Westside Branch Library

West Side Branch Library, 135 Washington Avenue, Richmond, CA  94801 •  (510) 620-6567

Mondays: 1:30 pm – 7 pm   •   Tuesdays: 10:30 am – 5 pm   •   Wednesdays:  1 pm – 5 pm   •   Thursdays: 1 pm – 5 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

OCTOBER 2023 Update! 

We now offer Homework Help with experienced and trained tutors.

For Kindergarten through 12th grade!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm

Some hours of the week, college students and adults are at work on their laptops.

At other times, kids are enjoying the drop-in crafts and checking out books, playing games on the computers, and otherwise socializing.

Sometimes all that happens at the same time.

  • Thursday afternoons, Knit ‘n’ Needle club has been a great time to practice our skills, encourage one another, and maybe finish a project you started.
  • And Thursday afternoons provide a sense of community for knitters and friends who want to join the conversation!
  • Look for upcoming author talks, presentations from illustrators, and artists’ receptions throughout the year,
    as well as adult craft programs and special performances for all ages.
  •  See new artwork featured on the walls every month from professional artists, or their students.

We’d love to see you soon!


Librarians Cherre Smith and Stacey Walker with Art Work by Camille Zulpo’s 4th Graders
Thanks to Teacher Camille Zulpo

Year of the Dog
Thanks to Teacher Camille Zulpo

a display by 11 young female artists
Thanks to Teacher Camille Zulpo
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WestSide Branch Librarian Han Thiang with Kids’ Art previously on display thanks to Teacher Camille Zulpo

STORYTIME (mouse over to see second photo)

Photo by Mike Bukay 0f Bukay Media (mouse over for image of Karen and Han)

  • As of February 2023, There is for KIDS: weekly kids’ craft time, and
  • For ADULTS: monthly adult craft time, along with a newly started crochet, knit and needle club.

Come visit our town!