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.

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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.

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