October 2021

October is almost over, what have we been up to at the library?

The adults had Food club on October 1st.

Then we made Halloween shirts on October 6th. Even the story time kids got Halloween shirts.

The kids celebrated M&M day on October 13th with a quiz and M&M taste test.

The Adults made two fall crafts on October 15th.

The story time kids Trick-or-Treated main street [Central street] on October 20th

The school age kids painted Halloween ceramics on October 20th

The school age kids made slime on October 21st

October was a busy month. What’s next? Thanksgiving crafts for kids and vanilla cupcake day. For the adults? food club, owl craft, bread class and we will start on our Christmas signs. Watch Facebook for dates and times…

Library CLOSED for a Week

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Richmond Public Library will be CLOSED October 26- 30, 2021. This is the week our employees will be in Wichita at the State Library Conference , so it was decided that it would be a good time to have the sidewalk redone.

The front sidewalk will be ripped out  and and redone, we also plan on putting a small concrete pad out back under our awning.

So it was decided that we should probably just close the whole week to make sure there is time to get all of it done.

The library will open back up on Monday, November 1st.

Richmond Public Library Receives Grant

Richmond Pubic Library Receives
Humanities Kansas SHARP Recovery Grant

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $4,900.00 to Richmond Public Library in Richmond. Connie Weber serves as project director. She has been the director of the library since 2003. This grant will help keep the library running smoothly for many months to come.

The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Grants are for general operating support, staff retention, and needed digital and/or operational transitions for cultural work in the post-pandemic era. Humanities Kansas awarded 121 SHARP grants statewide.

“Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of Covid,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”

Funds have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden.

About Humanities Kansas
Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, HK’s pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with statewide partners and supporters, HK inspires all Kansans to draw on diverse histories, literatures, and cultures to enrich their lives and to serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.

Adult Craft Day in October

The Adults will be having a craft day on Friday, October 15th @ 1:00 PM

They will be making two crafts on this day. A popsicle stick scarecrow and a toilet paper pumpkin.

Each craft is $2.00 for the pumpkin craft, no charge for the scarecrow craft. You will need to sign up for this craft. This craft can be take home if you don’t want to make it here.

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October Activities for Kids @ the Library

October Activities for the Kids @ the Library
Wednesday October 6th we will be bleaching or tie dying shirts.
YOU must provide the shirt. We may have to put kids in shifts 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM [this is NOT a take home craft]


Wednesday, October 20th we will make fluffy slime, 4:00 PM [also NOT a take home craft]


Call the library or come in to sign up for either of these craft days…