Remote Services on our Web Page

You may notice a new tab on our web page called “Remote Services.” There you can find links to some great websites for you and your family during this time of social isolation. Take a look!

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SCRIBD – FREE EBOOKS, MAGAZINES AND AUDBOOKS

Scribd is making their millions of eBooks, audiobooks and magazines FREE to anyone for 30 days, no credit card required. Just sign in at this link: scribd.com/readfree. There are many fantastic books for adults and children available without waiting.

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Library Access from Home

Though the library is closed during this pandemic, there are still ways to access the library services and our collection:

COVID-19 Resource Page. Keep up to date with links on our Health Information page.

WiFi is available 24 hours a day in our parking lot. To log in, look for the RFL Public network. There is no password.

You may notice a new tab on our web page called “Remote Services.” There you can find links to some great websites for you and your family during this time of social isolation. Take a look!

Explore HeritageQuest online. ProQuest has made the online service HeritageQuest available for home use. Call the library for the user name and password to access HeritageQuest here. Please know that non-subscriber access will be removed at some point. 

Take a look at Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service. Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card number.

Read the New York Times online.

Take an online class through Universal Class. Access over 500 online courses for free.

Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines are always available with your library card through the New Hampshire Downloadable books website.

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Library Service

Our Commitment to Keeping You Safe

The Richards Free Library in an effort to mitigate the spread and transfer of viruses and bacteria has made the following adjustments:

  • Increased the availability and visibility of our disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer. 
  • Increased disinfecting schedule in public areas. 
  • Removed all soft toys from the Children’s Room, and continue to regularly disinfect play space. 
  • Returned materials will be disinfected.

We will continue to monitor updates along with the Town Health Officer and remain committed to keeping our community happy and healthy, maintaining a safe space for all. 

But we need your help!

When visiting the library, please use the hand sanitizer available at service desks and throughout the library. 

Please remember to wash your hands!
20 seconds at least is the rule. Soap up well and rinse well. Keeping your hands clean means helping to keep library spaces and materials clean and safe for all to use.

If you have library materials and are not feeling well, please give us a call, we are happy to extend your due dates when possible!


At this time the library is not planning to cancel any programs, but we will do our best to keep our website and social media updated if there are any changes. 

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Shaws Give Back Where it Counts Reusable Bag Program

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Stop Motion Workshop Postponed

Due to the snow, we have decided to postpone today’s Stop Motion Animation Workshop until Tuesday, March 10th at 3:00. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Universal Class at the Library – Learn Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

Now is a great time to take a class through Universal Class! Universal Class is an online learning platform that allows you to take courses at your own pace while you interact with a live instructor via email. Sign up with your library card to access over 500 online courses. Topics range from Writing Skills to Career Training to Crafts & Hobbies. (These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment.) Chase away those winter blues with a new skill or hobby!

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Writer’s Workshop Postponed

Due to the storm, writer’s workshop will be postponed until Thursday, February 20th at 6pm!

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Books on Tap Book Group

Books on Tap will meet tonight at 6:30 PM at Village Pizza in Newport to discuss the book Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.

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LIBRARY OF THINGS

Next time you’re in the library, take a look at our Library of Things (located next to the non-fiction DVDs). The collection is expanding all the time. You never know what you might find in there that you didn’t know you needed to use! The list at this time includes:

Film to digital converter

Trail camera

Draft detector

Energy meter

Snowshoes

Fly fishing rods

Cake pans

Telescope

Flip scanner

Board games such as Trivial Pursuit and Scattegories

Yarn swift and ball winder

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