Richmond library takes to online programs, services

Although the libraries in Richmond have closed their doors, their online services and programs have grown in its place.

The Richmond Public Library is offering new programs, resources and services to help keep the community engaged.

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Stephanie Vokey, spokesperson of Richmond Public Library (RPL), said the library is “committed to staying connected” with the community.

“We want to welcome all community members to come see what the library can offer for you, even if you haven’t come to see us for a very long time,” said Vokey.

RPL has introduced new programs such as video story time, English language learning, as well as digital and social media classes on their website.

Electronic books – also known as ebooks – and audiobooks are available for download onto most electronic devices.

Digital copies of books have a loan period of seven, 14 or 21 days and must be returned on its due date.

All programs and services require a Richmond library card to participate while some require additional proof of Richmond residency.

For those who don’t own a RPL card, you can sign up online for an eServices card which allows community members to still be able to access digital services.

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