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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE The Richards Free Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting on  May 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom  For accommodations to attend this meeting please contact Andrea Thorpe at 603 863-3430 or athorpe @newport.lib.nh.us.  … Continue reading

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Richards Library is Here to Serve!

The Richards Free Library may be closed, but we are still here to help! As part of #nationallibraryweek, here’s a story you might enjoy. Last week our Archivist received a request for detective services. In 1972, 48 years ago, a … Continue reading

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is now available free through your home computer! Your ancestors can become more than a name. Historical insights, photos, records, and more. The world’s largest genealogy site. Connect to a deeper family story today. Billions of records. Log in … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week

Join us in a virtual celebration of libraries this week. Stream a movie, research your ancestry, read the New York Times or Newport’s historic newspapers, download an ebook, audiobook, or music. All these resources and more are available on the … Continue reading

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VIRTUAL BOOK GROUP

Our next virtual book group will be held on May 20 at 2:00. We will be discussing the book The Bookwoman of Troublesome  Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.  Copies of the book are available for download from hoopla.  If you … Continue reading

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Genealogy

If you’re interested in doing some research into the genealogy of your family, we have a couple websites you could use. FamilySearch.  Discover your family’s story through historical records. Sign up for a free account. HeritageQuest. ProQuest has made the … Continue reading

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Newsletter – April 15 Edition

The latest edition of our newsletter has been published. You can find it here. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, you can do so on our web page.

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2020 Census

Have you responded to the 2020 Census yet? We encourage you to do so. Its important! Why? Money. Plain and simple. If people in our community are not counted, our community/state loses money. This is a very short survey. Aside … Continue reading

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NEW YORK TIMES FREE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

If you have a Richards Free Library card, you can already access the New York Times for free. But now, high school students who don’t have a card can have access to the digital New York Times as well. School … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Resources

Need some help on how to talk to your kids about the COVID-19 pandemic? Here are some great resources: Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Talking to children about Coronavirus Disease. National Association of School Psychologists – Helping children … Continue reading

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