In a hurry? Is there a line at the desk? You can now check out your own items!

* You must have your library card with you
* Scan library card (you may have to scan twice)
* Scan items one at a time
* For books only – DVDs need a staff member’s assistance
* Cannot print a slip (ask staff member to sign you up for email slips!)

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Library Presents the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

fullsizerender1On December 8th, 2016, the Richards Free Library presented the 16th annual Pamela Gay Award for Volunteerism to Janice Brehio at the annual Volunteer Tea.

Janice Brehio’s long relationship with the library began with her visits as a parent and daycare provider to take advantage of the resources in the children’s room.  She began her career as an official staff member by working at the front desk, and later served many years as our well-loved children’s librarian. Her commitment to this library is so strong that upon her retirement, she not only attends story hours with her grandson, but she became a volunteer. In that capacity she has substituted as a reader at story hour; worked at our annual Library Festival, including spearheading the Cookie Walk; and cares for the library gardens throughout the growing season, bringing her own special home-grown blend of plant food.

This annual Volunteer Award is named in honor of Pamela Gay who before her death volunteered countless hours at the library and exemplified the true spirit of community volunteerism, not only at the library but several other area organizations.

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New OverDrive Media Console Software for Windows Users

If you have been ignoring the prompts to update the OverDrive Media Console software on your Windows computer, you must update the software before downloading your next MP3 audiobook. But, no fear, the update is easy with these tricks:

* All Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 users must use the “Windows Desktop” version in order to download audiobooks to a computer.

*I installed the new version on top of my existing software, meaning I did not have to uninstall the current version of the OverDrive Media Console.

*If you notice that the software looks radically different, you might have accidentally installed the Windows 8/10 version of the software. The Windows for Desktop software looks identical to the version you have been using.

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Thankfulness Turkey Craft


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Scribble Bots

Maker Play this year is adding a touch of tinkering! Come to the library after school Tuesday, November 15th at 3:15 to make a machine that can scribble all on it’s own! Children below age 9 are welcome, but may need some extra help from mom or dad. We can’t wait!


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Learn to Relax

balance-1677130_640Have you heard about the positive benefits of meditation? Have you always wanted to meditate but didn’t know where to start? Do you just want to learn to relax? Join us for an introduction to meditation with Reiki Masters Venita Nudd and Tari MacDonald from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on November 17th in the Ballroom of the library.


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Murphy: A Life

Join us at the library on November 1 at 7:00 as amateur historian Kenneth Vigue presents his program on Governor Francis P. Murphy.  You can see a preview of his presentation here:

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