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.

Upcoming Knitting at the Library

Knitting Group The RFL has a thriving Knitting Group that meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6-8PM ...
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Books Groups, Old and New!

Consider joining one of our book groups for a chance to chat about books, connect with friends, and try something ...
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Book Sale 2022 Debrief

Festival 2022 was a huge success!!! It’s been a few years since the big tent went up, and we picked ...
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Richards Free Library Book Sale

Making their return this year are the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale and the annual Friends of the ...
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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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