StoryWalk® on the Library Grounds

StoryWalk® A StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience that reveals a story page by page as the reader follows the StoryWalk route.

The final Storywalk of the season, Upstairs and Downstairs from the story collectionowl Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel is currently set up around the library grounds. Follow the Storywalk route from the front of the building to the rear and find out for yourself if Owl, who loves both his upstairs and his downstairs, is able to figure out a way to be both places at once. The story will be set up for the month of September so there’s lots of time to round up your favorite kids and take a field trip to the library. If you didn’t bring a little person to one of the June, July or August walks, don’t miss out on this one.


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Youth Summer Reading Club & Activities at the Library: June 22 – July 31.

Summer Reading Set up

Youth Summer Reading Club at the library will run from  June 22—July 31. Things are going to be a little bit different this year as much of the library building remains closed, but there will still be reading records, stickers, guessing jars, crafts, prizes and more. Instructions and self-serve activities await you in the library foyer and yard. Go to the Youth Services Page for detailed information and please visit as often as you can this summer.

Youth Summer Activities at the library will also run from  June 22—July 31. The library building may or may not be opening to the public during this time period, but visitors will be welcomed into the foyer space to participate in the Youth Summer Reading Club, to pick up books, and for instruction regarding the activities below. Please follow the current safety guidelines which include wearing a mask while inside public spaces and distancing from others. If there are others in the foyer when you arrive, please wait until they exit to go in yourself.

StoryWalk® A StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience that reveals a story page by page as the reader follows the StoryWalk route. There will be a new StoryWalk set up around the library grounds each week. So come take a walk, read a book!

Take & Make Crafts Six weeks of DIY crafts! Stop by the Library foyer to pick up a take & make craft bag. Inside each bag you will find all or most of the parts, and the instructions you’ll need to create something new each week.

Outdoor Activities Each week we’ll put out directions and supplies for a new adventure around the library, park and/or town. We might send you on a scavenger hunt or perhaps invite you to add to some outdoor art.

Guessing Jars While you’re picking up your books, craft bag and getting your reading club charm in the foyer, don’t forget to make a guess. A new jar will appear on the foyer table each week along with a poster of winners from the week before. Winners go home with a book from the prize box.

Storytime Bags We’ve made storytime at your house easier than ever. We have put together eight themed Storytime Bags. Each Storytime Bag contains books, songs, rhymes and a craft/activity. Themes include: Pets; Gardens; Counting; Things that Go; Friends; Seasons: Silly Books and Camping.  Request one of the bags today by calling or emailing.

Online Resources Visit the Richmond Free Library Youth Services page to connect with TumbleBooks for a fun, gently animated picture book storytime and Storyline Online to hear  great children’s authors and other celebrities reading aloud from fabulous picture books. Here you will find links to other great youth sites as well including resources for elementary-aged and older youth.

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E-books & Audiobooks for Richmond Patrons

Did you know we now have certain books and audio on OverDrive available just to Richmond patrons? This means you may not need to wait for a popular title, or if you do, the wait time will be shorter! “OverDrive Advantage” is the name for the downloads the library has purchased for Richmond Library card holders. Below find the audiobooks and e-books available in OverDrive Advantage. Almost 50,000 other digital titles are also available in GLMC OverDrive! Click here to sign in to OverDrive; you’ll need your library card barcode (starts with PVSPQ) and your password, which is your last name. Contact us if you have questions.


10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story Dan HarrisNonfiction, Self-Improvement
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ChaosJordan B. PetersonNonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Self-Improvement
A Bend in the StarsRachel BarenbaumFiction, Historical Fiction, Literature
All Adults Here: A Novel Emma StraubFiction, Literature
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Robin Wall KimmererNature, Nonfiction, Sociology
Love Warrior: A Memoir Glennon DoyleBiography & Autobiography, Family & Relationships, Nonfiction, Sociology
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel (unabridged)Ocean VuongFiction, Literature
UntamedGlennon DoyleBiography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Self-Improvement
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismRobin DiAngeloFamily & Relationships, Nonfiction, Self-Improvement, Sociology


A Boy of Good Breeding: A NovelMiriam ToewsFiction, Literature
All Adults Here: A NovelEmma StraubFiction, Literature
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and MineEmily BernardBiography & Autobiography, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A NovelGail HoneymanFiction, Literature, Romance
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives RevealedLori GottliebBiography & Autobiography, Nonfiction
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaIbram X. KendiAfrican American Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Sociology
The Dutch House: A NovelAnn PatchettFiction, Literature
UntamedGlennon DoyleBiography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Self-Improvement
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismRobin DiAngelo, Michael Eric DysonFamily & Relationships, Nonfiction, Self-Improvement, Sociology
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No Pick-Up Hours July 3 or 4

Closed July 3 & 4

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