Richland Community Library

  • The Friends of RCL were established in 1973, when the library first started in the basement of, what is currently, the Richland Community Hall.
  • The original group of Friends spearheaded the efforts to raise the awareness and funds needed to develop RCL into the beautiful facility you see today.
  • The Friends have purchased furniture, a Smart TV, and an AED device for the library, as well as covered the cost of staff First Aid/AED training.
  • We are part of the Meet Michigan Author Series which sponsors visiting authors.
  • Our summer activities include: Area Book Club Gathering, Independence Day Parade, and an on-going book sale at the library.
We are a 501C3 organization whose nonprofit status allows donors to contribute to RCL through the Friends. Our bylaws state our mission to not only raise funds for the needs of the RCL, but to hold educational and literary programs for the community.

Volunteer a few times a year!

Help set up for a program. Straighten and help maintain the alcove book sale. Facilitate a book discussion. All these options, and more are available if you opt to volunteer your services just a few times a year.

No time to volunteer?

No problem. Opt for a monetary donation yearly to assist the Friends in helping out the Richland Community Library.

Do Both!

Any way you can help the Friends and the Richland Community Library, including volunteering your time AND/OR additional monetary donations. You'd be a rock star!

Click the link below to download and application! You can submit it in person at the library OR mail it to us!

2023 Meeting & Event Dates




February 28, 2023

6 PM

MMA: Drink the Wild with Angie Jackson

March 8, 2023

6 PM

MMA: Theodore Roosevelt A Literary Life with Katherine Joslin & Thomas Bailey

April 26, 2023

7 PM

MMA: City of Champions with Silke Maria Weineck and Stefan Szymanski

May 3, 2023

6 PM

Friends of the Library Meeting & Pizza Party (RSVP Here)

May 10, 2023

6 PM

MMA: The Ice Hours with Marion Starling Boyer

May 16-20, 2023

All Day

Spring Book Sale at the Library

May 17 - Sept. 13, 2023


RCL at the Richland Farmer's Market

September 26, 2023

6 PM

MMA: An Evening with Keith Mumma

September 28, 2023

5:45-7 PM

Friends Fall Meeting & Pizza Potluck

October 18, 2023

6 PM

MMA: Oddities & Rarities of Michigan

November 1, 2023

6 PM

MMA: An Evening with Viola Shipman (a.k.a. Wade Rouse)

December 7, 2023

5-8 PM

Richland Area Wassailing

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.