Library

Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library


Vision Statement

Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Mission Statement

In striving for public service excellence, the Ed and Hazel Richmond Public Library is a welcoming community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services provide for the needs of our diverse community.

Mr. Kippy’s Story Time

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Library Circulation Website

What’s New in the Library? 

Overdrive accounts available to the public. Call the library to set your account 361-758-2350.

FYI: The Overdrive app is no longer available. Libby is the new application for Overdrive. App can be found on the app store. Attached is a slideshow that will help you get started with Libby. 

How to log into Libby


GED/HSE Class

GED/HSE classes have returned to the library every Tuesday/Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ESL Classes are also being offered every Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. starting in January. Anyone that is interested will need to come by the library and pick up a registration form before attending the class.  The registration form will be sent to San Patricio Adult Literacy Council for processing. The SPALC is the organization sponsoring the class.

Check out our newest titles!

New Titles in the Library

Adult Fiction

The Busy Body – Kemper Donovan

Alice B. Toklas is Missing – Robert Archambeau

Death of a Spy – M.C. Beaton

Hide – Tracy Clark

Lone Wolf: An Orphan X Novel – Gregg Hurwitz

The Summer Book Club – Susan Mallery

Young Adult/Junior Fiction

Pets Rule!  The Rise of the Goldfish – Susan Tan

Eyewitness Insect - Laurence Mound

Featured Author of the Week


This month we are featuring a new author in our library, Kemper Donovan. Donovan has written two novels; The Decent Proposal was his first book written in 2016. His second book, The Busy Body, was finished and published in 2024. Donovan attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School where he graduated with a law degree. He lives in Southern California where he is the host of the podcast All About Agatha, dedicated to all things Agatha Christie. He is a full-time writer who is currently working on a mystery series inspired by his work on the Agatha Christie podcast. The Busy Body is the first book in this series. In this mystery thriller, former Senator Dorothy Gibson, and her ghostwriter team up to find the killer of a neighbor who dies under suspicious circumstances. 

Kemper Donovan