Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020 is over. Covid-19 is still here and some of the kids are not going to be in school this year. Wow what a summer, the virus was suppose to slow down and did not, kids are still staying home, parents are deciding NOT to send their kids to school this year. The courier didn’t run, then it did. All items returned had to be quarantined for 3 days, then 4 days, hopefully nothing new comes down and makes it longer.

Among all that we ran a different summer reading program. No In-Library programs this year. Kids or parents picked up their crafts each week and took them home to make them.

But they did come. They did sign up for summer reading and they did read and do crafts, parent sent pictures to the library so we could post them on our Facebook page.

Here are the numbers for this years program:

12- kids 5 & under signed up. this group had 19 programs this summer.

20- kids 6-10 signed up. This group has 18 programs this summer.

8- kids 12- 18 signed up. This group had 17 programs this summer.

9- adults signed up. This group has 19 programs this summer.

We made dragons, swords, unicorns, fairies, frog masks, candles, pet rocks, slime, lip gloss, bath salts, aliens candy dots, gnomes, mini weapons of mass destruction and Ice cream in a bag. We guessed invisible movies and what the picture was on Facebook. We did 2 story walks and a minion hunt and a duck hunt. We were busy this summer!

Congratulations to our top readers:

5 & under:

Derrki Webb, Lydia Purdham, Hunter Purdham and Ryker Snow

6- 10 year olds:

Elijah Rowland, Leon Weber, Kamryn Reeder, and Weslon Rowland

11- 18 year olds:

Kiaden Reeder, Chloe La Duke, Drake Weber and Damien Geiler


Dorothy Welch, Margaret Moore and Keri Meyer

Thanks for showing up weekly during this strange time!


2018 Summer Reading Program

The 2018 Richmond Public Library Summer Reading Program has come to an end. What did we do in July and August?


July 1st we made 4th of July crackers







July 5th the teens made home made Figit spinners







July 6th the Adults painted rocks







July 9th was National Sugar Cookie Day







July 11th the kids made drum tree and popsicle stick kazoos







We were closed July 12, 13 & 14 for the Richmond Free Fair. The library has a food stand and game booth at the fair as a fundraiser.







July 18th we made Rock N’ Roll Robots for the younger kids and Ice Cream Sundaes for everyone







July 20th was National Fortune Cookie Day, we had fortune cookies and took a quiz







July 25th the kids made castanets







July 26th we made Fluffy Slime







The Adults made DIY pet toys on July 27th







August 1st was our Musical Instrument Scavenger Hunt, 3 teams of kids and adults







The winning Scavenger hunt team







August 6th was National Root beer Float day







August 8th the end of summer reading. We had pudding cups and freeze pops







There was also Friday food club on Fridays at Noon [most Fridays]

Lunch with the librarians on Wednesdays at 12:30 [we hope to do this again next year]


Time for school to start, we hope everyone had a wonderful summer!…

Summer Reading 2018

The 2018 summer reading program started on Wednesday, June 6th. We had Grandpa Pokey down for our big kick-off. Kid signed up for Summer Reading and then Grandpa Pokey made them balloon animals.







Next up was Father’s Day, the kids made gifts for their dads on June 13th. After they were done making their gifts they got to decorate and eat cupcakes for National Cupcake day also on the 13th.







June 20th the younger kids made Rock n’ Roll Worry dolls







The teens made Thumb Piano’s on June 21st







The Adults made their own Rock n’ Roll Worry dolls on June 22nd.







June 27th the younger kids made Egg shakers and Screaming balloons.







June 28th saw the teen’s trying  “Break-Out”, a game where you try to open different types of locks.







Friday, June 29th the adults attempted a folded washcloth craft







We had a very busy month. Not to mention the adult food club “Richmond Minions” that also meets every Friday at noon, still going strong!

More to come in July!…

Summer Reading 2017

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is all set to begin. Below you will find a schedule for this summer’s events.

[Ages 1 to 10 yrs]
Wednesday, June 7th @ 3:00 Grandpa Pokey will be here, Sign-up for Summer Reading and have Grandpa Pokey make you a balloon!
Monday, June 12th @ 3:00 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Wednesday, June 14th @ 3:00 Build A Monster day
Wednesday, June 21st @ 3:00 Build A Rocket day
Monday, June 26th National Chocolate Pudding Day @ 3:30
Wednesday, June 28th @3:00 Build a House and Build an Edible truck day
Wednesday, July 5th @ 3:00 Henna Tattoo’s [need to have parents sign permission slip before you get your tattoo]
Wednesday, July 12th@ 3:00 Giant Jenga Game day [snacks provided]
Library CLOSED July 13th, 14th & 15th for the Richmond Free Fair
Wednesday, July 19th @ 3:00 Build A Milk Jug Bird House
Wednesday, July 20th @ 3:00 National Ice Cream Sunday’s and Lollipop’s
Friday, July 21st @ 3:00 National Junk Food Day [Goldie’s Birthday]
Wednesday, July 26th @ 3:00 Build A Pet Rock
Wednesday, August 2nd @ 3:00 End of Summer Reading Party

[Ages 11- 18]

Wednesday,  June 7th @ 3:00 Summer Reading Sign-up
Thursday, June 8th @ 3:00 Digital Scavenger Hunt
Monday, June 12th @ 3:00 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
Thursday, June 15th @ 3:00 Letter Fold Monsters & Edible Art
Monday, June 19th @ 3:00 Bee’s Wax Candles & House of Cards building contest
Monday, June 26th @ 3:00 National Chocolate Pudding Day
Thursday, June 29th @ 3:00 Build A Better Catapult
Thursday, July 6th @ 3:00 Build A Clothes Pin Race Car
Wednesday, July 12th @ 3:00 Giant Jenga Game Day
Library CLOSED July 13th, 14th & 15th for the Richmond Free Fair
Thursday, July 20th @ 3:00 National Ice Cream Sunday & Lollipop Day
Friday, July 21st @ 3:00 National Junk Food Day [Goldie’s birthday]
Thursday, July 27th @ 3:00 Break-Out
Thursday, August 3rd @ 3:00 End of Summer Reading Party

Wednesday, June 7th Summer Reading sign-up

Richmond Minions [Friday Foods] every Friday@ Noon

Friday, June 9th – What was it? Look at photos and tell what is use to be.

Monday, June 12th- National Peanut Butter Cookie day

Friday, June 23rd – Who Built it Quiz

Monday, June 26th- National Chocolate Pudding Day

Friday, July 7th- Christmas in July, painting Christmas Santa’s

Wednesday, July 12th – Giant Jenga Day

Friday, July 21st- Build a Better Hot Dog

Friday, July 28th –Break-out

Wednesday, August 2nd- End of Summer Reading…

Last three weeks of Summer Reading 2016

July 20th was National Lollipop day. We had lollipops and cake pops to celebrate.

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The older kids made magnetic slime on July 22nd. They had a blast!

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July 22nd was also a Friday Foods day. We had some yummy food!

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July 27th we made Olympic Torch’s since the Olmpics starts in August.

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August 3rd was the End of Summer Reading party for the kids. Grampa Pokey was there to make balloon art for the kids.

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Congratulations for all our reading winners:

1st place:

Adult- Margaret Moore

Teen- Sean Weber

5th -3rd grade- Drake Weber

Reading with help: Brennen Geiler

Listeners: Leon Weber