Dr. Seuss Birthday

In honor of Dr. Seuss birthday the library will be doing a Horton craft [from Horton Here’s a who book] . Kids will be offered grab n go or in library. The In-library will be at two different times to limit the amount of people. You will need to sign up ahead of time so we know how many to make.

Garb n Go will be ready to pick up on Friday, February 26th. In-Library will be Monday, March 1st. @ 4:00 or 5:00 PM

Library Giving Day 2021

Richmond Public Library is raising funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day-online fundraising event will occur on Thursday, April 7, 2021 and we encourage patrons and library Lovers to make a gift the Richmond Public Library. This campaign reminds us that libraries, small and large, serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, we have dvd’s, free access to the internet, computers for your use. There are events year round at the library, craft day for most holidays, Summer reading program in the summer and of course Friday food club for the adults. We miss everyone terribly and hope to open again soon!
Always remember
“Reading can take you all the places you can’t afford to go!”
To donate  click the librarygivingday link on this webpage.
During this time of covid-19 we have still offered crafts for the adults and kids, only instead of doing them in the library we have been offering grab n go crafts. We are doing what we can to give everyone something to do with the covid and the weather we do what we can for our patrons.

Valentine Crafts 2021

Valentine crafts for kids and adults will be grab n go. All crafts will have sign up sheets so we know how many to get ready.

This year the adults will be doing the lighted wine bottles, this craft will cost $2.00. The kids will be making Valentine Owls and cheerio bird feeders.

Crafts will be ready to pick up by Wednesday, February 10th.


Below is a list of items we track for the State Library report: Considering the Pandemic I think we did
pretty good. Yes, we are down in count on a lot of things from 2019 but with limited services and hours in 2020 we did pretty good.

Library Stats:

Library visitors– 2,960
Reference transactions– 701
Books added– 289
Movies & TV shows added– 158
Computer Users– 572
Wireless Users– 2,304
Inter-library Loans1,622
Inter-library Borrowed– 614
Items checked out–and renewed – 3.906

Library Programing:

Kids under 5
49 programs
306 attendance

Kids 6-11
48 Programs
412 attendance

24 Programs
130 attendance

61 Programs
372 attendance

This past summer was our first try at “Grab N’ Go” crafts. With no In-Library programing, patrons came to the library go pick up their craft supplies and instructions then sent us pictures of the complete project and we posted them on our Facebook page. The library has programing year round for all ages. We try to plan something for everyone. We have story time for the little ones [Wednesday @ 10 AM] Food Club for the adults [Friday @ 12PM] We are hoping to be able to do these again soon. The pandemic has put something on hold. We are hoping things get back to
at least semi normal pretty soon.
At the end of 2020 the library owned;
1,765 DVD’s and TV shows
5,884 Books
17 Audio books

This library also had Halloween Masks that can be checked out. No other library has that.
Hoopla is also Free with a Library Card

We were not able to have some of our usual fundraising this past year. No Taco Dinner and No Garage Sale, but we did still have our Raffles. Filed for some grants that were specific to the pandemic for libraries and received some very generous donations, that helped us immensely. Still don’t know what 2021 will hold but we will power through and do what we can.

Keep an eye on the library Facebook page for up and coming events.…

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 richmond.mykansaslibrary.org 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.