The Richards Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 9:00AM to 7:00PM.

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program at the Richards Library officially started Monday, but you can join the program at any point this Summer, plus you will receive an activity bag! Stop at the Circulation Desk to register or ask questions. Summer Readers that register online are also eligible for an activity bag.

Thank you!

The Richards Library Board of Trustees thanks everyone that took time to vote for the tax levy increase for The Richards Library in May 2023. We appreciate the support from the community and look forward to continuing our services for Warrensburg and Thurman, NY!


Click here to register at the Warren County website.

Jun 30, 2023

Our partners at Warren County Department of Workforce Development have worked with their counterparts to put together seven free online career workshops for July 2023. Use the links below to log on:

These classes are part of the monthly offerings from the Capital Region Career Centers, a group of local county and city-based Career Centers and partners that includes Warren County Career Center. The consortium coordinates services to address the workforce needs of the Greater Capital Region by providing a variety of career and workforce resources, training opportunities, and more. Members include Capital Region Workforce New York; Columbia-Green Workforce NY; City of Albany Career Center; L.E.A.P; Rensselaer County Career Center; Saratoga County Career Center; Schenectady County Connects; Warren County Career Center; Workforce Solutions System of Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Counties. 


The Richards Library will be open regular hours on Tuesday, June 20 from 9am to 7pm.

Mask requirements in the library

Effective today, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, per current CDC Guidelines, we ask all patrons, visitors, and staff to observe the following while in the library:

  • Low Community Level: Mask optional
  • Medium Community Level: Mask recommended
  • High Community Level: Mask required

(Community levels will be monitored and updated weekly from

  • “People may choose to mask at any time.  People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.”
  • Please be mindful of the comfort level of others when in close quarters.
  • Please continue to wash/disinfect hands, distance as needed, and monitor your health.

Thank you!!

Corona Virus, The Smithsonian & Vaccines and US

Project REALM, which brought us the early information on the Coronavirus and library materials, points libraries to The Smithsonian Institution’s information relating to young people and the virus:

“Vaccines & US: Community Health and Young People To support the recent authorization of vaccines for young people, 5-11 years old, the Vaccines & US project has collected materials specifically about young people and the COVID-19 pandemic in a special section to help: Discuss COVID-19 and vaccination with young children and teens Young people cope with pandemic related anxiety

Navigate COVID-19 information and disinformation and debunk some common myths All of the material can be freely used by library/museum/archival staff and the general public. Vaccines & US is a project led by the Smithsonian Institution that provides science-based information and resource about COVID-19 and addresses vaccine hesitancy.

”Vaccines & US:

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

The Richards Library is continuing its “That’s My Brick Legacy Project” fundraising program.  The library has partnered 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.  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.

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!

Leaving Our Fingerprints

Documenting Covid-19 survey


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