Richland Community Library

Baby’s First Book program welcomes each new baby born into the Richland community with the tools to begin a lifetime of reading. There is no app to replace your lap when it comes to early brain benefits for babies. The most important period for language and vocabulary development is in the first two years of life. By age two, children who are read to regularly have better language comprehension, larger vocabularies, and higher cognitive abilities than children who were not read to regularly. Baby’s First Book program aims to promote childhood literacy, parent-child bonding and infant cognitive development.


We want to welcome your baby to the Richland Community! Parents or guardians may bring their baby (6 months old or less) into the RCL Children's Library and ask for Baby's First Book. 

Baby’s First Book kit includes:
A board book
Brochure with reading tips and early literacy information
Teething toy

Location & Hours

Richland Community Library Location Photo
Richland Community Library Main Branch
8951 Park Street, Richland, MI 49083
269.629.9085 (Phone)
269.629.5330 (Fax)

Tuesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursdays 10 AM - 7 PM
Fridays 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM
Sundays Closed
Mondays Closed

Our book drop is located in the rear parking lot of the library, which is accessible though the Richland Eye Care parking lot off of 32nd Street.