This Week at the Richmond Memorial Library                                         February 26, 2024

Munsons Sweet Treats Fundraiser
Last week to place your order!

We're partnering with Munson's Chocolates again for a Spring Sweet Treats Fundraiser! All orders must be placed online using this form: by Wednesday, February 28. Your order should be available for pick up at the library on or after Friday, March 15 (staff will notify you of its arrival). Orders must be picked up by Thursday, March 28. Payment is due at the time of pick up.

Please note that there seems to be a mandatory field asking for your student's name. You should write Richmond Memorial Library in this spot. However, if you have already filled the form out using your name or your child's name in this spot, that's totally fine! We could not eliminate this field from the form.

Proceeds from this fundraiser are going toward the purchase of Tonie Boxes and Tonie figurines, which will soon be available for check out from the library.


Aromatherapy Program
Thank you to everyone who attended our Come to Your Senses: Aromatherapy 101 program. Our meeting room was packed! Participants made aromatherapy pillows, foot salt soaks, and scented soap while learning a little about the history of essential oils.



Mark Twain House Museum Pass
Did you know that we've had a museum pass to the Mark Twain House in Hartford for a few years now? This museum pass allows library patrons to purchase 2 adult tickets for the price of 1 adult ticket OR to purchase 1 adult and 2 children's tickets for the price of 1 adult ticket for the Mark Twain House General House Tour. AND NOW, new this year: The museum pass also allows the purchaser to buy up to 3 Living History (Specialty House) Tour tickets at a discounted rate. Evening specialty tours are excluded. Museum pass holders must choose one discount or the other. To find out more about our Mark Twain House Museum Pass, click on the Info tab on our website and choose Museum Passes. This will take you to MuseumKey, a program that allows you to reserve your museum pass and (most of the time, when the museum allows) print the pass at home.



Need some help finding a new job? Use your library card to get free virtual help from a real live job coach. Our online resource also has resume templates, a resume lab where you submit your resume for professional review, interview tips, career assessments, and more. Check out our JobNow database by visiting our website, clicking on the Online Resources tab, and selecting JobNow.


Discover a Brand New Debut Author
Use our Encore catalog to put one of these books on hold today or ask our staff to put a hold on your account.


New Library Mascot ... We've Almost Found A Name!
Our staff have chosen their three favorite mascot names:
          Louisa May Owl-Cott
          Amelia Owl-Delia

Now it's your turn to help us choose the best name for our Snowy Owl!

Stop by the library from now through Saturday, March 9 to vote (or send us an email to!


Beyond #BookTok Evening Book Club
The library has a new evening book club for the winter months! On the fourth Wednesday of the month, from January to April, at 6:30 pm, the library will explore book titles that share similar themes to ones that have gained popularity on BookTok.

February 28: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo charmed with its glimpse into early 20th century Hollywood society and glamour. Scandal, sexuality, and the price of fame kept readers intrigued. We can't help but draw parallels to Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls, which dazzles with early 20th century Broadway society and glamour and as well as scandal, sexuality and the price of fame.

Copies of the next month's book selection will be available at the circulation desk. Registration is not required. Held in the upstairs meeting room.***


Books for Babies
The Richmond Memorial Library has launched a new Books for Babies initiative to promote early literacy and learning while introducing library services to families in town. Marlborough families with children ages birth up to twelve months of age are invited to stop into the library to pick up a Books for Babies Box and register for your baby's first library card. Each Books for Babies Box includes two board books, a set of My First Touch and Feel Picture Flash Cards, early literacy and learning pamphlets and bookmarks, information about library programs for babies and toddlers, and supplies to get your child enrolled in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in addition to your child's first library card. Advance registration is required and can be done by filling out the following form: This Books for Baby initiative has been funded by a Constellation Community Champions Grant.

Partnership with Neighborhood Forest Will Bring Free Trees to Children This Earth Day
We are partnering with the nonprofit organization Neighborhood Forest to help green our community and inspire youth environmentalism by providing a completely free tree to children in Grades Pre-K through 12 for Earth Day! 🌲

In order to participate, parents or caregivers must register their child (or children) by March 15 in order to receive their free tree by filling out this short form:

We will contact you to pick up your tree at the library when it arrives (during the week of April 22)! Trees will be native to our region, although the specific kind will not be shared with us until late March or early April.


Picture Books for Bedtime


February StoryWalk
Perfect for the Valentine's Day holiday, our StoryWalk features the book Love Grows Everywhere by Barry Timms and Tisha Lee for the month of February. Stop by with the family and help your children explore concepts of love, charity, and kindness while they read along with the rhyming text of this beautifully illustrated book. 


