librarian on May 29th, 2019

May is over, what did we do at the library? Cinco de Mayo crafts, Mother’s Day crafts , National Chocolate Chip Day and we had a meeting about the 2020 census and Friday Food club. Plus the library had there annual Taco Dinner and raffle.

On Friday, May 3rd we celebrated Cinco de May by making mini pinata’s and sombrero cookies. The kids made the cookies and then got to eat them. Once they got all the pinatas made we put them on a string and the kids got to pull the string and get the prize inside.

Eating our Sombrero cookies

On May the 10th the kids made Mother’s Day crafts. The chose between a “Super Mom” candy bar or a Rock with a saying on it. The kids really like the rocks [which surprised me]

May 15th was National Chocolate Chip day, so we made Chocolate Chip cookie sandwiches. The kids really like making food crafts!

Eating our cookie sandwiches

May the 16th we had a representative for the 2020 Census come and give a talk about census jobs. She explained that there will be jobs opening in our area and if anyone was interested they needed to apply online.

They will pay weekly for the hours up to so many hours and will also pay mileage. Anyone interested in apply can do so online at

up next?

Summer Reading starts on Wednesday, June 5th at 2:00 PM. The library will have copies of the summer reading schedule available upon request.

librarian on May 9th, 2019
Interested? come to the library on May 16th between 11:00 Am and 12:00 PM.
librarian on May 1st, 2019

April 2019 what did we do in the library this month? National Library week is in April7th – 13th, National Library Workers day is April 9th and National Library giving day is April 11th. The library Annual Open House is always held during National Library Week.

This years Open House was Tuesday, April 9th. Easter was also in April this year, so of course we did Easter crafts.

Story Time kids made Easter bunny headbands on April 17th. They looked so cute. We read an Easter story and them made our headband and had a snack.

Next up the school kids made Easter crafts on April 18th. The made toilet paper tube bunnies and folded card stock baskets. We had a lot of kids show up for this one. So many we had to do it in 3 different shifts.

Up last the adults made washcloth bunnies and Easter Egg planters on April 19th. There were two different bunnies to make and they herbs to pick and plant in our Egg planters

librarian on April 17th, 2019

Richmond Public Library is having at Taco Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Richmond Community Building. The meal will be served from 4:30—8:00 PM.
Carry-out Available


2 tacos
Rice & Beans
Chips & Cheese
Don’t want the meal? We have taco burgers, taco salads and enchiladas available too.
The library is also having a raffle. Raffle items will be on display at the library until the May 4th, when they will be taken to the Community Building.
Winners will be drawn during the end of the evening of the Taco Dinner on May 4th.

The baskets in order are: Baby, Chocolate, Cups, Garden scooter, Kids, Liquor, Movie Night, Summer Fun, royals tickets [4 of them], Spa, Summer Fun, Wine and Zombie Apocalypse.

Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 contact the library at 785-835-6163 if you are interested in buying tickets, also library board members will have tickets to sell.

librarian on April 10th, 2019

March is over and April has started, what have we been up to at the library?

On March 1st we had Kenzie Weber come down and do a craft with the kids at part of her senior requirement.

St. Patrick’s Day is in March so of course we had a few craft days. Story Time made headbands, March 13th. The kids made Leprechaun hats March 15th.

Spring Break was also this month, so we had to have something for the kids to do.

Wednesday, march 20th the kids decorated visors.

Look at our visors we decorated

Friday, March 22nd we made Slime! Kids love slime!

Friday March 29th the adults made Suet Feeders. Someone need to feed the birds. Also remember that the Richmond Minion Friday Food club meets every Friday at noon. Bring Food and come and join us!

up next?

The library held their annual “Open House” on April 9th during National Library week. Easter is in April this year so we will have Easter crafts for story time on the 17th, kids on the 18th and adults on the 19th.

librarian on February 16th, 2019

February is almost over, what has the library been up to?

February has the super bowl, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, so what did we do?

Our Richmond Minions Friday food club celebrated the super bowl by having everyone bring their idea of super bowl snacks. They were yummy!

Super bowl snacks

Remember any adult can join us for Friday Foods. All you have to do is bring yourself and some food. You might come by and ask the librarian what that weeks theme food might be.

Next up? Valentines Day

Making Valentines

The adults made Valentines crafts on Friday, February 8th. They made Minion Valentines.

Minion Valentines

The kids made their Valentines after school on Wednesday, February 13th.

