Richmond Free Public Library


Fabulous News!

The Richmond Library will be moving to our town’s beautiful new library during the first week of October and we will be closed most (if not all) of October due to unpacking. Our last open day in our current location will be Thursday, September 28th.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Save the Date

Lively World Series

Several programs presented each year as the Lively World Series, in memory of the late Milton Bass, longtime Richmond resident, novelist and retired arts and entertainment editor of The Berkshire Eagle. Our next program will be Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Richmond Congregational Church – see poster below.

Ruth Bass and Marilyn Peterson Haus.
This photo was taken on October 16, 2021
at one of our many Lively World Series events.
Children’s Events

The library is about to move to our new location and starting September 1, 2023 our children’s programs will be on hold.

Book Club

Our book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm
CAll for meeting info.

Our next book club meeting will be Tuesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. via GoogleMeet. We will be reading and discussing West With Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge.


The Richmond Free Public Library endeavors to:

  • be an integral part of community life in Richmond where patrons can gather in a welcoming place
  • provide educational support to lifelong learners,
  • support the civic, cultural and social pursuits of our patrons,
  • provide equal service to all library users,
  • provide informational and popular materials for the entire Richmond community in a variety of formats.
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Kids Corner

Every summer we kick off our Summer Reading Program with a live animal demonstration. This event always take place on the Saturday after July 4th weekend.

This past summer we held a program on Amazing Adaptations presented by Animal World Experience. This program was funded by the Richmond Cultural Council.

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