Take Home Topics
Kids, learn something new every week! Pick up a learning bundle at the library and dive into a different topic every week. Bundles will include informational sheets, related activity pages, and a hands-on craft or project. Best suited for ages 4-10. Available while supplies last.

Upcoming topics include:

Feburary 12: Love
February 20: Founding Fathers
February 26: All About Baking
March 4: Women who Made History
March 11: Basketball


Babytime Series
Our popular Babytime has returned as of last Friday, January 5. There are two sessions, one held on Fridays at 10 am and the second held on Fridays at 11 am. Our winter series will run through April 5 (although there is no class on March 29 because the library is closed in observance of Good Friday). Registration is now open and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210. Space is limited and the program fills up fast. Held in the upstairs meeting room.***


Storytime for Twos
Ms. Nancy's Storytime for Twos returns next week and will be held on Tuesdays at 10 am! Parents and caregivers must attend storytime with their children. Session One: January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20, and 27. Session Two: March 12, 19, and 26, and April 2, (no class April 9), 16, and 23. Registration is now open and can be done online, by emailing, or calling 860-295-6210.

*This programming series is now FULL. Please let us know if you can no longer attend so we can give your spot to someone else. Thank you!*


Winter Storytime with Ms. Nancy
Ms. Nancy's Winter Storytime is best suited for children ages 3-5 years old and will be held in the Storytime Room on Thursdays at 10 am. Session One: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Session Two: March 14, 21, and 28, and April 4, (no class April 11), 18, and 25. Please be advised that parents or caregivers must remain inside the library. Registration is now open and can be done online, by emailing, or calling 860-295-6210.

*This programming series is now FULL. Please let us know if you can no longer attend so we can give your spot to someone else. Thank you!*


Read to the Dogs
Young readers are invited to come in and read to a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. Reading to a dog is a great low-pressure way to encourage beginning readers. Register for a 15-minute time slot to secure your child's spot. Limit 2 children per time window (one per dog). Our next Read to the Dogs programs are scheduled for Monday, March 11, from 6-7 pm and Monday, February 12 from 6-7 pm.


Kids Crafting Club
Creative kids come together to learn new techniques and project ideas. Bring your imaginations! Recommended for ages 4 and up. The library's Kids Crafting Club meets every other Tuesday at 4 pm. The next few meeting dates include: January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20, March 5 and 19, and April 2. Registration is recommended and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210.


Lego Club
Do you like building with Legos? Join us every other Tuesday at 4 pm for for creative and STEM-based challenges involving Legos! Recommended for ages 4 and up. Registration is required. The next few meetings include: February 13 and 27, and March 12 and 26. Meets in our upstairs Meeting Room.***


Cultures of the World
Children, see the world (or at least part of it) in this interactive storytime. Explore 5 different cultures through stories, hands-on projects, and interactive activities. Held on Thursdays in February at 4 pm. Best suited for children ages 4 and up. Held in the upstairs meeting room.*** Registration is required and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210.


Life Cycles of the Natural World
Spring is right around the corner and we're getting ready! Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us on Thursday afternoons in March at 4 pm to investigate the life cycles of plants, insects, and animals through stories, hands-on projects, and interactive activities. Registration is required and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210.


Family Fun Night: Game Night
Gather the family together for a game night on Thursday, February 29, at 6:30 pm. We'll have a variety of games on hand, suitable for everyone from preschoolers to teens to adults. Fun for the whole family! Registration is not required.


Read Across America Day
Join us this upcoming Saturday, March 2, as we celebrate Read Across America Day!


Tween and Teen Crafters Club
Back by popular demand! Calling all creative teens and teens: Join us every Monday to hang out with friends and make something awesome. Bring a project you're working on or tackle one (or more) of the projects we have available that day. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration is not required. This program will be held in our upstairs meeting room.***


Tween and Teen Crafters Club
Upcoming Adult Programs...
The Richmond Memorial Library building is now open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 AM to 8 PM, Fridays 10 AM to 6 PM, and Fall/Winter Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Curbside pickup services are also available during these times.

Thursday, March 21,
at 6:30 pm: A Celtic Celebration with Wendy Kerner:
The harp is the national symbol of Ireland and a beloved part of Celtic culture. This program will blend history and storytelling through a beautiful musical performance. Registration is required and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210. Please note that, do to the library's limited limited programming space, this program will be held at the Marlborough Senior Center.


***Accessibility at RML: The library does not have an elevator. If you need full accommodation, please contact Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or prior to the event (one week preferred) so we can find an alternate space. The meeting room is located on the second floor.

Please call the library at 860-295-6210 or email us at

Richmond Memorial Library, 15 School Drive, Marlborough,CT 06447 860-295-6210