Reading Riders at Forest Hill Park and Little Free Library back in action

Take a book and go for a nice outdoor read in the park.

The Forest Hill Neighborhood Facebook was an excellent source of literary news recently.

Westover Hills Elementary school’s Reading Riders bus (a library on wheels run by the staff and volunteers of WHES) will be in Forest Hill Park tomorrow from 5:30-6:15. Come out whether you attend WHES or not and borrow up to 3 books at a time for the week. The bus will run every Tuesday this summer through August 2. We have books ranging from pre K-high school. When books are returned, you will receive a raffle ticket for prizes to be distributed in September, as well as raffle opportunities at the bus each week.

Also posted was news that the Little Free Library in the park that was damaged by vandals has been repaired and is open for business again.

Richmond just like most cities has a long history of mobile libraries. I have fond memories as a child living in rural Utah getting to visit our own bookmobile.

The picture above is from

In September 1966, a new stop was added to the Richmond Bookmobile schedule at the Bellevue School. Here, Principal General Johnson met children at the back door while Frances C. Snead (seated left) and Olive Nelson worked on library cards. To serve the Church Hill community, the bookmobile was put on a year-round schedule, stopping for three hours every Wednesday morning.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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