Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading is almost over. We have made dino plates, origami birds, inflatable paper cubes, built a yeti, made a dragon eye magnet, made plastic bottle camp lights. straw rockets, penny bombs and more. The adults made some crafts too.

We had snakes in the library. cupcake wars and all the kids made Father’s day crafts. Kids were given library tic-tac-toes and printable scavenger hunt pages.

Summer reading will end on Wednesday, July 31st with our end of summer reading party. Prizes will be handed out, pop corn will be made, treads and drinks for everyone, this will all start at 2:00 PM

All books must be turned in no later than July 29th to be counted. So please remember to turn your books in on time.…

Library Closed For Fair

The Richmond Public Library will be Closed July 11th, 12th & 13th , Thursday, Friday & Saturday for the Richmond Fair.

The library has been closed during our local fair for many years, over 30 years that I know of and I am sure many more than that.

The library staff can be found at the Fair Ground working the food stand. This is a fundraiser for the library so come by and support the library

Come see us at the stand, the only place in town you can get a suicide hot dog or suicide hamburger!…

2024 Summer Reading Program [June]

The 2024 summer reading program is off and running. The kids can take their picture as a shark or astronaut this summer.  The have built a yeti, made origami birds, dragon puppets, hatching dinosaurs and made camp lights from plastic bottles.

Since we have the new room the kids can got through the dungeon [small hallway between the rooms] to get to the craft tables.

The have been offered tic-tac- toe, and a  printable scavenger hunt for extra prizes.

The adults don’t have as many craft days but they do have some.

We had bunny rabbits in May and Snakes in June

Watch the library Facebook page to see what will be up to next!…

Sisters In Crime Grant


Local Library Awarded $500 Grant

Richmond, Kansas–May 22, 2024– Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce that
Richmond Public Library in Richmond, Kansas has been awarded the organization’s We Love Libraries $500 grant to use for library programs or to buy library materials for its collection.
Sisters in Crime is dedicated to promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition and
professional development of women crime writers. Members are authors, readers, publishers,
agents, booksellers and librarians bound by a passion for the mystery genre. Libraries in the
United States, including commonwealths and territories, can enter the group’s monthly We Love
Libraries lottery by submitting an entry form and a photo of one or more staff members with
three books by Sisters in Crime authors.
“Insert optional quote from Sisters in Crime local member,” said Name, Title of Sister in
Crime’s Location chapter. (Example: “Local libraries like Riverside Public Library are the
lifeline of amazing communities like Riverside,” said Janet Smith, President of Sister in Crime’s
Illinois chapter.
Richmond Public Library has proudly served the Richmond community since 1938.
For details about the library, visit or find us on Facebook.
“We’re thrilled to be the June 2024 recipient of Sisters in Crime We Love Libraries grant,”

About Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime (SinC) was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition
and professional development of women crime writers. Today, the organization boasts 3,600
members and 51 chapters worldwide and its initiatives also include other scholarships; grants for
academic research into the roles of women and underserved voices in crime fiction; cash awards
to libraries and bookstores; and surveys and monitoring projects which determine visibility and
representation of women and diverse voices in the genre and across the marketplace. For more
information on its programs and author members, visit the organization’s website at .

Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading will begin on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:00 this year.

This will be the day to sign up , pick up bags and get your schedule for all the summer events.

We will have some games and snacks for all those who addend.

We have [4] four different age groups this summer.

5 & under  [the little kids] you can be a little older especially if your coming with a sibling. 6 to 11 year olds [the older kids], Teens [ 11 to 18 year olds [ we added 11 & 12 year olds last year since we do not have very many teens participating] and adults.

Here are the schedules: 5 & Under

May 29th @ 2:00 PM- Summer Reading sign-up- for everyone
June 5th@ 10:00 AM- Rocking Dino plate
June 12th @10:00 AM – Build a Yeti
June 14th @ 2:00 PM-Father’s Day crafts
June 19th @ 10:00 AM- Plastic Bottle Camp Light
June 26st @ 10:00 AM- Foam Dice game
July 3rd @ 10:00 AM- Bird Kite
July 10th @ 10:00 AM- Mini Stick Horse
July 17th @ 10:00 AM – DIY Binoculars
July 24th @ 10:00 AM- Firefly Sun catcher
July 31st @ 2:00 End of Summer Reading

6- 11 year olds

May 29th@ 2:00 PM- Summer Reading sign-up – for everyone
June 5th@ 2:00 PM- Origami Bird
June 12th @ 2:00 PM – Dragon Puppet
June 14th@ 2:00 PM- [Father day crafts]
June 19th @ 2:00 PM- Plastic Bottle Camp Light
June 26th @ 2:00 PM- Toilet Paper Tube Dinosaurs
July 3rd @ 2:00 PM- Straw Rocket
July 10th @ 2:00 PM- Pipe Cleaner Ninjas
July 17th @ 2:00 PM- Finger Snake
July 24th @ 2:00 PM- Paint Dot Pictures
July 31th @ 2:00 PM –End of Summer Reading

Teens [11- 18 year olds]

11- 18 year olds [Teens] Summer Reading Program

Richmond Public Library

May 29th @ 2:00 PM- Summer Reading Sing-up –for everyone

June 6th @ 2:00 PM- Inflatable paper cube

June 13th @ 2:00 PM- Dragon Eye magnet

June 14th @ 2:00 PM- Father’s Day crafts – all kids

June 20th @ 2:00 PM- Food Tasting

June 27th @ 2:00 PM – Penny Bomb

Closed 4th of July and July 11th, 12th & 13th for the Richmond Fair

July 18th @ 2:00 – S’mores Slime [Non-edible]

July 25th @ 2:00 PM – Paint Your Future Vehicle

July 31st @ 2:00 PM- End of Summer Reading

Adult crafts and dates are still being worked out.…