F.M. Buck Richards Memorial Library

Located just south of the exact point that marks the geographic center of the state, Brady is certainly the "True Heart of Texas”. F.M. (Buck) Richards Memorial Library has served McCulloch County’s families for many years. In 1948 Mrs. F.M. (Buck) Richards made a gift of funds and land to erect a public library in McCulloch County as a memorial to her husband. The building was constructed under the guidance of a board of trustees and then turned over to the City of Brady and McCulloch County.

The county is the governing body and provides funding for operations and maintenance. The Richards Memorial Library Advisory Board, the Library Association, and interested individuals within the community work to raise funds, support the professional staff, and provide many hours of volunteer help. The library is supported through private donations, generous gifts from the G. R. White Trust, and grants such as the Tocker Foundation which has been supporting rural libraries in Texas since 1992. Through a Tocker Grant, the library has been able to digitize its community newspaper and make it available on The Portal to Texas History.


F. M. Richards Memorial Library




1106 S. Blackburn Street
Brady, TX 76825

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F.M. Buck Richards Memorial Library, partner contributing to The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/FMBRL/ accessed June 6, 2023.

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