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The Richards Memorial Library is a department of the Town of North Attleborough and is governed by an elected board of trustees. The library is located at 118 North Washington St. For more information, visit www.rmlonline.org or call 508-699-0122.

Backpack collection in August 

The Richards Memorial Library, as part of its 125th anniversary year-long celebration, will be collecting new school backpacks in support of State Rep. Betty Poirier’s annual Supply Sack Drive. The backpacks will be added to Poirier’s collection, which is done on behalf of foster children throughout the state. 

The Supply Sack program is designed to “assist our very vulnerable children entering the Foster Care/DCF Program,” according to Poirier. “Many of these children enter this program without anything – just the clothes on their backs; therefore, it is my hope to be able to give these children/young adults something as they newly enter the program – something that they can say is theirs.”
Please bring new backpacks (all sizes and designs welcome) to the Circulation Desk at the library. The backpacks will then be given to Poirier’s program to be filled with school supplies and personal care items. The library drive will end Aug. 31. 

Library offers Hoopla, other digital borrowing services

Hoopla offers eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and television episodes to watch on computers, tablets, or smart devices (using the hoopla library app.) Users are limited to five loans a month, but there is no waiting for a copy to become available. 

While not everything is available through hoopla, combining this with OverDrive and RBLdigital provides a lot of choices. Go to https://www.rmlonline.org/hoopla-digital-library for full details about loans. 

Book sale this fall 

The Friends of RML Book Sale will be held at the North Attleborough Water Department meeting room, 49 Whiting Street on Sept. 26-28. Thursday evening is for Friends of the Library,  6-8 p.m. To become a Friend of the Library, membership forms are always available at the library or on Thursday at the sale. 

Membership fees are $25 for a family, $20 for an individual. Friday’s hours are 2-8 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up/take down for the Book Sale, please contact the library and leave your name. Information on the times volunteers are needed will be provided. All proceeds help support programs sponsored by the Friends of Richards Memorial Library. For more information, contact Cyd Lefebvre at

clefemom@gmail.com or 508-243-4291.

The library is collecting:

  • Books—fiction, nonfiction, adult, children, and teens. Clean: not ripped, moldy or writing/highlighting
  • CDs with covers and cases
  • DVDs with covers and cases

Not accepting:

  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Library discards
  • Videocassettes

Events 

Monday, August 12

North Needlers

North Needlers is a North Attleborough Knitting and Crocheting group that gathers at the library on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the summer at 7 p.m. Participants share their projects and patterns, talk about lots of different things and plan joint charity projects. Open to needlers from high school up. Contact mholmes@sailsinc.org for more information.

Sea-Themed Crafts

Join Marjorie to make a sea-inspired flameless tea light candle holder and a shell-encrusted picture frame. Registration required for this event, which will be held at 7 p.m. Contact mholmes@sailsinc.org for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Parent and Child Seashell Craft, 7+ years

Kids, bring a parent or grandparent or other special grownup to a great class to make something extra special with seashells. Registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information. This event will be held at 10 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Friendship Bracelets, 12+ years

Register to make a friendship bracelet for you or a friend. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information. This event will be held at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Miss Meg’s Music and Movement, 0 – 3 years

Join Miss Meg for some singing and dancing with new friends and old. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information. This event will be held at 9:45 a.m.

Miss Meg’s Music & Movement. 3-6 years

Join Miss Meg for some singing and dancing with new friends and old. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information. This event will be held at 10:30 a.m.