Aransas Pass, Texas, The Harbor City


Lillian Villarreal
Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library
110 N. Lamont Street
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Phone: 361-758-2350

Library Hours:
Sun: Closed
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: ­8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Vision: Expanding Minds. Empowering People. Enriching Community.

Mission: In striving for public service excellence, the Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library is a welcoming community center whose staff, resources, programs, and services provide for the needs of our diverse community.

Featured Author of the Month

Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney (née Higgins; born December 24, 1927[1]), known professionally as Mary Higgins Clark, is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remained in print as of 2015, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its seventy-fifth printing.[2]
Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, she spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family’s income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent convinced her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2007 her books had sold more than 80 million copies in the United States alone.[3] Her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, and former daughter-in-law Mary Jane Clark, are also writers. -Wikipedia

Monthly Newsletter

May Newsletter

Events and Programs

Upcoming Events:

SPCA Meeting – July 2, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silver Sneakers – Canceled
Food Handlers Class – Canceled
ESL Classes – Will resume in the Fall
Children’s Corner – No Mr. Kippy Story Time in July

Want to learn a language? Visit the library today! Click here for an informational flyer on Duolingo.

Literacy Program
Laubach and ESL classes offered cooperatively with the San Patricio County Adult Literacy Council.

Mr. Kippy’s Story Time

At first parents gasped, waiting for their kids to react to the man who, out of nowhere, began bouncing a ball off the seated children’s heads.

But the children just giggled, and soon, each stretched out his or her neck for a turn to be thumped.

Mr. Kippy was in town.

The 48-year-old storyteller from Portland, Texas, said playing ball with the children before his routine helps get them focused.

His technique, which he’s been perfecting 20 years, worked. – (Source: Victoria Advocate Newspaper

Offered every Tuesday at 9:00am and 10:00am during the school year. It is free of charge to children of all ages.

New Cards – First card issued free of charge with proof of residency. Replacement card fee $1.00.

NOW OFFERED: Library card online. Check out our online catalog. (Please bear with us, we’re still working on the design.)

Public Computers – Public access computers are available to all patrons.

TexShare Database – Provided by Texas State Library and your local public library.

What’s New in the Library?

Check out our newest titles!

Adult Fiction

The Melody Lingers On – Mary Higgins Clark
Country – Danielle Steel
Finders Keepers – Stephen King
Wicked Charms – Janet Evanovich
Truth or Die – James Patterson

Junior Fiction

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive – John Grisham
The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens – Henry Clark

Easy Fiction

Double Pink – Kate Feiffer
Lilly’s Big Day – Kevin Henkes