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.

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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What are We Playing At?

We're creating a new gaming collection for Richards Free Library. This collection will include board games, card games, video games, ...
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Apollo is Live!

Welcome to our new online catalog! If you have our old Koha catalog bookmarked, please delete that link. The new ...
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National Library Week April 3rd-9th

Come to the library during National Library Week to enjoy all of the fun things we're offering this Spring: ...
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