63rd Annual Library Festival

Our famous book sale and cookie walk is Saturday, August 24th from 9-3!

Friends of the Library get an Early-bird start at 8:00am. The Cookie Walk will start at 9:00, and last until supplies run out! Stop by the children’s tent for bubbles, face painting, activities, and maybe even some ice cream!

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Shaws Reusable Bag Program

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Frozen T-Shirt Challenge

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Help Wanted

The Richards Free Library has an opening for a library page. The position requires a high school student. The candidate must be a polite, detail oriented person with superior people skills and computer knowledge. The hours are after school and evenings as well as Saturdays. There is the possibility of more hours during the summer. Applications are available at the circulation desk of the library.

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Shooting Star Keychain Craft

On Monday July 22nd, at 2:00, make your own shooting star!

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Quilt Raffle!

The Friends of the Richards Free Library have a handmade quilt to raffle off this summer! This beautiful quilt is 60 inches by 75 inches, pieced by Margot Estabrook and quilted by Mink Hill. Raffle tickets cost $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. The raffle will be drawn at our Library Festival and book sale on August 24th.

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Local Author Night is next Thursday, July 18th at 6:00!

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Wanted: Community Donations for Got Lunch! Newport

Got Lunch bags ready to go.
Got Lunch is an all-volunteer program that delivers weekly groceries for Newport-area children who miss school breakfast and lunch when school is out for the summer or for vacation weeks.
We need: Unsweetened cereal,
quarts of Mayo, squeeze jars of jelly,
6 packs of applesauce.


Drop-off points: Richards Free Library, Richards School, SAU 43, South Congregational Church. Contact Charen Urban, Got Lunch Coordinator, to volunteer or for more information on how you or your organization can help. 603 995-1248 OR charenlurban@yahoo.com
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Summer Sidewalk Chalk event cancelled

Unfortunately our Summer Solstice Sidewalk Chalk event scheduled for this morning is cancelled due to the rainy wet weather. Stay warm and dry, everyone!

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Big Library Read!

What would you risk for a complete stranger? When widow Millie Sanger finds an injured enemy pilot on her farm, she offers shelter to keep him from being killed. The two forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But consequences of her compassion prove deadly.

From June 17–July 1, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story as an ebook with no waitlists or holds.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. A Dangerous Act of Kindness is the 19th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Richards Free Library card to get started.

A Dangerous Act of Kindness can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®.” The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Borrow ‘A Dangerous Act of Kindness’ from Libby and join the #BigLibraryRead: biglibraryread.com

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