librarian on February 6th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new month. What has the library been up to in January 2020?

Our Friday Food Club [Richmond Minions] is still going strong. Still meeting on most Friday’s at noon. We have all kinds of wonderful food and good company.

Story time is still on Wednesdays around 10:00 AM. When the kids are not sick or the weather is not bad that is.

Okay what else have we been up to? Since it’s winter and cold out side, we decided to make “Melted Snowman” in a jar. The kids each got a jar, glitter, and snowman parts. put it all together add water and you have “Melted Snowman” in a jar.

January is Kansas Birthday, so of course we did something to celebrate.

The adult group decorated “sunflower” cupcakes on Friday, January 23rd.

The story time kids colored “Tumbling” prairie dogs. Once they were colored we put them together and the kids got to roll them down a board.

School kids got to also make “Tumbling” prairie dogs after school was out. The also made sunflower cupcakes. A cupcake, and Oreo cookie and yellow frosting [whats not to love about that?]

Since the Super Bowl was on February 2nd, and the Kansas City Chiefs were going we had to do something so. The adults made signs and had “Super bowl” snacks on Friday, January 31st.

The kids also got to do something for the super bowl. We had snacks and make goal post and footballs with popsicle sticks and construction paper.

What next at the library? Valentines crafts on Friday, February 14th.

librarian on December 23rd, 2019

The Library will be Closed, Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day and Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

librarian on December 21st, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Library Christmas Basket Raffle:
Cat Basket- Chloe LaDuke
Baking Basket- Steph Wight
Apocalypse Go Bag- Rhonda Frank
Liquor Basket- Mike McDonald
Wine Basket- Sam Morgan
Holiday Basket- Lenny Williams
Chocolate Basket- Nickie Miller
Kids Basket- Ashley Phillips
VR Headset Bag- Dustin Webb’
Popcorn & Movie Basket- Sam Morgan
Hot Drinks- Kallen Hastings
Ukulele- Dan Alexander
Bird Feeder & Seed- Andy Finley
Hand Painted Bird Feeder & Seed- Lenny Williams
Tupperware- Lisa Williams
Nightmare Before Basket- Danika Willis
Blanket- Weslon Rowland
Many Thanks to all those who bought tickets! Thanks for supporting the Library!

librarian on December 4th, 2019

It’s that time of year! Raffle basket time!

There are 17 baskets this year to put your tickets into. Tickets are the same as always $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. This is the libraries final fundraiser for the year and one of our most popular.

Tickets can be bought at the library or by any library board member. Winners will be drawn on Saturday, December 14th during the Richmond Christmas Festival. Tickets will be sold right up to the time of the drawing. All proceeds from the drawing go to The Richmond Public Library.

librarian on October 2nd, 2019

It’s October! Don’t forget the Library has Halloween masks you can check out! Come and take a look or search the catalog. Here’s a look at a few we have.

What are we doing at the library this month?

First up the adults are having a sign painting class. This class will take two [2] Fridays to finish. It will start on Friday, October 4th at 1:00 and finish on Friday, October 11th at 1:00. This class does require you so sign up and will cost each person $3.00 to cover the cost of supplies.

The kids will a Halloween craft day on Monday, October 21st at 3:00 [the local kids are out of school this day]. There will be crafts for the younger kids and the teens. ON Wednesday, October 30th we will be doing Henna Tattoos. Anyone under 18 who wants a Hanna Tattoo will need to have a signed permission slip before hand.

Parents will have to come in and sign the slip. This way we know they have read the sheet that explains what a Henna Tattoo is.

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, October 14th in Honor of Columbus Day. We will also be CLOSED on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd & 24th and open late on Friday, October 25th. All employees will be attending the State Library Conference at this time.

There will be NO Friday Food club on Friday October 25th.

librarian on August 28th, 2019

Do any of you order from Amazon?

If so could you PLEASE use amazon smile
This link will take you to the page to help support the library Thanks!

Richmond Public Library is listed under charities you can choose.

It doesn’t cost anything . This is a FREE program. It does not change your amazon account. You just go to amazonsmile and log in like you would your regular account and it’s all there. By going through amzasonsmile you help the library!

librarian on August 22nd, 2019

15 books celebrating Kansas cultural heritage
Topeka, KS – State Librarian Eric Norris announced today the 14th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by a Kansan or about a Kansas-related topic.
“I am proud to present the 2019 Kansas Notable Book list. Choosing only 15 books is no easy task,” said Eric Norris, State Librarian. “The selection committee began with a pool of nearly 100 submitted titles and worked diligently to identify the year’s best works by Kansas authors and illustrators, as well as those works that highlight our history and heritage. Kansans are encouraged to visit their local public library and celebrate the artists and the artistry of Kansas.”
Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. The Kansas Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all titles on this year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.
This year the Richmond Public Library selected 12 of the 15 Kansas Notable books, the library also received a copy of Brown Enough: A tale of a Mixed-race Baseball team Summer of ‘56 free in the mail. So we have a total of 13 of this years Notable books.
This year the library chose some fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen and kids books something for everyone [we hope].
Here is a list of the 2019 Kansas Notable Books available for check out at Richmond Public Library.
American Heart- by Laura Moriarty (Lawrence)
Brown Enough: A Tale of a Mixed-Race Baseball Team Summer of ’56-by Ken Ohm (Topeka)
The Deepest Roots- by Miranda Asebedo (Manhattan}
The Diaries of Reuben Smith, Kansas Settler and Civil War Soldier edited- by Lana Wirt Myers (Newton)
Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World- by Louis Galambos (Baltimore, MD)
A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools
by Rachel Devlin (Brooklyn, NY)
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth- by Sarah Smarsh (Wichita)
Night Out- by Daniel Miyares (Lenexa)
No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas- by C.J. Janovy (Kansas City, MO)
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas- by Tonya Bolden (New York, NY)
The Pastor Wears a Skirt: Stories of Gender and Ministry- by Dorothy Nickel Friesen (Newton)
The Saint of Wolves and Butchers- by Alex Grecian (Topeka)
Seafire- by Natalie C. Parker (Lawrence)

librarian on August 16th, 2019

July 2019 brought us a few events at the library.

