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Ms. Mo is under the weather today so Story Time is canceled. We hope to see you during Story Time at the Farmers’ Market on Friday!
In your genealogical search, you can find more help in the History section of our website. We now have a page called History of Your House. Uncover the history of your house by investigating its architecture, its people, and its … Continue reading
Hello friends! We are still kicking off our summer reading program today! Sign-ups will start at 10:30, and the animal program “No Two Tails Alike” will start at 11:00am. We might have a few rain sprinkles, but we do have … Continue reading
We sincerely regret to announce that the Friends of the Richards Library Annual Library Festival has been canceled this year due to concerns regarding the COVID pandemic. Hopefully next year things will be back to normal and we can pack … Continue reading
Richards Free Library and the Judges of the Sarah Josepha Hale Award are pleased to announce that Sy Montgomery is the 2020 Sarah Josepha Hale Award Medalist. The award presentation will be held on August 7, 2021. More details will … Continue reading
If you’ve been waiting to come back to the library, wait no longer!
The Reverend David Lewis Yale came to Newport in 1918 during the influenza epidemic. Because there was only one other minister in town, he also served the neighboring communities of Goshen and Croydon. Rev. Yale remained in Newport until 1923 … Continue reading
We are now open for 15 minute appointments for Express Browsing and Computer usage! We will be offering these appointments Monday through Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-12. We’ll also continue offering curbside services during those same hours. Masks are required … Continue reading