Upcoming Programs

  • "Check Out" our new Orion StarBlaster 4.5" Astro reflector telescope. John Root, who graciously donated the telescope to the library will present it on March 18 at 7 pm. If the weather cooperates we may get to use the telescope.

  • Lift (Elevator) Opening- March 22 at 1 PM. Open to the Public

  • Easter Egg hunt for Sunday, April 13, 1-3pm.

  • Story hours will be held Weds mornings at 11 for ages 0-3, Friday mornings at 11 for ages 3 and up and a new after school story hour for children grades K-2 will be held Wed afternoons at 3:15 pm.

    March 19 at 11 am the Wachusett Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant will present Icky Sticky Playtime at the library. The program features pre-school sensory play activities that include fun with goop, slime, sand and water. Dress appropiately for hands on fun

  • Story Time


Richards Memorial Library Use Survey
And the Survey says….
109 people answered the Richards Memorial Library Patron’s Survey and for the most part the respondents rated the library collection, staff and facilities as good to excellent! While patrons seem mostly satisfied with the library, the survey identified a few areas for improvement. Among these are: expanded evening and week-end hours, longer lending times for DVDs, expanded programs for teens and adults, more information available on the library web site and access to eBooks through the library. The Trustees and staff will be evaluating these suggestions over the next few months to determine how we can best meet the needs of our patrons.
Thanks to all who took the time to respond to this survey. The winner of the $15 Dunkin Donuts gift card is Jean Urbanowski .


Dowton Abbey High Tea- Sunday March 16. 2pm- 4pm

The Friends of Richards Memorial Library are planning an elegant "Downton Abbey High Tea and Crumpets Day at the Library" on January 19th from 2 to 4PM. Paxton adults are invited to enjoy this uniquely British party to help celebrate a new season of life on the elegant Downton estate. Specialty teas and desserts and relaxing music to a backgrond of early Downton Abbey episodes will fill the library. Tickets costing $5 will be sold in late December and January. Participants are requested to 'dress the part' especially with fancy hats to be judged toward a prize gift certificate to Whisk.

  • Friends of The RML


Membership Information
Our Membership Costs are as Follows: Senior $5 Individual $15 Family $20 Supporting $30 Generous $30+
Please remember that these memberships help us when we are in need to keep the library going, any donation is greatly appreciated.




  • Sundays & Mondays- Closed
    Tues: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Wed: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Thurs: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
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  • We welcome new and old patrons to use the resources of the library. We have updated our children's area and we now have Wi Fi access for your computer needs.

  • Make New Friends But Keep The Old

    Yes, the lyrics of an old Girl Scout song seem very appropriate. The need for both is especially important this year. As you may know, the major fundraising event for Paxton’s Friends of Richards Memorial Library, the Annual Book Fair and Bake Sale, was cancelled due to the construction of a much needed lift in the library. The lift was built to enable Paxton residents of all ages to access the basement of the library. Those who have not been members of the Friends group may not have received an important letter that was recently distributed, so let me convey its important message.
    The purpose of a Friends’ group is to provide the funding for the many extras a vibrant library requires, but are not provided by the town’s budget. This year, besides the many passes to museums and other destinations we normally fund, the Friends of RML has also used $10,000 of its savings along with an additional $10,000 received from a successful grant application to Country Bank to assist in the construction of this new lift. We have also paid nearly $1,800 for a new AED (automated external defibrillator) and the future CPR certification of library staff, as well as an additional $5000 to help the library update their computer systems to the new CWMARS system.
    What is our request to you, both new Friends and old? It is that you will partner with us in assisting Richards Memorial Library by helping to make up for the loss of nearly $4,000 that would have resulted from a successful 2013 Book Fair. To do this we ask that you renew your membership to the Friends of Richards Memorial Library or, just as important, become a new Friend. Applications for membership are available at the library. Thank you for your assistance.