Backyard Astronomy

Come in to borrow the library telescope!

Please come on in to check out the library telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star-hopping and learn how easy it is to use!

This telescope was donated to the library by John C. Root in memory of his wife, Susan E. Root, and is maintained by Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

The library will be closed on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in observance of Columubs Day weekend.

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Annual Book Fair: Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5


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The Friends of the Richards Memorial Library will be holding their annual Book Fair on Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 4pm. There is a large selection of Adult fiction, both paperback and hardcovers. You'll also find children's picture books, chapter books, and novels for kids and teens. The fair includes a large selection of nonfiction books, DVDs and CDs.

There's something for everyone at the Friends of the Richards Memorial Library Annual Book Fair. 

NEW - Davis Farmland Passes


Library discount passes to Davis Farmland now avaialable! Please call and reserve the pass for a specific day. 

Summer reading participants: Please come to the RML to receive your coupon for 1 free child admission when an adult admission is purchased. 

Automatic Renewals


Starting July 1st, 2019, you will no longer have to remember to call or log into your account to renew physical items (not OverDrive items) that you have checked out.

If a checked out item can be renewed, it will automatically be renewed on the due date.

An email notification will be sent on the due date alerting you of the renewal status for checked out items. 

It will indicate if your items were successfully renewed or unable to be renewed.

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