Library GivingDay 2021

Richmond Public Library is part of a coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through a Library GivingDay campaign. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 7th and will encourage patrons and library lovers to support their library. This campaign reminds us that libraries serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, many libraries offer innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge. Join The Richmond Public Library during Library Giving Day! This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Wednesday, April 7th and we encourage patrons and library lovers to make a gift in support of your library anytime now through April 7, 2021 by visiting us at and click the librarygivingday link…

#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.

If possible the library will also have an “Open House” on April 6th. The week of April 4th- April 10th is National Library week. Last years was canceled due to Corona virus we are hoping to be able to have people in for this years National Library celebration.

The week also includes, National Library Workers day [April 6ht] and National Giving Day [April 7th] so we hope to be able to have the annual “Open House’ to help celebrate all of these. Watch for more posts as the date gets closer, also watch our Facebook page for any updates.

Covid-19 Rules at Library

With Covid-19 still going rampant the library has been visiting their Covid-19 rules monthly. The board and director check to see how Franklin county is doing and the country at large. Then debate what needs to stay the same and what can be changed.

Please keep in mind that we are just trying to keep everyone safe and healthy

That being said here are the new rules as of January 14, 2021

NEW COVID-19 RULES for the Library
Effective – January 14, 2021 [We will revisit these rules at our regular board meeting on February 11th]
FACE MASK- required when inside the library during operating hours [Librarian can be behind a shield on not wear a mask] [If you do not have one, we will provide you with one]
NO MORE THAN 3- Patrons allowed in library at a time
HAND SANITIZER- Must be used when you enter the library
NO BROWSING SHELVES- Put items on hold or you can call or come in and tell us what you want. May browse with the librarian.
SOCIAL DISTANCE: Please move away or out of the library when someone else comes in
COMPUTERS: 1 computer open for use, must call to reserve to use
CLOSED- On Saturdays


Many Thanks for your support in these trying times!…

Kansas Day

Happy 2021! What do we have planned for the new year?

January is Kansas Birthday month [mine too]. So I have planned a couple of “Kansas” activities.

We are putting together a “Kansas” packet for kids. It will include Kansas coloring pages, 2 crafts, a honeybee craft and a Salamander craft [Kansas insect and amphibian] we might add a treat in the bag too, maybe.

Since Kansas is the Wheat state the adults will be making “Bread in a Bag”.  Both of these craft do require you to sign up [we need to know how many to put together] The adult craft will be $2.00. Both craft will be ready for pick up by Thursday, November 28th just in time for Kansas day on the 29th

Holiday Closings

The Richmond Public Library will be CLOSED from December 24, 2020 through January 2, 2021 for the Christmas and New Years Holiday.

We will open at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 4th.

Wishing all our patrons a safe, healthy and happy holiday!

2020 Christmas Raffle

Here are the winners of the 2020 Library Christmas Raffle:
Armageddon Go bag- Tracie P [Richmond Post office]
Wine Basket- Sam Morgan
Chocolate Basket-Curran DeLaRocco
Kids Basket- Derrik Webb
Hot Drinks Basket- Nicole Wight
Soup Basket- Barbara Lane
Cabin fever basket- Deb Carrie
Minion Basket- Joyce Boase
Me Time Basket- Joyce Easterbrook
Spa Basket -QSI
Art Basket- Chloe La Duke
Liquor Basket- Kelly Reeder
Cider Mill Basket- Tracie P [post office]
Chamber Players basket- Ryan Coy…