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Welcome our new Children’s Librarian!

Welcome to Moriah (“Mo”) Churchill as our new Children’s Librarian!  Originally from Maine, she comes to us from Simmons College with Master’s degrees in Children’s Literature and Library Science. Stop in and say hi!Mo

Richards Free Library 125th Anniversary Celebration Quilt

Richards Free Library Trustees

Make sure your name is part of this historical commemorative to Newport’s Richards Free Library! This signature quilt, highlighting the library’s history and service, will contain the embroidered signatures of all participants and hang in a place of honor at the library. Groups and individuals who wish to participate can obtain an easy to use Quilt Square Packet at the library between April 12 and August 23, 2014. The packet contains quilt square and full directions on how to participate. We ask for a donation of $40.00 for each square, or $5.00 per signature. Your participation will document for all time your support of the library and also insure that the Richards Free Library remains a vibrant part of the Newport community.

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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