Museum & Park Passes Available – Check Them Out!


ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM & SCIENCE CENTER Pass will allow for $ 4 per person admission up to 4 people.  The museum is open 10-5 daily.

STATE PARK DAY USE Pass will allow for free entry into any Vermont State Park Day Use Area (up to 8 people in one vehicle) Day Use Areas Open 10 am – Sunset.  More info available at

STATE HISTORIC SITES Pass is good for free entry into any Vermont State Historic Site (up to 8 people in one vehicle) More info available at

SHELBURNE MUSEUM Pass allows for free family admission.  For more information go to

SHELBURNE FARMS Pass is good for free family admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard. Excludes Property Tours.  Family admission is for up to 2 adults and children.

BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM Pass will allow for free admission for one immediate family.  Valid from May 1 to October 31. Not valid for special events.

 All passes may be signed out for a two-day time period and carry a $ 5.00 a day late fee.

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We have three summer reading clubs: Reading Together for children not yet ready to read on their own, Every Hero Has a Story for ages 6-12, and Unmask for teens. Every time (but not more than once a day) a child writes a book title in his/her reading record he/she can fill out a raffle ticket for entry into the reading club raffle to win our summer mascot, Rrrralph, the dog. Rrrralph can be seen keeping watch over the reading records until August 13, the day of our reading Club Celebration Party and the day his new owner will be drawn.

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Vermont Libraries — make the journey!

Explore Vermont’s libraries with The Vermont Library Association’s Passport to Vermont Libraries. Make your first stop the Richmond Free Library and pick up your passport!

This summer from June first to September first, ninety-nine Vermont public and academic libraries will be handing out passports and encouraging everyone to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries.

– The Alice M. Ward Memorial Library in Canaan, the northern-most stagecoach stop on a route from Franklin, NH to Montreal, Canada
– The Brookfield Free Public Library, the oldest continually operating library in Vermont
– The Windsor Public Library with its active seed lending library

“One of my favorite things about Vermont is the huge number of different libraries all over the state. Nearly very town has a cool library somewhere in it” says VLA president and second generation librarian Virgil Fuller, director of Chelsea Public Library. “We want to share our love of libraries with all Vermonters.”

Local libraries will offer passport stamps and small prizes. Three winners statewide (adult, young adult, child) will receive Vermont Library Ambassador awards for visitingpassport the most libraries and a copy of the classic book on Vermont’s libraries Where the Books Are, a book about the history and architecture of Vermont’s public libraries by Pat Belding.

Visitors are encouraged to post pictures and stories on the VLAs facebook page
More details about the program are available at

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Learn something new today!

Universal Class - Leading Provider of Continuing Education

Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass™ offers hundreds of free online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic, from Accounting and Arts and Photography to Web Design and Wedding Planning. Connect to, enter Richmond, choose Universal Class and get registered with your library barcode (enter in all caps.) Or just click on the image above.

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Follow along with the trustee meetings at

Interested in reserving the community room? Our meeting room is available for classes, concerts (we have a grand piano!), parties, etc. For events that are free and open to the public, there is no charge; however, ALL events require a completed space use agreement form before approval.

Vermont Public Libraries provide access to high quality online courses for all library users. Begin exploring these courses by entering your patron barcode (found on the back of your card), but replace the initial “P” with a “2” here.

The Vermont Online Library offers a wide range electronic information databases on a variety of topics for all age levels, for generalists as well as specialists. For more information, visit

What is a library worth? Find out at the Maine State Library’s web site

Audio books and eBooks are available for patrons to download at Simply click on the “sign in” link on their homepage, select “Richmond Free Library” from the menu that appears, and use your library barcode number to sign in.

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To search for items at the Richmond Free Library, visit To be able to manage your account online, stop by the Richmond Free Library to register.

To renew or review your checked out items at Richmond Free Library, visit If you’re unsure of your password or username, stop by the Richmond Free Library for help.

Interested in learning more about our long-term goals for the Richmond Free Library? Then read our strategic plan!

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