Richland Library – About Us

Vision Statement

Richland Library is your window to the world, through learning, culture, growth and service. Come check us out!

Heritage

The first library in Richland opened in 1886 and was housed in the old Richland Grammar School. In 1929, a group of ladies from the community raised funds to open a one-room library in the west end of the Neptune Fire Company. The library served the community in this location for the next forty years. A major renovation of the library occurred in 1967 when a group of citizens created the organization that exists today. The collection of books was modernized, hours were extended and circulation increased. In 1969, the present building was purchased and renovated . It had been previously used as a band hall and later a church. Since 1969, circulation and requests for information increased dramatically and in 1990-1991 the most recent renovation and expansion was finished; tripling the size of the library.

Directions

From 422—Turn south onto Millardsville Road; follow this road 2 miles into Richland. Continue on this road (Chestnut Street) until you must turn left. Now you will be on Main Street, continue across the railroad tracks and past the Wachovia bank. The library is in the next block on the left side.

From 897—Pick up 419 in Schaefferstown, turn right at the sign for Elco Medical Center, turn right onto Richland Road and follow until you come to a stop sign. Continue straight ahead to the next stop sign and turn left onto Main Street. The library will be on the right.

From 419—Turn North at the traffic light in Newmanstown onto Sheridan Road, follow into Richland; turn right at the intersection with Carlos Leffler complex; this is Main Street. Library is on the right.