Friends-sponsored event: Cuban Art Exhibit and book talk
Friends-sponsored event: Cuban Art Exhibit and book talk

Our community’s needs go beyond regular budgets for library books, librarian salaries and computers provided by the city. Story Time and other activities for children, scholarships and events for youth, author talks and presentations for adults, represent some of the community benefits funded by the Friends. In 2015, we supported programs that the Library hosted, achieving a total of more than 12,000 attendees.

Our Impact

At the end of our fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, our fundraising included:

  • Book Sales: $4,265
  • Donations: $7,814
  • Membership: $3,580
  • Other: $54

The Friends of the Richmond Public Library contributed a total of $10,824 in funds toward library programs.

Programs We Support

Art at the Main Branch
Art at the Main Branch

The Friends support ongoing and special programs at all three branches and the bookmobile. So far this year they include:

  • Children, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs with Prizes
  • Scholarships to Teens
  • S.A.T. Preparation Course
  • Drumming Program
  • Puppet Shows
  • Leatherwork
  • All about Bats
  • Homework Help
  • STEAM Programs
  • Lego Model Making

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