Next Chapter Virtual Book Club Meeting Link

Good Afternoon Patrons and Friends!

Below is the link to our Virtual Book Club- The Next Chapter. The book club will be meeting on Monday, November 30th @ 4 PM. If you would like to join and see what’s it all about or you are a new member and did not receive the link, go ahead and click on it and have a blast!!

Michael Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Next Chapter Virtual Book Club
Time: Nov 30, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Library Extending/Adding Services

The Richards Library will be extending its services starting on Monday, November 16th, 2020.  Please read the following CAREFULLY and COMPLETELY.

Please ensure that you make any and all appointments by calling the library at 518-623-3011.  Walk-ins only apply to those patrons that are getting copies and/or sending faxes.  All patrons MUST have a face covering when in the library.  Gloves are optional.

Walk-ins for copying and faxing will be accepted Monday through Friday; M-W-F copying and faxing will be from 10 AM-5:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, copying and faxing will be from 10 AM-3:30 PM.  When paying for copies or faxes, please NO big bills.

Book pick-up days are still M-W-F, from 10:20 AM-5:30 PM, by appointment only.

Computer usage days are still Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM-4 PM, by appointment only.  Patrons can reserve a computer for 1 hour/person/day on those days.  Please arrive at least 5 minutes early so the staff may take your temperature and ask a few health-related questions.

Browsing will now be allowed on M-W-F, from 10:20 AM-5:30 PM, by appointment only.  The maximum amount of people that will be allowed into the library to browse will be 3 and the browsing time is limited to 15 minutesPlease arrive at least 5 minutes early so the staff may take your temperature and ask a few health-related questions.

IF, at a later date, NY State, by an Executive Order of Governor Cuomo, decides that the current health crisis has reached a level that it is necessary to suspend operations of non-essential businesses and services, which may include libraries, the Richards Library will suspend operations.  Also, if the current health situation in Warren County should see an increase in the infection rate, the library will suspend browsing until such time that it is safe again to allow patrons in to browse.

If you have any questions, please call the library at 518-623-3011. Please share this on your other social media platforms that connect you with other residents of Warrensburg and Thurman. Thank you!!

Tech-Talk is Here!!

Good Afternoon Patrons and Friends!, The library has purchased a license for a NEW database that we know will improve our patrons’ computer savvy. It is called Tech-Talk and you can get to it by coming here to our web page and on the sidebar, located to the right is an automatic link to Tech-Talk (it looks like the picture above). Tech-Talk is a web page database that has tutorials on just about all things related to computers and how to use the various programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc. The videos are easy to understand and follow along. It provides tools for you to do things, like clean up the backgrounds of pictures or even make your own newsletter. The information provided is free for us to use, but please be aware, that some of the products provided may have a minimum cost to use, BUT, there are still plenty of FREE tools for you to use. Tech-Talk is for all ages (if you know the basics of computers, like turning one on!). Also, there are tutorials to show you how to use Tech-Talk…how simple is that??? On the Tech-Talk page you can sign up for a FREE newsletter that will be delivered to your e-mail address weekly with new information for you to try! The best way to learn is come here to our web page, click on the Tech-Talk picture and explore. Also, Tech-Talk can be accessed from any computer by going to: and click on the Member Login and enter: richards for the user name and password. Go explore and learn new ways for you to make your computer knowledge grow every week!

The 2020 Census; It’s Important

Hello to all of our Patrons and Friends!
We hope that all of you are safe and healthy during this health crisis we find ourselves in. We will get through this together and hopefully we will be back to serving your library needs when it is safe and practical. We miss you! Another reason for this post is to remind you all that the 2020 U.S. Census is still going on and to also remind you it is very important that you complete your census on-line, it is mandated by the Constitution, it is important because an accurate count decides how over $800 billion dollars is distributed across the country and reaches us here in the North Country. PLEASE spread the word to all your friends and neighbors to complete this vital task. Below are the most current statistics as it relates to Warren County and the related towns.
Warren County: 39.5%
Bolton: 12.2%
Hague: 13.3%
Horicon: 14.9%
Johnsburg: 18.8%
Chester: 22.2%
Stony Creek: 24.6%
Lake George: 27.6%
Thurman: 30.9%
Lake Luzerne: 31.7%
Warrensburg: 36.9%
Glens Falls: 51.8%
Queensbury: 54.3%

Please get the word out – we will need federal funds in the upcoming years.

Click on the link below to go to the 2020 Census on-line:

Richards Library Fundraiser: “That’s My Brick Legacy Project”

The Richards Library is commencing its “That’s My Brick Legacy Project” fundraising program.  The library is partnering with “That’s My Brick”, a company that produces decorative/ commemorative 4″ x 8″ bricks, to create a Legacy Platform/Walkway around the flagpole that stands in front of the Richards Library.  Any person who wishes to purchase one of these bricks can have them inscribed with a person’s name, a family name, in memoriam of a loved one or even a favorite family pet.  They can also have a graphic included as part of the inscription.  The bricks cost $50 apiece, graphic included or not, and would make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or graduations.  Additionally, if a business or organization would like to have a specific logo inscribed on the brick, the company will need a photo-ready, black and white copy of the logo, and they will need to fill out a disclaimer located on the on-line order form.  There is an added $15 cost for this service.  Go to the library’s web page,, then go to the Public Resources tab, and proceed to the bottom of the page.  There you will find a link to the on-line order form and a link to all the FREE graphics that you can have put on the bricks.  You may also go to: and order there.  If you do not wish to order on-line, the library has paper forms you may use to order.  As soon as there are 50 orders for these bricks, they will be forwarded to That’s My Brick to fulfill.  There is no deadline as this will be an on-going fundraiser for the library.  If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call the library at 518-623-3011.

Combined Committee Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Richards Library will be holding a combined committee meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 @ 10:30 AM. The public is invited to attend remotely by clicking on the link below. Thank you!

Richards Library Combined Committee Meeting
Tue, Nov 17, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)

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