librarian on October 18th, 2018

The Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday and Thursday October 24th and 25th, and open late on Friday, October 26th.

All library employees will be attending the KLA State Library conference in Wichita that week.

The library will open Friday as soon as they return from Wichita.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We will return to regular hours on Monday, October 29th

librarian on October 3rd, 2018

It’s October so the library want’s to remind everyone that we have Halloween masks available to check out.







All you need is a library card, masks check out just like books and DVD’s.

The Masks are stored in a big plastic zip lock bag. The bag needs to be returned with the mask. The masked can be found under “Costume Mask” in the search catalog.







There are over 20  different mask to choose from . Need a mask for Halloween come to the library and check one out!



librarian on September 28th, 2018

The library will be closed, Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.







Teens will be making slime and rock rings on Thursday, Ocotber18th at 4:00 PM.

Halloween Slime craft day for younger kids, will be Friday, October 19th at 4:00 PM

Ghost & Monster cakesicles and cake pops for everyone will be Monday, October 22nd at 4:00





The library will try to have a “trunk” at the Richmond Ruritans Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 27th.

librarian on September 20th, 2018

The library is having a Tupperware book party as a fundraiser. There is also and online party going on. If you google Tupperware fundraisers, on the top of that page is says “Find a Fundraiser’ click that link then put in Kansas and scroll till you find “Richmond Public Library”, of come to the library and look through the catalog. You could also contact Susan Tindell our Tupperware dealer personally if need be her number is 785-448-2915

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