July 3rd we all made “4th of July” crackers in honor of Independence day, since we were closed on July 4th. Kids had fun with this craft. toilet paper tubes with poppers in them wrapped in tissue paper.

Up next the adult painted gourds. Some were bird house some were not, but all painted up really nice.

The kids made DIY Glitter jars on July 10th, they really liked these. Jars with space themed items in them filled with water and glitter, some times lots, and lots of glitter!, but oh well they had fun!

We closed July 11th, 12th and 13th for the Richmond Fair.

Monday, July 15th was National Gummy Worm Day, so…. We made Gummy worms, and took a quiz [of course].

July 17th & 18th the kids made mini light sabers. Another craft they really enjoyed.

July 20th was the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, so in Friday, July 19th we ha a “Moon Landing” party with “Moon” inspired foods, and a moon landing quiz and paper rockets to blow in the air.

July 24th the kids made “Pool Noodle Aliens” yet another fun craft. These guys for fun and cute. The kids really enjoyed them.

On July 25th the teens did a “Break-Out” event. we give them different boxes with different kinds of locks. The have to read the clues and figure out how to open each lock to get whats inside.

July 26th was National Bagelfest Day, so of course we had bagels and a quiz. What’s a food day with out a quiz?

July 31st was the last craft for the kids, they made milk jug space helmets.

We are spacemen

On Thursday August 1st the Teens played with the Water stomp rockets again.

Friday August 2nd the adults made “moon lights” this was thier last craft for the summer.

The moon lights we made

Wednesday, August 7th was the end of Summer Reading 2019. We handed out prizes to all those who read at least 5 books this summer.

We also gave away aliens to our “Find all the aliens in the library” hunt. Leon Weber and Ashley Harkins were our winners. The we had ice cream sundaes to celebrate the end of a great summer.

This years top readers for each category were as followers.

Listeners: 1st- Jade Coy, 2nd- Hunter Purdham, 3rd Lydia Purdham, 4th Lliam Roberts.

Reading with help: 1st- Kamryn Reeder, 2nd- Leon Weber, 3rd- Weslon Rowland, 4th Elijah Rowland.

Readers: 1st- Kaiden Reeder, 2nd- Joey Wright, 3rd- Gavin Weber, 4th Zachary Geiler.

Pre-Teen & Teen: 1st- Damien Geiler, 2nd Brennen Geiler, 3d- Drake Weber, 4th Ashley Harkins.

Adults: 1st- Dorothy Welch, 2nd- Maggie Moore, 3rd- Laura Deters, 4th Keri Meyer.

Congratulations to all our readers!

librarian on July 1st, 2019

Summer Reading started in Wednesday, June 5, 2019 with a visit from Grandpa Pokey. Kids we asked to come and sign up for summer reading and them they all got to go in the other room and get a balloon from Grandpa Pokey.

We has since then just took off running. The younger kids have made NASA Badges, Jet Packs and had a Balloon Rocket Race. All the kids made Father’s day crafts.

The Teens have made stress balls, paper lantern planets, painted moons, played with water rockets and tie dyed.

The Adults also painted moons, made pop bottle planters, and painted galaxy sun catcher plated.

The finished Galaxy sun Catchers

Up Next?

July 3rd we will make 4th of July crackers at 2:00.

The library will be closed Thursday, July 4th.

July 5th the adults will paint gourds.

July 10th we will make DIY glitter jars at 2:00

The library will be Closed July 11, 12 & 13 for the Richmond Fair [we close every year for this]

July 15th is National Gummy worm day and we plan to attempt to make gummy worms@ 2:00

July 17 Kids will make Mini light sabers and July 18th the teens will make Mini light sabers.

July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. To celebrate we will make straw rockets and have “moon” inspired food. The adults at 1:00 and the kids and teens at 2:00.

July 24th the kids will make pool noodle aliens, July 25th the teens will do a “break out” game. July 26th the adults will make ping pong ball “moon’ lights.

July 31st the kids will make milk Jug space helmets.

Summer Reading will end on Wednesday, August 7th with and end of summer party and the handing out of prized starting at 2:00.

librarian on June 13th, 2019

Richmond Public Library summer reading program started on Wednesday, June 5th at 2:00 PM. This was sign-up day everyone who wished to be in the summer reading program came in signed up and then got to see Grandpa Poke and get a balloon.

Grandpa Poke

Kids we given a summer reading bag with the summer schedule for the younger kids inside each bag. The Teen and Adult schedules are on the desk if you ask for them.

Most of our events this summer will be as follows:

Kids on most Wednesdays @ 2:00

Teen on most Thursdays @ 2:00

Adults on most Fridays @ 2:00

See you schedule for other dates. Happy Reading this summer!