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The Richards Memorial Library is a department of the Town of North Attleborough and is governed by an elected board of trustees. The library is located at 118 North Washington St. For more information, visit or call 508-699-0122.

Backpack collection this month

The Richards Memorial Library, as part of its 125th anniversary year-long celebration, will be collecting new school backpacks in support of State Rep. Betty Poirier’s annual Supply Sack Drive. The backpacks will be added to Poirier’s collection, which is done on behalf of foster children throughout the state. 

The Supply Sack program is designed to “assist our very vulnerable children entering the Foster Care/DCF Program,” according to Poirier. “Many of these children enter this program without anything – just the clothes on their backs; therefore, it is my hope to be able to give these children/young adults something as they newly enter the program – something that they can say is theirs.”
Please bring new backpacks (all sizes and designs welcome) to the Circulation Desk at the library. The backpacks will then be given to Poirier’s program to be filled with school supplies and personal care items. The library drive will end Aug. 31. 

Library offers Hoopla, other digital borrowing services

Hoopla offers eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and television episodes to watch on computers, tablets, or smart devices (using the hoopla library app.) Users are limited to five loans a month, but there is no waiting for a copy to become available. 

While not everything is available through hoopla, combining this with OverDrive and RBLdigital provides a lot of choices. Go to for full details about loans. 

Book sale this fall 

The Friends of RML Book Sale will be held at the Allen Avenue School, 290 Allen Ave., on Sept. 26-28. Thursday evening is for Friends of the Library,  6-8 p.m. To become a Friend of the Library, membership forms are always available at the library or on Thursday at the sale. Membership fees are $25 for a family, $20 for an individual. 

Friday’s hours are 2-8 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up/take down for the Book Sale, please contact the library and leave your name. Information on the times volunteers are needed will be provided. For more information, contact the library at  508-699-0122.

  • 3,500 books; 90 percent donated; 60 percent hardcover; sorted; not ‘picked over,’ no buyer restrictions. Paperbacks are 50 cents children’s are 25 cent and up. DVDs/CDs, puzzles, audio books, are mostly $1.
  • There will be a bake sale, and raffles include artwork, baskets, handmade items, gift certificates, gift cards, and a 50/50 raffle.
  • All proceeds help support programs sponsored by the Friends of Richards Memorial Library

The library is collecting:

  • Books—fiction, nonfiction, adult, children, and teens. Clean: not ripped, moldy or writing/highlighting
  • CDs with covers and cases
  • DVDs with covers and cases

Not accepting:

  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Library discards
  • Videocassettes
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