librarian on July 7th, 2017

The Richmond Public Library has purchased several of the 2017 Kansas Notable books

The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

librarian on July 6th, 2017

The first month of Summer Reading 2017 has come and gone. What did we do in June?

Grandpa Pokey came, we built monsters and rockets, we celebrated National Peanut butter cookie day and National chocolate pudding day. We build card stock houses and edible trucks, this was the younger kids.

The teens made edible art, candles and catapults, The Adults made pop bottle spinners, and gnomes. The adults also have a food group that meets every Friday at noon.

Coming in July?

Henna Tattoos, clothes pin cars, Christmas in July, Giant Jenga, milk jug bird feeders,  pet rocks and break out.

The younger kids have crafts on Wednesdays at 3;00, The older kids on Thursdays at 3:00 and the adults on Fridays at 1:00.

July holds National Ice Cream Sunday and Lollipop day on the 20th and National Junk Food day on the 21st. These days are for everyone!

Reminder: The library will be CLOSED on July 13, 14 and 15 for the Richmond Fair.

librarian on June 15th, 2017

The June 15, 2017 Library Board meeting has been changed to June 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

The Library Board and Director will be attending required training on the evening of June 15th, so the meeting has been moved to a week later.

librarian on June 2nd, 2017

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is set to begin on Wednesday, June 7th @ 3:00

This year we have decided NOT to have a seed spitting contest, instead the library will have Grandpa Pokey here with his balloon art.







Come on down on Wednesday, sign up for Summer Reading and get a free balloon from Grandpa Pokey!

librarian on May 24th, 2017

Starting June 1, 2017 the Richmond Public Library is changing it’s hours [just a little].

We are adding 3 more hours to be open during the week.

Here are the new library hours:

Monday- 2:00 6:00 PM

Tuesday- CLOSED

Wednesday -10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Thursday- 10:00 Am- 6:00 PM

Friday- 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday 12:00- 3:00 PM

librarian on May 24th, 2017

School is out and summer reading is about to begin. What has been going on at the library?

In May we made Mother’s day flowers and of course every Friday our food club meets.








The Richmond Minions [Friday Foods] club now has a mascot. He was first introduced on May 19th during American Craft Beer week. He will now be on our table every week along with all the wonderful food.







Remember Food club meets every Friday at 12:00. Bring a dish and come and join us!

Just a reminder that the library will be closed on Saturday, May 27th and Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day weekend.


Summer Reading will start on Wednesday. Grandpa Pokey will be here to make balloon animals!


librarian on May 17th, 2017

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is all set to begin. Below you will find a schedule for this summer’s events.

[Ages 1 to 10 yrs]
Wednesday, June 7th @ 3:00 Grandpa Pokey will be here, Sign-up for Summer Reading and have Grandpa Pokey make you a balloon!
Monday, June 12th @ 3:00 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Wednesday, June 14th @ 3:00 Build A Monster day
Wednesday, June 21st @ 3:00 Build A Rocket day
Monday, June 26th National Chocolate Pudding Day @ 3:30
Wednesday, June 28th @3:00 Build a House and Build an Edible truck day
Wednesday, July 5th @ 3:00 Henna Tattoo’s [need to have parents sign permission slip before you get your tattoo]
Wednesday, July 12th@ 3:00 Giant Jenga Game day [snacks provided]
Library CLOSED July 13th, 14th & 15th for the Richmond Free Fair
Wednesday, July 19th @ 3:00 Build A Milk Jug Bird House
Wednesday, July 20th @ 3:00 National Ice Cream Sunday’s and Lollipop’s
Friday, July 21st @ 3:00 National Junk Food Day [Goldie’s Birthday]
Wednesday, July 26th @ 3:00 Build A Pet Rock
Wednesday, August 2nd @ 3:00 End of Summer Reading Party

[Ages 11- 18]

Wednesday,  June 7th @ 3:00 Summer Reading Sign-up
Thursday, June 8th @ 3:00 Digital Scavenger Hunt
Monday, June 12th @ 3:00 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Thursday, June 15th @ 3:00 Letter Fold Monsters & Edible Art
Monday, June 19th @ 3:00 Bee’s Wax Candles & House of Cards building contest
Monday, June 26th @ 3:00 National Chocolate Pudding Day
Thursday, June 29th @ 3:00 Build A Better Catapult
Thursday, July 6th @ 3:00 Build A Clothes Pin Race Car
Wednesday, July 12th @ 3:00 Giant Jenga Game Day
Library CLOSED July 13th, 14th & 15th for the Richmond Free Fair
Thursday, July 20th @ 3:00 National Ice Cream Sunday & Lollipop Day
Friday, July 21st @ 3:00 National Junk Food Day [Goldie’s birthday]
Thursday, July 27th @ 3:00 Break-Out
Thursday, August 3rd @ 3:00 End of Summer Reading Party

Wednesday, June 7th Summer Reading sign-up

Richmond Minions [Friday Foods] every Friday@ Noon

Friday, June 9th – What was it? Look at photos and tell what is use to be.

Monday, June 12th- National Peanut Butter Cookie day

Friday, June 23rd – Who Built it Quiz

Monday, June 26th- National Chocolate Pudding Day

Friday, July 7th- Christmas in July, painting Christmas Santa’s

Wednesday, July 12th – Giant Jenga Day

Friday, July 21st- Build a Better Hot Dog

Friday, July 28th –Break-out

Wednesday, August 2nd- End of Summer Reading

librarian on May 10th, 2017

NExpress catalog software upgrade

The NExpress Library Catalog ( will undergo a software upgrade after 8:15 p.m. on the evening of May 6, 2017. During the upgrade, library patrons will not be able to access the catalog or any of its features.
New features in the catalog will include:
Library users will be able to pay outstanding library fees through PayPal on the new catalog
The new catalog will be able to send many of the messages that are currently sent by e-mail as text messages (this feature will require some setup on the part of the library)
Library users who have their children’s accounts attached to their own accounts will be able to see what items are checked out to those children (this feature will require some setup on the part of the library)
Library users whose children’s accounts are attached to their own accounts will also be blocked if their child’s accounts are blocked by overdue fees
The NExpress library consortium consists of 43 public libraries and 1 school district in Northeast Kansas. For a complete list of member libraries, please see our website at
For more information about the software upgrade and its new features, please contact your local NExpress library.

librarian on May 1st, 2017

Richmond Public Library is having at Taco Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 6th 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 6th, 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.




librarian on April 13th, 2017

Library has their annual “Open House’ in honor of National Library Week. We opened the library on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The library is not usually open on Tuesdays, except during National Library Week. We opened the doors from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Posters were put up and we announced it on facebook, Come see us at the library! We had a good crowd show up this year.