This Week at the Richmond Memorial Library                                         February 5, 2024

Munsons Sweet Treats Fundraiser
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.


Adult Take and Make
Celebrate Lunar New Year with these festive paper fans! Each kit contains enough supplies to make three fans. Available while supplies last.  



Notice from The Town of Marlborough
Do you have one minute a month to help make Marlborough better? The Town of Marlborough needs your help to better understand its residents' preferences about a variety of issues and questions. The Town of Marlborough has contracted with Flash Vote to help administer a series of community surveys. Surveys will be brief and take about one minute of your time! Please use the following link to register:


New Library Mascot
Stay tuned ... we'll be announcing our final three favorites to be voted on soon!


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.

Looking For Winter-Themed Children's Books? Check These Out!


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:

January 29: Libraries
February 5: Black Men and Women Who Made History
Feburary 12: Love
February 20: Founding Fathers
February 26: All About Baking


Children's Birthday Box


Children's Take and Make Kit
Children (ages 4 and up) can celebrate the Lunar New Year by picking up this month's Take and Make Kit, which includes all the supplies needed to create a cupcake liner dragon. Available while supplies last.


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, February 12, 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: January 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, and March 12 and 26. Meets in our upstairs Meeting Room.***


Coding Club
Whether you're looking to animate a story, make a game, or change the world, join us for casual coding with friends on Wednesdays at 4 pm from January 10 through April 3. Learn a new coding language or work on projects using one you already know. We will have several devices to use, but we encourage you to bring your own code if you prefer. Ages 8 and up. Registration is recommended but not required.***


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.


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.***


Dungeons and Dragons
Whether you're new to the game or a seasoned player, join us for a campaign on Friday afternoons at 4 pm from January 12-26. Learn the rules of the game and how to create a character. All supplies provided. For tweens and teens ages 10-16. Registration is required. Held in the upstairs meeting room.***


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.

Wednesday, February 21, from 6:30-8 pm: Come to Your Senses: Aromatherapy 101:  Discover the history and health benefits of essential oils and healing botanicals. Patrons will craft fabric aromatherapy pillows, create a healing foot salt soak, and can have the option to create deconstructed soaps, all using dried botancials and essential oils. Relaxing music and herbal teas will add to the relaxation component of the evening. There is a maximum of 15 participants. Registration is required and can be done online or by calling 860-295-6210. Held in the upstairs meeting room.*PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL AND WAITLIST ONLY.*


***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