The library is opening by appointment only

The Richfield Springs Public Library is reopening by appointment only on Friday, July 10th.

  • We will have 15-minute time slots available for appointments to browse the collections, and only six patrons at a time are allowed within the library.
  • Appointments for computer usage must be necessary usage only; 30-minute increments are available. We currently have two computers available but will provide laptops in the near future, to be used in the memorial room.
  • Please contact the library to make an appointment to enter the library and browse through the collections and/or for computer usage.
  • Please wear a mask while in the library, if you do not have a mask, or do not wish to wear one, we can meet you curbside with your book/item choices or printouts you may need.
  • Curbside pickup will be available on Tuesdays from 11 am – 12 pm, and 4 pm – 6 pm, Thursdays from 11 am to 12 pm and 4 pm – 5 pm. Saturdays we will be open from 10 am – 12 pm for curbside pickup only.
  • Please follow the social distancing requirements while in the library, and adhere to the 6-foot distance between yourself and other patrons while in the library.

We would like to see your children reading!

As we continue to get used to this new way of doing things and creating programs for the library, we would like to see your children reading out loud.  

Please see the link for a release form allowing us to post the video(s) of your child reading their favorite book(s).  If you would like to participate in this virtual program, please print, sign and email the form back to us with the video file, to

Thank you for all you have been doing through this interesting time, and all you continue to do as you home school your children, we are all in this together and will pull through it stronger.

Tobacco Free Communities Information

With these challenging times stress can get the best of us and smoking is often a source of relief to many, but as it has been stated smoking can lead to a greater susceptibility towards Covid-19.  

As you may know the library is a tobacco free space, as is the area outside the library.  Please continue to follow these guidelines to protect all community members, as well as yourself.

If you are considering quitting, please reach out to Tobacco Free Communities of Deleware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties.  They can help provide free resources to help you quit.  

Attached is more information on tobacco free community spaces.

2020 Census

If you have received a census notice in the mail and have access to a computer with internet or even a cell phone with data, please complete the census. With the information you provide the government and/or state can provide our areas with the appropriate financial assistance needed for schools, libraries and our village/towns. 2020

Richfield Spring Public Library Closure

The Richfield Springs Public Library will be closed until the Govenor’s Coronavirus Mandate has been lifted. We apologize for the inconvenience, there will be no fees accrued. Books do not have to be returned until the library has reopened. Please do not try to return your books as the library drop box is locked. Thank you for your patience, please continue to follow the social distancing, stay safe and healthy. Hopefully this will end soon.

Education and Reading Resources for Children

Four County Library System wants to share a few resources that have information that you might want to share with your young patrons and their caregivers:

–          Ramapo-Catskill Library System has created a libguide with free digital resources to use during self-isolation:

–          Book creators reading their works online and/or sharing interactive activities:

–          Buffalo & Erie County Library created a page with resources for “Storytime @ Home” –

–          Suffolk Library System has a Google Doc of “Libraries at Home” resources –

Pictures from Parkinson’s

Tim Welch is a local artist who only started painting after his early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Tim discovered an interest and desire to create art from the world that surrounds him.
Tim uses his art to help raise money for research in Parkinson’s Disease.

The library is excited to have Tim join us for a signing of his new book, “Pictures From  Parkinson’s” as well as a display of his artwork.

Saturday, February 29th
Richfield Springs Public Library

Tim’s book sells for $15/copy.