Kids go to the Champlain Valley Fair for Free on Monday, August 27.

FairEvery year the Champlain Valley Fair teams up with libraries in the area to offer the Read and Win Program. The program offers a free day at the fair to any child in grade kindergarten through eighth who reads three books over the summer. Kids participating in the Read and Win Program are invited to the Fair on Monday, August 27. There is a special ceremony at noon in the Grandstand with Wunderle’s Circus Extravaganza on stage. Kids will also receive a free book, a ticket for a free ride, and ice cream.

Vouchers are available now at the Richmond Free Library. Come in and ask for one at the youth desk.

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Summer Art Show

Melody Ann Potter is an accomplished artist, born in the Adirondacks and now residing in Richmond. Melody has a degree in fine arts from SUNY Potsdam and an interior design degree from Villa Maria College of Buffalo. She finds inspiration from the surrounding mountains and lakes, from the human condition and from her adventures around the world. She pulls from these experiences to create works of art using layers of tissue paper to create a 3-Dimensional picture. She finishes using ink to highlight the forms and color, bringing them to life. Her oil paintings are snapshots into the everyday lives of people. See her work on the Library walls during the months of July and August.

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Katherine Paterson Talk Available

Were you hoping to come to Katherine Paterson’s recent talk at the library, but couldn’t make it? You’re in luck! Mt. Mansfield Community TV recorded her speech and you can watch it on Vimeo. Audience members were moved and inspired by her words; now you can listen to her thoughts via the video.

Copies of Bread and Roses, Too are available at the library if you’d like to read the Vermont Reads book for 2018.

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Kids Animation Video

The library and Mt. Mansfield Community TV teamed up to offer an animation workshop for middle schoolers over the February break. Eight kids learned about various animation techniques and had a ton of fun. Check out their super cool creations!

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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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Upcoming Children’s Programs

Libraries rock

End of Summer Reading Program Pizza & Popsicle Celebration Party
Friday, August 3 at 11:00 am
Join fellow readers for games and a treasure hunt throughout the library in search of prizes, then celebrate a job well done with pizza and popsicles. Please let us know if you’re coming so we have plenty of pizza.

To register for programs, please email ( or call (434-3036) the library.

Click here for the full summer reading program schedule.

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Everybody Plays a Drum

Friday, June 29 at 10:30 am

drumcircleMaster drummer Saragail Benjamin will bring drums for everyone to play. She will teach us to play together, and then we’ll drum a story! Dance it! Sing it! Rock it to the moon!

No registration required. All ages.


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