Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library

Need FREE RESOURCES for Teaching and Learning at Home                   

The Education Service Center 16 has FREE resources for parents and teachers. The site has printable handouts, lesson ideas, virtual tours, online math and reading exercises, and easy-to-do science activities. Just click on the link for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies materials for all grade levels.

Teaching and Learning at Home:

Victor “Skip” Forsyth

Education Specialist

Region 16 ESC

April 1st is Census Day!

Census flyer


Dear Patrons,                                                                                                            Due to COVID-19 the library is closed. We are committed to our community’s safety; therefore, we will remain closed until further notice.  You can access our open-access WI-FI outside of the library at any time.  You may call us to renew books and use our drop box to return books. We will use this time to completely disinfect the library. Thank you for your patience and most of all stay safe during this time of uncertainty.  Please continue to follow us on our social media pages for updates.

Mr. Kippy’s Story Time

Even though the library is closed due to COVID-19, Mr. Kippy will still be posting story time videos online. Please follow the link below for Mr. Kippy’s Story Time.[0]=68.ARBCo5Qc-RQXgHfzl4du4wk_Z6I-cPL8EwEPt50vVaT7NF43d1iylAN8luhZs3jvSUXhOah1dhCWxGa5imZdss6TyRYyC3WEObxRFik823bx2mMsWzPQIJO8y9TnOfn9kAGPrgp3uwPPSgpMvws3jCZu92ap7E_nWf7kvprHGul99wsF0LyxKS7mnv532hjE7gXhSvwtONbc0iPbixBSHdkfNFI9FPBuOJL4ktwQ_LwAN8ZCWIruX7y9fMkfatkWIPQX583ot0rHG8JV8gya_gJvCk_Xbi-VRBNyFFcEQPjxA1Yf4B760NqW4KXm6vLSU-vpJaKYCk9g5MF4FhzM1F7H5Q8&__tn__=HH-R 

Vision Statement

Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Mission Statement

In striving for public service excellence, the Ed and Hazel Richmond Public Library is a welcoming community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services provide for the needs of our diverse community.

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What’s New in the Library? 

Overdrive  News

On March 3hold redelivery went live in Libby and the OverDrive app. Hold redelivery replaces auto-checkout and gives users more options for their holds. Users can now select “deliver later” on an available hold if they’re not ready to read it but want to stay on the wait list. Users can still suspend a hold before a title is ready to borrow as well.

This means users can now manage their holds both before and after they become available. By enabling users to pass books they aren’t ready to read on to the next person in line, hold redelivery helps your library connect more readers to the right book at the right time.

How does hold redelivery work?

After receiving notification that a hold is available, users can:

1) Borrow the title within 3 days.

2) Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy.

3) Cancel the hold.

If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled

Check out our newest titles!

New Titles in the Library

Adult Fiction

The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed – Clare Foster and Sabrina Ruber,

Container Gardening Through the Year – Malcolm Hillier

Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden – Jenny Rose Carey

Young Adult/Junior Fiction

Escape from the Isle of the Lost – Melissa de la Cruz

The Conference of the Birds – Ransom Riggs 

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls – Dav Pilkey

Featured Author of the Month

This month instead of an author, we will be featuring gardening books. Here are just three of the books:

The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed by Clare Foster and Sabrina Ruber,

Author Clare Foster and photographer Sabina Ruber have been experimenting with growing flowers from seed for several years. In this book they pass on that invaluable experience, explaining how and when to sow and grow a huge range of flowers from Aquilegia to Zinnia.

Container Gardening Through the Year by Malcolm Hillier. 

Malcolm Hillier fired the imagination in 1991 with his best-selling Container Gardening. Now again he draws upon his immense creative energy to present a dazzling array of design ideas that prove container displays can be an exciting source of garden color, indoors and outdoors, in every season.

Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden by Jenny Rose Carey.   

Shade is one of the most common problems home gardeners face, but with the right plant knowledge, gardeners can triumph over challenging shady areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows gardeners how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard.