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Check out an E-Reader
We have two Nooks and four Kindles--all pre-loaded with popular fiction for check-out to Richland Residents or paid members.  You can place holds on these through our online catalog on the horizontal dropdown.

Congratulations to our LEGO winners!

Our thanks to everyone who entered our annual summer LEGO contest. The judges were quite impressed by ALL the entries.  The winners have been contacted by phone. Thank you for coming in and taking your LEGO project home!   

A drop in Ukulele Class!
  • Own a ukulele but don't play it much? No problem!
Join Mary Jasiak and Carl Smith on Wednesday, August 5 from 10:30 - 11:30 for some strumming fun!  If you're new to the uke, we'll learn the instrument, practice some chords and play a few songs. For ages 10 and up. For more information OR to RSVP,call Mary at 629-9085 Ext. 208 or click here and send her an e-mail.

August Book Group
Sue Parker-Carter will be leading the book discussion on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00. This month's title is the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr. All are welcome for discussion and dessert. 
Get your MAP - Michigan Activity Pass here!
The Michigan Activity Pass offers library patrons a one-day pass to explore – at no cost – hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation area.  Originally called "The Big Green Gym", this program has expanded to include more than 100 participating cultural institutions and museums. Once you decide where you're visiting and the date, have your library card ready and click here to begin your search! You print your pass from the comfort of home. Need help? Our staff can help!

The library is not accepting donations of used books or other materials at this time.  Please drop off donations at the Goodwill donation center on N. 32nd Street. Thank you.

The Jewelry of Linda Kekic
Linda Kekic began working with glass after taking a class at the KIA -Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She loved experimenting with different firing techniques, temperatures and shapes to create her beautiful jewelry.  Linda was the Executive Director of the West Michigan Glass Art Center from 2006 - 2010 and currently teaches classes in fused glass as well as jewelry and metal combinations.


All are welcome to enjoy Big Hero 6 at the Richland
hip Park on Friday, August 7 at 8:30. This animated action packed comedy adventure, tells the story of friends Baymax, Hiro and assorted friends as they are transformed into high-tech heroes!  Don't forget your chairs, blankets, snacks and BUG SPRAY!!! Come early at 7:30 to the gazebo for some simple "HERO" activities.

Our thanks to Kristi Maiers and the folks at Richland Township for partnering with the library for this annual outdoor movie event!!   IT'S FREE!

8 ways to keep your kids reading this summer!
  1. Set a routine...
  2. Model the behavior...
  3. Provide interesting reading materials...
  4. Celebrate all reading...
  5. Keep track...
  6. Provide incentives...
  7. Peer Pressure...
  8. Go digital!