Starting 12/27/2021, the Richards Library will be open: 

Monday through Friday 10:00a – 6:00p 

Saturday 9:00a – 12:00p 

This is not a permanent change, but one that feels necessary for the time being.  We are only reducing 6:00 – 7:00p on Tuesday and Thursday, with the intention of bringing evening hours back as health status improves and library attendance increases.  Thank you for your patience and understanding! 

Painting by Kristine Greenizen

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: https://www.si.edu/vaccinesandus/tools-and-resources

“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: https://www.si.edu/vaccinesandus?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=REALM+New+outputs+11-18-21&utm_campaign=&utm_term=REALM%20Project%20Email%20Updates

Masking for All Patrons and Visitors to Take Effect on Wednesday, August 4th.

As of today, 3 August 2021, Warren County is now among 23 New York counties where COVID spread is considered “substantial” per U.S. CDC estimates. Warren County Health Services continues to recommend the wearing of masks or face coverings in crowded public places where you do not know the vaccination status of all who are around you. With this in mind, we are asking all patrons and visitors to where face masks while in the Library. This will take effect on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. If we all pull together, we can get past this current spike of the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 Virus. Let’s all protect each other and 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: www.Tech-Talk.com 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!

UPDATED 2021 Holiday Hours:

Friday December 24th closed 

Saturday December 25th closed 

Friday December 31st closing at 1:00p 

Saturday January 1st closed 

Thank you, patrons and friends! Have happy, safe holidays! 

Leaving Our Fingerprints

Documenting Covid-19 survey


Access to Ancestry.com @ the Library!