Thank you for your public service, Karen! Karen spent the last ten years bringing her enthusiasm and talent to Richmond Public Library patrons. At the end of February 2016, she will be embarking on a new chapter of her life. We wish her all the best!
By Christine Volker The Richmond Public Library has offered Story Time for as long as people can remember. What exactly is it? And why does the library put emphasis on this FREE program? During Story Time, a librarian engages children by reading picture books or other stories to them. Listening to stories and learning newContinue reading “Jump Start on Reading”
By Christine Volker Patrons of the West Side Branch have been enjoying the beautiful rendering of birds and flowers by young artists. The colors and images are glorious. If you haven’t seen the art work, go ahead and visit. While you’re there, borrow a book from the library, or a buy a book from theContinue reading “Art in the Library”
By Christine Volker We were pleased to launch our new website in 2015. By now we hope that all of you have checked it out. The address is: http://www.richmondlibraryfriends.org. Thank you to all of our members, donors of funds and books, book purchasers and volunteers! We are also grateful to the City of Richmond employeesContinue reading “2015 in Review”
By Christine Volker A report, called the Impact Survey, was released recently, focusing on public library patrons across the country. Patrons’ use of libraries’ public computers or wireless connections was surveyed and analyzed. The variety of uses and the importance in people’s lives was pretty interesting. Following are key categories of the informational needs/activities ofContinue reading “News Bits”
By Christine Volker We are starting to plan for our annual meeting and celebration toward the end of May. We will keep you posted on the date. We invite members and non-members alike.
Friends of the Richmond Public Library (510) 620-6555 or via email at FriendsRPLCA@yahoo.com We are seeking additional board members with accounting and publicity backgrounds. Email us at the above address. We are also looking for book sorters, website designers and publicity talent. Homework Help: Christina Nypaver at the Library (510) 620-5495 Looking for Tutors LEAPContinue reading “VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES”
By Christine Volker Fall has been a busy season for the Friends. Here’s a brief report. October 6 – Branch Reopening A number of us celebrated the reopening of the West Side Library Branch and Community Center in Point Richmond. The Richmond Recreation Department furnished cupcakes. Lively music, inspiring many to dance, was played byContinue reading “Recent Happenings”
By Christine Volker Our annual meeting back in May was a success! Attendees were treated to behind the scenes tours of the library, along with a visit to the history room where materials on our city are housed. We thank all of our guests. We were pleased that one Richmond City Council Member, Vinay Pimple,Continue reading “Happenings and Plans”
By Christine Volker We want to share an interesting aspect of the role and impact of libraries in the community. This plays out against a backdrop of income inequality. How do libraries aid in job searches and in access to information? Below are three points, quoted from the American Library Association website: According to theContinue reading “News Bits”