Library Giving Day



Richmond Public Library is raising funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day-online fundraising event will occur on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and will encourage patrons and library Lovers to make a gift to their individual library . This campaign reminds us that libraries, small and large, 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. Always remember

“Reading can take you all the places you can’t afford to go!”

To donate go to our website at  and click the librarygivingday link.



Covid-19 2020

Due to Covid-19 [coronavirus] the library will be CLOSED starting March 26, 2020. Franklin County has issued a Stay-at-Home order for all non-essential businesses, so the library must close. It is with great sadness that we close the library and hope to be able to open again soon.

You can still use hoopla for FREE. They have books and movies.

Download onto your device

Log in with your library card number. [If you don’t have you number you can call today 3/25/20 until 4:00 PM and I will be able to help you.]

You can then use the library hotspot to download your items and then watch, read or listen anywhere once it’s downloaded.

Be safe, stay healthy we hope to see everyone soon!…

More Changes

Starting Monday, March 23rd. The Library will be closing at 4:00 PM instead of 6:00 PM.
We still have our doors open. You can call if you need books or movies or computer time. We are just closing a little earlier than normal. PLEASE Everyone Stay Healthy and Keep Safe!

The library has not forgotten that is it is Census time!. If you want to file your responses online and do not have internet or a computer you can call the library [785-85-6163] and make an appointment to use the computer and I will help you get it done!


Changes at the Library

Due to everything going around the library is trying to stay open so people can get movies and books. If you are not comfortable coming in or are sick call ahead tell me what you need and I will check it out for you and bring it to the curb.
We have also limited the computers to only 4 people at a time. a space between each person.
The library has also decided to close on Saturday for now.
More changes may come with virus stuff. Watch our facebook for any new changes. Stay Healthy everyone!

Your Library Card

Here are some things you can get with your Richmond Library Card. You can also get a State Library card and get even more stuff.

Hoopla: free audiobooks, ebooks, movies, TV shows, and more
Flipster: popular magazines to read FOR FREE
Mango LanguagesLearn over 70 languages! Includes information about corresponding cultures, and a translation tool. 
?Learning ExpressPreparation for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP, and other school entrance exams. Citizenship exam preparation, preparation for several occupations, including military (ASVAB) and nursing school. Includes video user guides, many resources download as pdfs for offline use.

State Library Card

State Library of Kansas: offers a host of online resources free of charge. In most cases, only a Kansas Library Card is needed to access them.
CALL US at 913-367-1902 and we will set you up a State Library Card over the phone. You’ll get access to:
RBdigital: audiobooks for all ages
cloudLibrary: audiobooks and ebooks for all ages
Encyclopedia Britannica: Includes children, young adult, adult, and academic versions.
Universal Class: a huge array of classes and resources for homeschooling and just general learning …