Library & Education

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The mission of the Richardson Public Library is to make freely and readily available to the citizens of the community materials that will aid them in the pursuit of education, information and recreation. The Library seeks to promote activities and ideas that will stimulate, enrich and expand interests of both children and adults and to cooperate with other educational, cultural, social and civic groups in the community in areas of mutual interest.

Richardson Public Library is open to donations of all types and sizes in areas such as programming, local history, technology and materials. From funding a literary/author festival, to adding equipment to the library’s makerspace –“C-Tech@RPL”, to honoring a loved one with a book in their name; the Library welcomes support from our patrons and community.

Donations and sponsorship are suggested in the following areas:

C-Tech Resources

Support the Richardson Public Library’s C-Tech (Creative Technology) initiative and provide children access to technology with additional equipment and/or devices for the public Makerspace.

Historic Digitization

Help preserve Richardson's past as told by the Richardson Daily News by providing for the scanning and placement of digital images in a searchable database online that would be built and maintained in house. The library has 143 rolls of local newspapers that could be readily accessed in digital format.

Collection & Programming

Enhance the Richardson Public Library’s collection in a desired, targeted area. Funds may also include support to library programming for adults and children in a desired, targeted area.

Library Lecture Programming

Develop annual author lecture programming for different age and audiences.

Mayor's Summer Internship Program

The Richardson Mayor's Summer Internship Program is a paid, eight-week summer internship that provides Richardson public high school students with jobs in their chosen industries of interest.

Summer Reading Program

Provide an incentive for recreational reading by giving a book at no charge to every child or teen who participates in our summer reading program.

Supplementary Donations

Donations of books, magazines and audio or visual materials are welcomed, as well as monetary donations to purchase materials in memory or honor of a loved one.