Valentine crafts

The made Owls filled with candy and butterflies with lollipops on them.

Valentine owl and butterfly

Last for February was President’s Day, the adults and kids had a quiz to take. The adults had the match the President this his parents.

This quiz is hard

The kids matched the President to his favorite snack and then we all got to eat some of those snacks. The kids enjoyed this one very much.

Quiz and snacks

Up next at the library? Still food club almost every Friday [unless otherwise notified]. St. Patrick’s Day crafts and March 15th. Decorating visors [3/20/19] and making slime [3/22/19] during Central Heights spring break.

librarian on February 1st, 2019

Richmond Minions club

What were we up to in January other than those really cold days?

The Richmond Minions Friday Food club is still going strong. They meet almost every Friday at noon. Everyone brings a pot luck dish to go with the current theme. Anyone who wants to join just has to show up with food.

January 20th was Penguin Awareness Day, so on the 18th [since we are closed on Sundays] we made a penguin craft in honor of the day.  The kids wrote on their penguins what they would do if they were a penguin.

Kansas birthday is also in January, so we celebrated two different way. First the adults has local artist Mary Hall come and show the adults how to paint sunflowers on January 25th.

The kids celebrated “Kansas Day” with a Kansas quiz and Kansas snacks. They had edible cow patties and haystacks.We always have the teens read the quiz for the kids and then tabulate their answers.

Up next at the library?

Valentine’s Day crafts and President’s Day snacks

Reminder: The Library will be Closed February 18th for President’s Day

librarian on January 11th, 2019

Yes we do!

January 2019, its a new year at the library. Do we have and plans for events yet?

January 29 is Kansas birthday so in honor of that we have 2 events planned.

First up on Friday, January 25th @1:00PM, Mary Hall will be here to give the adults a painting class. Mary will show us how to paint sunflowers. This is a sign-up event since the library has limited space. We have a sign-up sheet on the desk at the library. We have set the limit to 12, so if you are interested sign up now!

Second will be Monday, January 28th and this is for the kids. We will be making “haystacks” and “cow pie candy” after school at 4:00 PM. The kids will also take a “Kansas”quiz before they get to make and eat the goodies.

February will bring Valentines Day so we have Valentine Minion crafts for the adults on February 8th at 1:00 PM. The kids will make Valentine crafts after school on Wednesday, February 13th.

February 18th is Presidents Day, [the library will be closed since this is a federal holiday]. On Friday the 15th at 4:00 the kids will have “President” favorite snacks, and play a match the president to his snack game.

March is St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break. The library will be doing a St. Patrick’s Day craft on Thursday, March 14th after school.

The plan for spring break is to have a “Slime”day on Wednesday, March 21st at 2:00 PM.

Well that’s all we have planned for now. We know there will be some kind of Easter craft in April but have not finalized that one yet.

librarian on December 26th, 2018

Well 2018 is almost over. What did we do this last month?

Of course we had our Christmas raffle [winners were announced in an earlier post], but what else have we been up to?

Our Richmond Minions Friday Food club is still going strong. We still meet almost every Friday at noon. We did have some adult crafts this month after food club.

Making suet feeders

December, 7th the adults did a Christmas tree craft, December 14th & 21st , they made suet bird feeders. After we made the suet feeders we played around with Christmas props.

Trees we made
Christmas props

The story time kids made Christmas trees too.

The kids made Christmas crafts on December 19th. We had 4 different crafts for them to make. Make one or make them all, it was their choice.

Kids with crafts

Last of for 2018? The kids made slime on December 26th. The kids really, really seem to like making slime, so we make it multiple times during the year.

We has a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Richmond Public Library.

Lets see what we do in the new year!

From The Richmond Public Library
librarian on December 13th, 2018

The 2018 Library Christmas raffle at 15 baskets [a record of baskets] and we sold a record number of tickets too.

Winners of the 2018 Christmas Raffle are as follows:

Baby basket- Erica L

Minion basket- Joyce B.

Boys basket- Kallen H.

Minion tote- Vanessa

Girls basket- Jenny H.

Wine backpack- Bobby H.

Liquor basket- Russ C.

Beer basket- Andy F.

Baking basket- Paula

Chocolate basket- Eleanor S.

Power Outage basket- Kim K

Tupperware bag- Mary Ann P.

Coffee basket- Nickie M.

Movie basket- Jimmy P.

Hunting basket -Andy F.

CONGRATULATIONS! to all the winners. Everyone else… Better luck next year!