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Friends of RFL

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Annual Book Sale The Friends of Richmond Free Library will hold this year’s book sale on Friday, December 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9 am - 3 pm.   The bag sale will start at 2 pm on Saturday - all you can fit in a bag for one set price.  Book Sale: Friday, December 1,  5:30 - 8:30 pm and Saturday, December 2, 9 am - 3 pm.

Accepting Donations   In anticipation of the Friends sale, the library will accept donations from September 15 through November 17 (the Friday before Thanksgiving).   Please bring one box at a time to the circulation desk on the first floor for staff members to review. Materials must be in good and clean condition. We accept hardcovers with intact book jackets, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. We do NOT accept magazines, textbooks, condensed books, VHS or Cassette tapes, software discs, encyclopedias or dictionaries or out-of-date non-fiction items. We will return to you items we can’t use.  

The Friends of Richmond Free Library are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to:

  • Encourage community support of the library and staff;
  • Raise money to underwrite special purchases for the library as well as the summer reading program and its workshops, art classes, and special programs.

The Friends of RFL meet twice a year and always welcome new members! Volunteers are welcome and needed. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Help with the annual book sale .
  • Staff an informational table at the library at the annual Richmond Holiday Market with books and library paraphernalia for sale.
  • Help sort and box donated books year round..

Below are guidelines for donated materials: Donations are accepted until November 17, 2023.

ACCEPT (in good condition):

  • Hardcover with dustjackets
  • Softcover books
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Audio books on CD


  • Magazines
  • Reference or travel books over five years old
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Condensed books (Reader’s Digest)
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Computer software
  • Textbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
  • Sheet music
  • Maps

OR:  Any dirty or damaged materials, e.g. spotted pages or edges, torn dustjackets, loose bindings, yellow or brittle pages, marked-up books

Goodwill does accept books.

We are open to new ideas to support our dynamic community resource and welcome ideas for other fundraising events.

Please consider making a monetary donation. Financial donations underwrite the summer reading program, which includes arts and crafts sessions, and special programs and performers. The Friends have also purchased items that are beyond the library’s normal operating budget, such as a DVD/CD repair machine and laptop.

Donate online

Send tax-deductible donations to:
Friends of RFL
c/o Richmond Free Library
P.O. Box 997
Richmond, VT 05477

President: Mary Keller-Butler (; 434-3619)
Vice President: Gwen Landis
Secretary: Gretchen Paulsen
Treasurer: Martha Laing

Thank you for your support!