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

Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the novel, A Wilder Rose, the true, untold story of the writing of the Little House books. Read Susan’s October 2014 WWW talk.

Her award-winning fiction, which has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, includes mysteries in the China Bayles series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries she has written with her husband, Bill Albert, under the pseudonym of Robin Paige.

She has written two memoirs: An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days and Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place, published by the University of Texas Press.

Her nonfiction titles include What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest (winner of the 2009 Willa Award for Creative Nonfiction); With Courage and Common Sense; Writing from Life: Telling the Soul’s Story; and Work of Her Own: A Woman’s Guide to Success Off the Career Track.

She is founder and past president of the Story Circle Network and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.  – (Source:

Monthly Newsletter

May Newsletter

Events and Programs

Alumni Meeting – May 6, 2015- 4-6 p.m.
SPCA Meeting – May 7, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Silver Sneakers – May 8, 2015 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Food Handlers Class – May 11, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
4H Club – May 20, 2015 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Library Board – May 21, 2015 9:00 a.m.
Story Time – Every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
ESL Classes – Monday and Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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!

Susan Wittig Albert – Bittersweet
Stuart Woods – Hot Pursuit
Greg Iles – The Bone Tree
Debbie Macomber – Last One Home
David Baldacci – Memory Man
Iris Johansen – Your Next Breath

Children’s books:

Arthur Turns Green
Bad Kitty’s Tasty Treats
Curious George Builds an Igloo
Good Night, Zombie #3
Meet the Teen Titans!
The #1 School is Alive!