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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.

Events

Monday, Sept. 16

Time for Tales with Special Guest, Mulligan, the Therapy Dog, 1 – 6 years, 10 a.m.

Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft, and a special visit with Mulligan, a golden retriever therapy dog. No registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Time for Tales, 1-6 years, 10 a.m.

Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Have fun, make new friends and visit with old friends. No registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Time for Tales, 1-6 years, 10 a.m.

Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Have fun, make new friends and visit with old friends. No registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Time for Tales, 1-6 years, 10 a.m.

Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Have fun, make new friends and visit with old friends. No registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information.

Wood and Watercolor Craft, 6:30 p.m.

Want to try calligraphy? Marjorie and Janet will help you learn a few letters to create a Word & Watercolor painting. Call the library or email illna@sailsinc.org to reserve a spot.

Monday, Sept. 23

Time for Tales, 1-6 years, 10 a.m. 

Come to the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Have fun, make new friends and visit with old friends. No registration is required. Contact the Children’s Department at 508-699-0122 for more information.

Book Discussion: “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf, 6 p.m. 

In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl — her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house — is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they’ve ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together. Copies are available at the Reference Desk.  

Book sale this fall 

The Friends of RML Book Sale will be held at the Allen Avenue School, 290 Allen Ave., 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. For more information, contact the library at  508-699-0122.

  • 3,500 books; 90 percent donated; 60 percent hardcover; sorted; not ‘picked over,’ no buyer restrictions. Paperbacks are 50 cents children’s are 25 cent and up. DVDs/CDs, puzzles, audio books, are mostly $1.
  • There will be a bake sale, and raffles include artwork, baskets, handmade items, gift certificates, gift cards, and a 50/50 raffle.
  • All proceeds help support programs sponsored by the Friends of Richards Memorial Library

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

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 rmlonline.org/hoopla-digital-library for full details about loans.