Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

From all of us here at the RPL, we wish a very happy holiday season to all of our patrons and their families. And amazingly this year, it seems that Richmond resembles the winter wonderland picture above! Remember, the library system will be closed tomorrow, December 24 and Friday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday.

However, you can still submit reference questions during this time to the Cyberlibrarian and check out our catalog online for books or DVDs you may want to check out before the new year.

This time of year can also be a bit frantic for those looking for last minute gifts for family and friends. If you have friend or family member who loves books, the library, local art or the Richmond community in general perhaps this shameless plug will spur one last minute gift idea for you: Buy them a membership with the Friends of the Richmond Public Library!

Membership brings many benefits, including early admission to the biannual book sale, but the real benefit is contributing to the success of many special programs implemented by the library and orchestrated by the Friends. These programs include, but are not limited to; the Richmond Writers series, the Summer Reading Program and numerous other lectures, special events and community programs. Find more information here.

Looking to spend less and give more this year? The RPL has a stellar current team of volunteers, but we can never turn down a few more helping hands! Inquire at your local branch regarding their needs and see if you have time in your busy schedule to contribute to your community.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday, and hope to see you at your local branch when we reopen on Monday, December 28th.

Photos: Flickr user, the Smithsonian, Flickr user dheur

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