having a “Garage Sale” on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

The sale will be located right off of 59 highway in the Catholic Church lot on the corner of 59 hyw and Central street.

All proceeds go to the Richmond Public Library

librarian on August 13th, 2018

The 2018 Richmond Public Library Summer Reading Program has come to an end. What did we do in July and August?


July 1st we made 4th of July crackers







July 5th the teens made home made Figit spinners







July 6th the Adults painted rocks







July 9th was National Sugar Cookie Day







July 11th the kids made drum tree and popsicle stick kazoos







We were closed July 12, 13 & 14 for the Richmond Free Fair. The library has a food stand and game booth at the fair as a fundraiser.







July 18th we made Rock N’ Roll Robots for the younger kids and Ice Cream Sundaes for everyone







July 20th was National Fortune Cookie Day, we had fortune cookies and took a quiz







July 25th the kids made castanets







July 26th we made Fluffy Slime







The Adults made DIY pet toys on July 27th







August 1st was our Musical Instrument Scavenger Hunt, 3 teams of kids and adults







The winning Scavenger hunt team







August 6th was National Root beer Float day







August 8th the end of summer reading. We had pudding cups and freeze pops







There was also Friday food club on Fridays at Noon [most Fridays]

Lunch with the librarians on Wednesdays at 12:30 [we hope to do this again next year]


Time for school to start, we hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

librarian on July 19th, 2018

The library was closed for 3 days the second week of July. The library has closed during the Richmond Fair for as long as can be remembered.

Now when the library closed the staff, volunteers and board members go to help out at the food stand we share with the Richmond Area Civic Organizations [R.A.C.O.]

This is our summer fundraiser for the library. We also set up a game booth during the fair for the kids also as a summer fundraiser.

librarian on July 19th, 2018

The 2018 summer reading program started on Wednesday, June 6th. We had Grandpa Pokey down for our big kick-off. Kid signed up for Summer Reading and then Grandpa Pokey made them balloon animals.







Next up was Father’s Day, the kids made gifts for their dads on June 13th. After they were done making their gifts they got to decorate and eat cupcakes for National Cupcake day also on the 13th.







June 20th the younger kids made Rock n’ Roll Worry dolls







The teens made Thumb Piano’s on June 21st







The Adults made their own Rock n’ Roll Worry dolls on June 22nd.







June 27th the younger kids made Egg shakers and Screaming balloons.







June 28th saw the teen’s trying  “Break-Out”, a game where you try to open different types of locks.







Friday, June 29th the adults attempted a folded washcloth craft







We had a very busy month. Not to mention the adult food club “Richmond Minions” that also meets every Friday at noon, still going strong!

More to come in July!

librarian on May 2nd, 2018

Richmond Public Library is having at Taco Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 5th at the Richmond Community Building.

The meal will be served from 4:30—8:00 PM.

Carry-out Available


2 tacos

Rice & Beans

Chips & Cheese

Don’t want the meal? We have taco burgers, taco salads and enchiladas available too.

The library is also having a raffle. Raffle items will be on display at the library until the May 5th, when they will be taken to the Community Building.

Winners will be drawn during the end of the evening of the Taco Dinner on May 6th.

Here are this years raffle baskets:








librarian on March 28th, 2018

Spring break is over and the kids are back in school. We hope they had fun during our spring break event:

Fluffy slime:







Easter Egg Pom Pom Game







National Chip & Dip day







The vote shows sour cram and onion and nacho cheese for the favorite kinds of dip!


Up next?

Easter craft day Friday, March 30th

librarian on February 23rd, 2018

Spring Break 20 18 is the week of march 18th. What does the library have planned?

We have a at least three[3] activities planned for the kids during this year spring break.

First will be Wednesday, March 21st at 2:00 PM. The kids will be making “Fluffy slime. This event will have a sign-up sheet we will take the first 14. Child must also be at least 5 years old to participate. This is a messy craft so we need room for kids to not make to much mess. We may also have a list of alternates in case someone who signed up does not show.

Second on Thursday, March 22nd we will be making Easter pom pom games at 2:00 PM.

Friday, March 23rd is National Chips and Dip day. So the adults will be sampling different chips and dips at noon and the kids will be samplings theirs at 2:00.

In addition on Friday [Good Friday] March 30th we will have an Easter craft at 2:00 PM.



librarian on February 7th, 2018

Some of the adult patrons of the Richmond public library are going on a field trip to Topeka. Any adult who would like to go should call and let the library know. We are going to carpool to Topeka.

We are going to the Kansas Garden Show on February 9th. This trip will be sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Public Library.





Admission: $8.00 Adults, Children 12 and under are free

Friday is senior citizens day (55 and older): Buy 1 Get 1 free

If you are interested in going please call the library 785-825-6163

librarian on January 8th, 2018

January 2018 what do we have planned?
Every Friday at noon the Richmond Minions food club meets.
Closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Library Board on Thursday, January 18th @ 6:30
Celebrating National Popcorn Day Friday, January 19th after school.
Celebrating Kansas Day Monday, January 29th after school.

librarian on November 30th, 2017

The annual Richmond Christmas Festival is Saturday, December 9th. Festival starts at 6:00 PM with the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

After the tree has been lit everyone is invited to the Richmond Community Building for a Free Will donation meal. [all proceeds go to keep the festival going]


After the meal The Christmas Story will be read to the children. Then around 7:00 PM Santa will arrive.

The Library is also having their annual Holiday raffle. Tickets are being sold until the time of the drawing, which will be the night of the festival after Santa has come and gone.

We hope to see lots of people come and join the celebration!