Do More Than “Friend” the Library – Become a Friend

Friends of Richmond Free Library

The Friends of Richmond Free Library are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to:

  • Encourage community support of the library and staff;
  • Raise money to underwrite special purchases for the library as well as the summer reading program and its workshops, art classes, and special programs.

The Friends of RFL meet twice a year and always welcome new members!

Events where volunteers are welcome and needed:

  • Annual book sale in February. Upcoming: Feburary 13 & February 14, 2015
  • Staff an informational table at the library at the annual Richmond Holiday Market with books and library paraphernalia for sale. (upcoming: December 5, 2015.)
  • Richmond’s July 4th parade: staff a tent and table in front of library with water, books, and library paraphernalia for sale.

Other volunteer opportunities:

  • Help sort and box donated books year round.
  • Help during special programs (i.e. set up chairs, greet attendees)


We are open to new ideas to support our dynamic community resource and welcome ideas for other fundraising events.


Financial donations underwrite the summer reading program, which includes arts and crafts sessions, and special programs and performers. The Friends have also purchased items that are beyond the library’s normal operating budget, such as a DVD/CD repair machine and laptop.

Tax deductible donations accepted via the Donate button on the top of the library’s webpage or at:

Friends of RFL

c/o Richmond Free Library

P.O. Box 997

Richmond, VT 05477


Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Richmond Free Library:

Mary Keller-Butler


Karen Tufano


Thank you for your support!

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Baby Social for all 2014 Richmond Babies

We will be welcoming our town’s youngest book-lovers into the fold with a baby social for families with babies born in the year 2014.  This annual event co-sponsored by the Library and Building Bright Futures brings young families together for an afternoon of play and treats and puts on display some of our newest picture books which have been placed in the collection in honor of these special little people.  If you welcomed a new baby in 2014 watch for your invitation to the event on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 2 pm.


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Save money on your next visit to the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, VT.

The library has a pass available for Richmond patrons to borrow which will allow for $ 4 per person admission up to 4 people. The pass may be signed out for a two-day time period.  The museum is open 10-5 daily.


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Early Bird Math Every Friday at 11 AM.



Early Bird Math is an interactive math literacy storytime for young children and their caregivers.  Through books, songs and games children are exposed to many early math skills and will enjoy a chance to play with their peers.  Join Wendy on Fridays at 11 am.

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We can turn your electronic waste into new books!

You may have something we want: used inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics. We’d love to recycle those for you. Through our trusted greening partner Funding Factory, we can turn your recyclables into cash for books.

Will you recycle with us? It’s easy and 100% free. We earn through the value of your used recyclables.

Look for the convenient recycling boxes just inside the Library lobby.

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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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