Richmond Free Public Library


May 28 – to August 31

Mondays, 9:00 – 4:00

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 7:00

Wednesdays, 9:00 – 4:00

Thursdays, 10:00 – 7:00

Fridays, 9:00 – 1:00

Saturdays, 9:00 – 2:00

Labor Day to
Memorial Day

Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 7:00
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00
Thursdays, 10:00 – 7:00
Fridays, 9:00 – 12:30
Saturdays, 9:00 – 2:00


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.

Robert Oakes, Ruth Bass & Becky Cushing Gop at our Saturday, February 10th event.

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

Book Club

Our book discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m., except for the month of December.

Call for meeting info.

Our next book club meeting will be Tuesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. We will be reading “Yellowface” by R. F. Kuang.


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.
Film Club

Our film discussion group meets the first Thursday of every month at 4:15 p.m.

Our next film club meeting will be Thursday, July 11 at 4:15 p.m. We will be discussing The Big Heat (1953).

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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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