Posts Tagged ‘richmond public library’

Historic buildings of Richmond forgotten but not gone

Standing at the intersection of Harbour Way and Nevin Avenue sits the famed New Hotel Carquinez. Most of the people passing through the ornate entryway these days are senior residents of the subsidized apartments inside. There is no fancy restaurant, no bellhops, no grand chandeliers.

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A library on wheels

Richmond’s bookmobile serves schoolchildren four days per week, but its size hinders it from serving the entire community. The Richmond Public Library Foundation is nearing its $100,000 goal to purchase a book van to supplement the bookmobile and serve other parts of the community.

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Richmond program encourages a summer with books

Nine months of school, homework and studying are soon to be over, and Richmond’s young citizens can’t wait to start their holiday. But the summer break also brings some problems. One of them is so called “summer learning loss” — the loss of certain knowledge and academic skills during the summer school vacation months.

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