Annual Book Sale – Feb 16 & 17

The Friends of Richmond Free Library host this annual event to raise funds for the library. We are currently accepting donations of clean, unmarked books. Please bring them to the circulation desk for review. Book-Sale-Banner

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Please sign up here:

There are a few spots left for musicians or singers to serenade us during the book sale. Sign up here:

Thank you! See you at the sale!


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Thanks for Your Support

Raffle drawingThank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket for one of our big holiday book baskets. The five lucky winners were drawn and notified on Monday, but hopefully everyone considers themselves a winner as proceeds will be used in support of library programs in 2018.

Congratulations to basket winners:
Martha Nye
Betty Phillips
Brandy LaBelle
Kaitlin Ford
Diane Gallagher
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December Display

Marilyn Cochran Brown has shared special woodcuts made by Japanese school children in the 1970’s. The woodcuts depict winter athletes including Barbara Cochran, 1972 Olympic gold medalist. They were given to the Cochran family by the Japanese Olympic organizing committee. Several of the pieces were on display at the American Embassy in Japan for 6 months in 2016.

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Join Us for Storytime

With the beginning of the school year, the library is starting back up its weekly programs for young children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. NEW this fall: Yoga Storytime on the Fourth Friday of the month!

Baby Laptime (Ages 0-2)
Mondays: 10:30 am, Sept.-May

Richmond Playgroup and Storytime (Ages 0-4)
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – Noon (Stories and Music @ 10:00 am), Sept.-June

Early Bird Math Storytime (Ages 2-5)
First Three Fridays of the Month: 11:00 am, Sept.-May

Yoga Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Fourth Friday of the Month: 11:00 am, Sept.-May

Find more information about these programs on our Youth Services page.

Click here for a printable pdf poster.

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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

kniting_a_stockingJoin 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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Kids + Community Access TV = Creativity

Check out this fun video that local students made in collaboration with Mt. Mansfield Community Television and the library. Thanks go out to Hannah and Ella Agran, Lauren O’Malley, Zoe Rosen, and Ethan Shelden for participating, and to Angelike Contis of MMCTV for producing the video, which was submitted to the Vermont Access Network statewide video challenge competition.

The Crazy Quiz Show: A Short Film from Mt. Mansfield Community TV on Vimeo.

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MLK Day: Library Closed and Local Events

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Consider attending one of the many events in Vermont on and around January 15 to celebrate MLK Day. Learn more about some of the programs via the links below.

Link to MLK Day events in Burlington, including a family-friendly celebration (and free admission!) at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

Link to the University of Vermont’s MLK Celebration, Education & Learning Series 2018.

Link to Vermont Historical Society’s MKL program at the Vermont History Center in Barre.


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