The Richards Free Library strives to assist people in their search for reliable information, self-education, greater understanding, and intellectual enjoyment by providing a spectrum of materials, services and programs. The library also provides space for the gathering of people and ideas to enrich themselves and the community.

We’re Hiring! Local History Librarian Position

Do you love local history? Are you interested in helping people with research questions? Are you organized and ready to ...
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We’re Hiring! Library Page Position

Are you a high school student looking for a great first job? Fill out the application below and either bring ...
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Bookish Bakes

The Book Festival is fast approaching, August the 27th. We will have the Book Sale tent, Children's tent, Friends of ...
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Sarah Hale on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Northwood By Sarah Hale, 1827 In her 1827 novel Northwood, Sarah Hale explains that the first Thanksgiving was ...
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Sarah Josepha Hale 1788-1879

Gentle Crusader: New Hampshire’s Sarah Josepha Hale by Judith Freeman Clark Throughout the 19th century, most Americans viewed proponents of ...
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Children’s Programs for June

This June we are incredibly excited to welcome Molly Dipadova to the youth services staff as our Teen Librarian! You probably already ...
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A May Message From the Archivist

When you think of an archive, what comes to mind? Do you usually picture a physical place with old ...
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Children’s Programs for May


May Story Times Family Story Times will continue each Wednesday at 11:00 am, usually featuring 3 picture books and ...
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