Library Closed- Thanksgiving

The library will be closed November 23rd & 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Job Openings

NEW Open Positions: Full Time Library Associate & Part Time Library Associate

The Ray County Library, Richmond MO, is seeking two dynamic, self-motivated, organized, team-oriented individual, with experience in customer service to become our newest Library Associates.

FULL TIME POSITION is scheduled 40 work hours per week. This position includes vacation, sick leave and a retirement plan.

PART TIME POSITION is scheduled 25 hours per week.  This position includes sick leave.

Interested applicants need to obtain an employment packet via OR stop by the library, 215 E Lexington Richmond, MO.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2017


LIBRARY ASSOCIATE Application Packet (PDF)


LIBRARY ASSOCIATE Application Packet (.DOCX)


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Announcements & Events


Richmond Chamber of Commerece and  Ray County Library will be hosting a blood drive.

Monday, November 27

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ray County Library Community Room

215 East Lexington



Library Closed

November 23rd and 24th

The library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.


 Board Meeting

November 8, 5:00 PM

The Ray County Library Board of Trustees will hold a monthly Board Meeting

Food for Fines

November 1st thru December 22nd, 2017 you may eliminate overdue fines on your account by providing one non-perishable food item for each dollar or fraction thereof. This excludes charges for damaged or lost material. All food products will be donated to the Salvation Army food pantry.

Cannot Accept Expired OR Missing Labels OR Damaged Goods!

Ray County Library

Receives Grant to Replace 21 Computers


Library Director, Rochelle McCaulley, is pleased to announce that the Ray County Library has been approved for Technology Mini-Grant for $18,000.00 to replace all the computers accessed by county residents.   The 21 computers the library will replace were purchased in 2008 and 2013 with similar grant assistance. In 2015, the most recent statistics, show that the computers were used by 14,040 individuals and were powered on for 58,422 hours.


Starting September 1st, the library will begin purchasing and installing 19 HP PRO desktop computers and 2 HP EliteOne touch screen computers. These computers will bring faster browsing and printing capabilities to anyone who uses them via the library’s fiber internet.  This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Genealogy Assistance

Do you need help with microfilm research?  The Ray County Library offers a unique opportunity for genealogy seekers.  We have 100+ rolls of film that contain local information. We would like to help connect local people with the past. Call the front desk at 816-776-5104.

Book Club- *Updated*

To add your name to a wait list for future book clubs please contact the front desk at 816-776-5104.


Outreach is available to patrons who are home-bound. The librarians pick a collection of books which suit that patron and deliver them to their home when needed. Please contact the front desk if you would like to be included in this service.

GED/ HSE Tutoring

The Providing Academic Support Success (PASS) offers a strategy for high school exam preparation. Practice tests area available. Tutors help students evaluate areas they need to strengthen prior to taking the test. Work is assigned individually, with one-on-one support. There is no cost to participants, start at any time, self-paced learning, individualized tutoring, and they have six different locations. Currently at the Ray County Library the PASS program meets every Monday in the Community Room from 12-2pm. interested individuals can contact the front desk or call 816-726-6717.

Reserve a Librarian

The Ray County Library’s Reserve a Librarian service allows you to spend a 30-minute session with a librarian who can offer assistance tailored to your needs. This will allow you to reserve a librarian for an uninterrupted one-on-one, face to face, 30-minute session.

Schedule a convenient time to meet with a staff member who will work exclusively with you on the following topics:

  • Basic Internet searching and browsing
  • Email setup
  • Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Learn to download eBooks to your digital device
  • Get more from the library’s catalog or databases

This service is available to Ray County Library cardholders. Reserve a Librarian requires 3-day advance notice and requests for specific times are dependent on staff availability. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes in length to allow staff to serve the greatest number of residents. To set up a convenient time please contact the front desk at:  816-776-5104.

Future Adult Programs

Please feel free to call the Ray County Library with ideas and suggestions for future adult programs.


Children’s/ Family programs- Ray County Library:

Family Storytime

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Join us for our weekly story time as we sing, read and make crafts! The planned activities will help develop early literacy skills and are targeted for ages 0-5. Children 2 years old and under must have an adult with them throughout the program.

 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

November 14th– We will read Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Then we will go on our own bear hunt.  This program will include a small snack and a craft.  This will be a great program for preschoolers to early elementary age students.  All ages are welcome.

Gingerbread Friends 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

November 28th – We will read and write about gingerbread friends. We will make our own gingerbread friend.   All ages are welcome.


Teen Time

Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm:  November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th.   Wednesdays teen time at the library will include chess club, monthly craft projects, snacks and cooking.

No Teen Time November 22

No Teen Time December 13





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