by Christine Volker In May we reached out to members, exploring potential activities and their suggestions. Thank you to all of our respondents! Here’s the scoop: The response rate was an incredible 40%. This demonstrates that our members are engaged and care about our organization and its mission. They support book sales, which are aContinue reading “Member Surveys”
The New York Times recently reported on libraries becoming more relevant than ever as they serve the community in more ways. Check out the article here.
Children’s Art is on the walls of the West Side Branch. The geometry is cool. Check out the talented works in person- we can’t do them justice here. Thanks again, to Camille Zulpo and her students.
By Christine Volker We hope that you are enjoying these long days. So far, the Friends of the Richmond Public Library are sponsoring eleven programs during the summer. While most are intended for kids, even adults can attend and participate. Take, for example, the Nor Cal Bats program, which I attended at the West SideContinue reading “Summer Activities”
By Christine Volker Thanks to everyone who purchased books at our May 21 book sale! We offered great books at low prices. They included best sellers, as well as art and cocktail table books. We enjoyed a steady stream of patrons and intend to repeat the sale to increased success next year. Below are visualContinue reading “May Happenings”
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”
By Christine Volker Spring is the season of new beginnings. It’s an apt time to present the Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP), which helps adults to achieve literacy and education goals. Sherry Drobner, director, explains the many facets of LEAP in this interview. Let’s start What is LEAP and whom does it serve?Continue reading “Leaping Ahead: Richmond and Adult Literacy”
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”
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
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!