If you missed the screening of Alice’s Ordinary People by Craig Dudnick on March 19 here at the library, we have a copy of the DVD which can now be checked out. Its a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice Tregay worked for five decades to organize ordinary people.
Read a Book Because It’s Terrific! Don’t miss your chance to bring the whole family to the library for a story-time read aloud, snacks, crafts, prizes and our annual book swap, this Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 pm.
Join our Homeschool Book Group! This month we’re reading “Escape from Baxter’s Barn,” and discussing it on March 17th at 10:30 in the morning.
This book group is perfect for homeschoolers aged 8-14, especially those who love animals!
Escape from Baxter’s Barn
Our newsletter for March is out! You can see that we have a contest going on for a name for the newsletter. You’ll find all the details there. March 2017 Newsletter
Join the Richards Free Library winter carnival parade group! This year’s theme is the 1980’s! We are walking as Pacman and his cronies, trying to take a bite out of a good book!
Sign up at the Children’s Desk ASAP! The parade is February 11th. We’ll meet at the high school at 10am, and walk down to the dollar general starting at 11:00am. Adults and families welcome!
Stop by the library to see the Richards Free Library 125th Anniversary Signature Quilt! For years it has been in process, and now it has finally been revealed and is on display near the computers in the main room. Congratulations to everyone that helped make this beautiful quilt possible!
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!)
On 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.