librarian on February 1st, 2019

Richmond Minions club

What were we up to in January other than those really cold days?

The Richmond Minions Friday Food club is still going strong. They meet almost every Friday at noon. Everyone brings a pot luck dish to go with the current theme. Anyone who wants to join just has to show up with food.

January 20th was Penguin Awareness Day, so on the 18th [since we are closed on Sundays] we made a penguin craft in honor of the day.  The kids wrote on their penguins what they would do if they were a penguin.

Kansas birthday is also in January, so we celebrated two different way. First the adults has local artist Mary Hall come and show the adults how to paint sunflowers on January 25th.

The kids celebrated “Kansas Day” with a Kansas quiz and Kansas snacks. They had edible cow patties and haystacks.We always have the teens read the quiz for the kids and then tabulate their answers.

Up next at the library?

Valentine’s Day crafts and President’s Day snacks

Reminder: The Library will be Closed February 18th for President’s Day

librarian on January 11th, 2019

Yes we do!

January 2019, its a new year at the library. Do we have and plans for events yet?

January 29 is Kansas birthday so in honor of that we have 2 events planned.

First up on Friday, January 25th @1:00PM, Mary Hall will be here to give the adults a painting class. Mary will show us how to paint sunflowers. This is a sign-up event since the library has limited space. We have a sign-up sheet on the desk at the library. We have set the limit to 12, so if you are interested sign up now!

Second will be Monday, January 28th and this is for the kids. We will be making “haystacks” and “cow pie candy” after school at 4:00 PM. The kids will also take a “Kansas”quiz before they get to make and eat the goodies.

February will bring Valentines Day so we have Valentine Minion crafts for the adults on February 8th at 1:00 PM. The kids will make Valentine crafts after school on Wednesday, February 13th.

February 18th is Presidents Day, [the library will be closed since this is a federal holiday]. On Friday the 15th at 4:00 the kids will have “President” favorite snacks, and play a match the president to his snack game.

March is St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break. The library will be doing a St. Patrick’s Day craft on Thursday, March 14th after school.

The plan for spring break is to have a “Slime”day on Wednesday, March 21st at 2:00 PM.

Well that’s all we have planned for now. We know there will be some kind of Easter craft in April but have not finalized that one yet.

librarian on December 26th, 2018

Well 2018 is almost over. What did we do this last month?

Of course we had our Christmas raffle [winners were announced in an earlier post], but what else have we been up to?

Our Richmond Minions Friday Food club is still going strong. We still meet almost every Friday at noon. We did have some adult crafts this month after food club.

Making suet feeders

December, 7th the adults did a Christmas tree craft, December 14th & 21st , they made suet bird feeders. After we made the suet feeders we played around with Christmas props.

Trees we made
Christmas props

The story time kids made Christmas trees too.

The kids made Christmas crafts on December 19th. We had 4 different crafts for them to make. Make one or make them all, it was their choice.

Kids with crafts

Last of for 2018? The kids made slime on December 26th. The kids really, really seem to like making slime, so we make it multiple times during the year.

We has a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Richmond Public Library.

Lets see what we do in the new year!

From The Richmond Public Library
librarian on December 13th, 2018

The 2018 Library Christmas raffle at 15 baskets [a record of baskets] and we sold a record number of tickets too.

Winners of the 2018 Christmas Raffle are as follows:

Baby basket- Erica L

Minion basket- Joyce B.

Boys basket- Kallen H.

Minion tote- Vanessa

Girls basket- Jenny H.

Wine backpack- Bobby H.

Liquor basket- Russ C.

Beer basket- Andy F.

Baking basket- Paula

Chocolate basket- Eleanor S.

Power Outage basket- Kim K

Tupperware bag- Mary Ann P.

Coffee basket- Nickie M.

Movie basket- Jimmy P.

Hunting basket -Andy F.

CONGRATULATIONS! to all the winners. Everyone else… Better luck next year!

librarian on November 29th, 2018

Saturday, December 8th the library will announce the winners of their annual Christmas raffle during the Richmond Christmas festival. We have 15 baskets this year. Here are pictures of a few.













Tickets are $1.00 each for 6 for $5.00 and will be sold right up till the drawing time on December 8th.

Friday, December 7th at 1:00 the adults will make a Christmas tree craft after Friday food club.

Saturday, December 8th the library will be CLOSED, all employees will be working at the Christmas Festival.

Friday, December 14th at 1:00 the adults will make a bird feeder craft after Friday Food club.

Wednesday, December 19th at 2:00 we will make Christmas crafts.

The Library will be closed December 24th & 25th for the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, December 26th at 2:00 the kids will have a candy cane quiz and them make slime.

The library will be closed December 31st and January 1st for the New Year’s holiday.

librarian on November 5th, 2018

Coming up @ the library:
Friday, November 9th we will be celebrating “National Game week @ your library.The adults will play a board game after food club.  Board games and snack for the kids after school.

Wednesday, November 14th is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers day at the library. Story time will have a special book and craft for this.

The adults will make a Thanksgiving craft on Friday, November 16 after food club.
The kids will make a Thanksgiving craft Wednesday, November 21st at 2:00.

librarian on October 31st, 2018

October is over, what was the library up to in that month?

The adults did two different crafts. First they made canning ring pumpkins on October 12th, then they painted rocks on October 19th.







October 17th the Story Time kids colored masks.








The teens made slime on October 18th.








The younger kids made slime on October 19th.







Everyone had cake pops and cakesickles on October 22nd.







The library employees went to the State Library conference from October 23rd through October 26th.







The library has a “Trunk” at Trunk or Treat on October 27th.







Story Time kids trick-or-treated on Halloween!







Wow what a fun month we had!

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.