Upcoming Events

We’re pleased to announce our Select Book Sale and Annual Meeting. They’ll take place on Saturday, May 21 at the Main Library’s Whittlesey Community Room and veranda at 325 Civic Center, Richmond, 94804. From 12 noon to 4 PM we will be offering books at discounted prices, along with a selection of special books. BuyContinue reading “Upcoming Events”

The Changing Mission of Libraries

By Christine Volker In April, the Pew Research Center came out with an interesting study on “Libraries and Learning.” Their national survey of library users and community members showed the following highlights: 71% of those surveyed agreed that libraries serve the learning and educational needs of their communities well/pretty well. The percentage was even moreContinue reading “The Changing Mission of Libraries”

Future Newsletter Features

Tired of getting squeezed into small seats on an airplane? Become an Armchair Traveler from the comfort of your own couch. We’ll be featuring a column on libraries around the world for your fascination. Almost as fascinating will be our survey results of members, underway and to be published in our Summer newsletter

Interview with Richmond Teenager Justin Rodriguez

by Angela Cox Teen Librarian, Angela Cox, interviewed Justin Rodriguez, a Richmond teenager and member of the Richmond Youth Council. Here’s a summary of his comments: Justin noted that many young people perform research for school remotely. He feels that personal contact with library staff is important because through that dialog, students can be introducedContinue reading “Interview with Richmond Teenager Justin Rodriguez”