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Fizz…Boom… Read! The RFL Summer Reading Program Begins on June 18!


Newport Nuggets… Newport’s 150th Celebration Invitation, August 1911


Newport Nuggets… No Fishing on the Common!


Richards Library Celebrates 125 Years!


Good Bye Miss Meg

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Introducing the Awesome Box!

Returning something to the library that you thought was just AWESOME!? Don’t put it in the regular book drop– stick it in the awesome box by the front computer.  Anything can be added to the awesome box– books, movies or audio!  Check out what is awesome at our library at:

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Enter the Birthday Cake Decorating Contest!


Richards Library Celebrates 125 years!

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Newport Nuggets … the 1935 Flood

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Portrait of Elizabeth A. Richards Donated to Library

This portrait of Elizabeth A. (Lizzie) Richards was recently donated to the Richards Free Library by her niece Margaret Richards Chapman. It hangs in the second floor hallway along with portraits of Lizzie’s father Dexter Richards and her brother Seth Mason Richards. When Lizzie died at the age of twenty her father donated a new organ to Newport’s South Congregational Church in her memory. Part of that organ remains as the case for the present organ, with the original memorial plaque still attached. LizzieRIchards