Holiday Closings

Closed sign

The Library will be closed on the following days during the holiday season.

December 24 – Closing at 5 pm
December 25 – Closed
December 26 – Closed
December 31 – Closing at 5 pm
January 1 – Closed

Happy Holidays

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Construction is underway


Construction is underway on our mezzanine level. The space will be reconfigured to include comfortable meeting/lounge space for smaller groups, as well as some private rooms for work, study and music lessons/practice. The project will be complete by the end of December, but until that time the mezzanine level and the community room are closed to the public. Come see the finished work in January.

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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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Free or Discounted Admission to Area Attractions


Passes! It’s summer time and a variety of passes are available for Richmond patrons. Receive free or discounted admission to Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Historic Sites, Vermont History Museum, Birds of Vermont Museum, Vermont Day-Use State Parks and the Echo Aquarium. Passes may be borrowed for 48 hours. BUT, late returns will be charged $5/day.

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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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