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!

librarian on November 8th, 2017

It’s November and that means Thanksgiving time. What is the library planning?

Friday, November 17th is the date set for Thanksgiving events at the library

First up the adult will make Turkeys around 1:00 PM after Food Club.

The kids are also making turkeys at around 4:00 PM after school.

Story Time kids will make turkeys on Wednesday, November 22nd at 10:30 AM.

The library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 23rd, 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

librarian on October 23rd, 2017

October is almost over, Halloween is almost here, what has the library been up to?

First we had a pumpkin craft since the kids were out of school on Monday October 16th







The story time kids did their annual trick-or-treat the down town businesses on Wednesday, October 18th.







The adults made Halloween candles on Friday, October 20th







The kids had a Halloween craft day on Friday, October 20th. The made pumpkin or skeleton hand puppets, decorated masks and then decorated and ate Halloween cakesicles.










A reminder the library will be open limited hours October 25th, 26th and 27th, the librarians will be in Wichita at the State Library conference.

librarian on October 6th, 2017

Just a reminder: The library has Halloween masks that can be checked out.

All you need is a library card.

camo-clown horn-dude







The masks can be found in the catalog under

Costume mask. Just type in costume mask in the

search bar and they should show up.








Masks check out in a plastic bag with the name of the mask and a bar code.

Please make sure you return the mask in the plastic bag it was checked out in.

The library has a total of 22 mask. You can also come in and ask the librarian if you can look at the masks in person.

librarian on September 27th, 2017

The library celebrated the first day of Autumn 2017 in two ways.

First the adults made fall colored paint dot painting. It’s something we have done before with the senior group we use to have and they loved it. This group also seemed to have fun!







The kids came to the library after school was out and make puffy paint and painted pumpkin magnets. The kids really seemed to like this craft!







Up next? Halloween crafts in October

librarian on September 20th, 2017







The library will be celebrating the first day of Autumn [Friday, September 22nd] on the First day of Autumn.

The kids will be making puffy paint pumpkins at 4:00 PM.

librarian on September 1st, 2017

Along with many, many people world wide the library celebrated the Eclipse on Monday, August 21st.

The library had around 20 people [not bad for our little library] show up. We celebrated with our version of “eclipse” food. Moon pies, Sun Chips, Crescent sandwiches, Best Sandwich Dip on Earth and much more, it was all wonderful.

Everyone received a pair of eclipse glasses to watch the big event. As the clouds came and went we took our glasses off and on. We did not have a “Total” eclipse here, but it was pretty close. As to time got near to the our Total Eclipse we sat outside in lawn chairs and looked up at the sky. Everyone had a great time!

librarian on July 28th, 2017

Most people have heard about the 2017 Eclipse coming on August 21st. The library will be having an “Eclipse” watch party.  Richmond will only see a partial Eclipse but  we can still enjoy it. The library will have Free Eclipse glasses available.

The plan is the have an Eclipse lunch. Everyone should bring something  that they think will fit the theme [moon pie, sun chip, milky way bars] you get the idea.

For us it should start around 11:40 AM with the peak time being 1:08, when the moon will  obscure 97.5% of the sun.  We plan to meet at the library around 11:30.

Bring some food and come and join!







Idea’s for Eclipse food?  We got those too!

Moon Pies, Sun Chips, Milky Way candy bars, Sunkist, Sunny Delight, Sun Maid Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Eclipse gum, Starburst, Goldfish Space Adventures, Rocket Hot dogs [hots dogs wrapped in crescent roll, on a stick],  Space Balls [balls of fruit], Crescent  Moon Chicken Salad [chicken salad on a crescent roll].

I am sure there are more ideas out there, come and join us on August 21st and show us what food you came up with.


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.