Use the Library during Stay Home/Stay Safe



The Richmond Free Library closed effective 6 pm, Friday, March 13 for the safety of its patrons and staff.

Until the Governor’s Executive Order of Stay Home, Stay Safe, we had been offering curbside pick-up of physical items. We have now discontinued that service until further notice.

If you have any items out right now, don’t worry.   All items are renewed to May 1.  Please hold on to them until then, if you can.

In the meantime, please visit and explore various offerings on the website.

All patrons may set up an account with GMLC Overdrive and download ebooks and audiobooks with a valid card.  If your card expired, please send us an email with your current contact information(name, address, phone, email)  and we can get it renewed. Ovedrive comes with a very helpful app called Libby.  We recommend downloading to whatever device you’re using.  (It’s not yet available on Kindles.)  If you need some help navigating with Libby, this booklet should help. Help with Libby. Let us know if you need more help.

Are you missing Storytimes at the Library.   While no digital display can replace the incomparable Wendy, Jennifer and LJ, in the meantime please visit the Library’s Youth Services page.  We have provided links to Tumblebooks, a read-aloud platform for all ages and to Scholastic’s Learn at Home packages from grades pre-K to high school. We’ve also created a link to the Big List of Children’s Authors.  Everyone from James Dean (Pete the Cat), Oprah Winfrey reads Thelma Godin’s Hula Hoopin’ Queen, Grace Lin shows how to draw Chinese Dragons,  Mo Willems shares PIggie & Elephant activities.   There are also many links to authors of young adult books.  Vermont’s Children’s Literacy Foundation has also provided an extensive collection of Literacy Resources for Learning.   You can’t check out a book from the library right now, but do check out all of these great resources.  We’ll continue to add materials for entertainment, education and enrichment!

Are you or someone in the family home from school and needing help with various subjects or certification programs?   LearningExpress is a highly acclaimed eLearning platform that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, tutorials, occupational exploration, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.  Patrons will create their own account where they can keep track of modules explored.  Brush up on your math, science or writing skills,  study for the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, a variety of Allied Health Certifications, Firefighting, Plumbing and more.   Explore the possibilities at Learning Express.

Stay Home – Stay Safe – Read (or listen)!

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