Library Closed on Tuesday, Oct. 6

All staff will be participating in a planning retreat on Oct. 6.

We will resume our normal hours on Oct. 7


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Youth Art on the Walls at the Library

Ten area youth age 6 – 15 took the Library up on its request to create a piece of art for the public to enjoy.  Their work will hang on the walls of our stairway landings.  Pictured here are some of the artists.  Come on in to see their awesome work!


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Early Bird Math Every Friday at 11 am.

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Who knew math could be so fun!  Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Wendy every Friday at 11 am in the Community Room for books, songs and mind-expanding, synapse-connecting, gross-motor math games.  We’ll count things, measure things, add some new-comers, divide the group in half, and sort things out.  Here’s what last year’s kids would have said about Early Bird Math if they had been asked:

“My fingers sure come in handy when we sing the counting song.”

“I don’t know why we put the yellow balls in the yellow box but it sure was fun.”

“Circles are my favorite shape because they remind me of cookies.”

If you spend time with a little kid on Friday mornings. Come!!



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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

Join other knitters  in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Richmond Free Library on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 for social and skill exchange. All levels, any handcraft (crochet, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) welcome.


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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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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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