Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library

Need FREE RESOURCES for Teaching and Learning at Home                   

The Education Service Center 16 has FREE resources for parents and teachers. The site has printable handouts, lesson ideas, virtual tours, online math and reading exercises, and easy-to-do science activities. Just click on the link for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies materials for all grade levels.

Teaching and Learning at Home:

Victor “Skip” Forsyth

Education Specialist

Region 16 ESC

April 1st is Census Day!

Census flyer


Dear Patrons,                                                                                                         The library is open for curbside services such as checking out materials and printing copies.  Please call us at (361)758-2350 for details. We are committed to our community’s safety; therefore, all other extra activities will be postponed until further notice. You can access our open-access Wi-Fi outside of the library at any time, we have enhanced our Wi-Fi system for better access. Thank you for your patience and most of all stay safe during this time of uncertainty.  Please continue to follow us on our social media pages for updates.

Mr. Kippy’s Story Time

Due to COVID-19, Mr. Kippy will still be posting story time videos online. Please follow the link below for Mr. Kippy’s Story Time.

Vision Statement

Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Mission Statement

In striving for public service excellence, the Ed and Hazel Richmond Public Library is a welcoming community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services provide for the needs of our diverse community.

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What’s New in the Library? 

Overdrive  News

On March 3hold redelivery went live in Libby and the OverDrive app. Hold redelivery replaces auto-checkout and gives users more options for their holds. Users can now select “deliver later” on an available hold if they’re not ready to read it but want to stay on the wait list. Users can still suspend a hold before a title is ready to borrow as well.

This means users can now manage their holds both before and after they become available. By enabling users to pass books they aren’t ready to read on to the next person in line, hold redelivery helps your library connect more readers to the right book at the right time.

How does hold redelivery work?

After receiving notification that a hold is available, users can:

1) Borrow the title within 3 days.

2) Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy.

3) Cancel the hold.

If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled

Check out our newest titles!

New Titles in the Library

Adult Fiction

The Falcon Always Wings Twice - Donna Andrews

The Man from the Train - Bill James

The Fall of Shannara - Terry Brooks

No Offense - Meg Cabot

The Invention of Sound- Chuck Palahniuk

Chance of a Lifetime - Jude Deveraux

A Wild Winter Swan- Gregory Maguire

Junior Fiction

Act - Kayla Miller

Ali Cross - James Patterson

Frank Einstein - Jon Scieszka

Featured Author of the Month

This month we will not feature a specific author.  Due to Covid-19, our book company is working at 50%, therefore, filling and delivering book orders has slowed down considerably.  Please continue to visit the library, we are committed to our patrons and will continue to order books and display them as they are delivered.  Thank you for your patience.