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Kids Programs
The library offers a variety of programs for children and their families from birth through to grade eight at all four locations. Follow the links for descriptions and other information relating to these events.

Registration for our Winter Programs will begin on Monday November 27th at 9:30AM

For our paid programs, please review the refund policy located at the bottom of the program information.

Click for a listing of our Storytimes

Click for a listing of our Book Clubs for Kids

Please note: Children must be the correct age for the program they are registering for at the start of the program.
Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to the program room for drop-off and pick-up due to security concerns.

  • Beaded Bracelets: ages 7+
    Design and create your own beautiful beaded bracelet.
  • Books Before Looks (a L.I.G.H.T. program): 7-12 years
    Focuses on literacy and body image while teaching the importance of self-acceptance and diversity in literature.
  • Can You Survive?: 8-11 years
    A STEAM centred program featuring the popular “I Survived” series.
  • Celebrate Poetry Month with Author Kari-Lynn Winters: 3-7 years
    Don't miss the opportunity to meet Kari-Lynn Winters, author and poet, as we celebrate Poetry Month.
  • Chess Classes: Beginner: 6-12 years
    New for Winter Chess Classes will now run for 10 weeks!
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
  • Chess Classes: Intermediate I: 6 - 12 years
    New for Winter Chess Classes will now run for 10 weeks!
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
  • Chess Classes: Intermediate II and Advanced: 6-12 years
    New for Winter Chess Classes will now run for 10 weeks!
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
  • Computer Programming Game Design - Stencyl: 10-13 years
    In this course students will be introduced to computer language and how to use Stencyl to create their own computer game.
  • Creative Hands Maker Space: All Ages
    Come create with us! Join us for a story along with free art time. Bring your ideas. We’ll bring the supplies! Each month has a different theme.
  • Earth Day Fun: 6-10 years
    Decorate your own pet rock! Make a nature decoration with clay.
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. Robotics - WeDo 2.0: 6-9 years
    Build and code wireless robots with the new LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits.
  • Fun with Snap Circuits: 8 - 12 years
    Snap Circuits are a fun and easy way to learn about electronics and circuitry. Get hands-on experience snapping together interesting projects like sound-activated alarms, flashing lights, fans, musical doorbells, and more!
  • Girls Learning Code (Parent/Child): 8-13 years with a parent
    Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of play with basic designs and programming skills in this hands-on workshop.
  • Homework Help Buddies : Grade 4-8
    This program will match elementary students in grades 4-8 with high school volunteers who will meet with them weekly to offer subject specific homework help and skill enriching activities.
    The target audience for this program is newcomer students who could use some help with in the subject of English, science, French, or math. This program is offered in partnership with L.I.G.H.T, a grassroots organization and platform that provides opportunities for youth to drive change and design community initiatives.
  • LEGO Block Party: 6 -12 years
    Meet new friends and build whatever your mind can conjure with the Library’s LEGO collection.
  • March Break - Art Fest!: All Ages (Family)
    Art materials will be made available for general fun and play at the Richmond Green Library!
  • March Break - Epic Game Day!: All Ages (Family)
    Drop by the Richmond Green Library to enjoy classic and newer board games at your leisure!
  • March Break - Farm Animal Fun: 4-7 years
    Spring is coming so let’s learn about farm animals with some cool activities!
  • March Break - Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Party: 5 - 10 years
    In a blacked-out and black-lit room, kids and their parents will be able to dance, play glow-in-the-dark games, and have a vibrantly fun time!
  • March Break - Hands on Exotics: Safari Adventure: 5 - 10 years
    Come explore an exotic variety of birds, mammals, reptiles & invertebrates on your safari.
  • March Break - Little Red Theatre presents Peter Rabbit and Friends: 4-9 years
    Little Red Theatre brings the memorable tales of Beatrix Potter to life with animated puppets, mysterious shadows and lots of laughter.
    Whimsy abounds as we journey into the magic world of Peter, Benjamin and the badger Mr. Todd.
  • March Break - Mad Science Presents ... Up, Up and Away!: 5-10 years
    The Mad Science special events are extremely entertaining and educational. Come and enjoy a science program introducing principles of air pressure.
  • March Break - Magic Show with X. Ray: 4-11 years
    With a wave of a wand you’ll be amazed, amused and astounded. Lots of audience participation as Magician X.Ray fascinates you with his magic.
  • March Break - Maker Kick-Off: Gamer World: All Ages (Family)
    Kick-off your March Break with a maker explosion! Explore the world of video games through a creator’s perspective. Learn to create missions, music, and movement in a game world.
  • March Break - Mechanical Hand-It-Over!: 6 - 10 years
    A “hands-on” STEM event. Build a functioning hand with everyday items to help accomplish set-out tasks.
  • March Break - Medley of Making: 5 years and up
    Come to the library for a medley of making and help us clean up our supplies before we move to the new library!
  • March Break - Music by Jake: All Ages (Family)
    Put on your dancing shoes for an afternoon of musical entertainment by Jake Differ.
  • March Break - Team T&J Interactive Music Show: Family
    Ready to sing and dance? Team T&J are an enthusiastic duo who entertain through music for all ages.
  • March Break - The Purple Pirate: 4-9 years
    Puppet show adventure on the high seas! Join the chase for the Great Purple Whale. Applefun Puppetry presents this 45-minute interactive program. Afterwards, everyone learns how to make a paper puppet to take home.
  • March Break - Welcome Spring Storytime: 3-5 years
    Come celebrate spring with a morning of stories, songs, and activities!
  • March Break - Zentangle for TWEENS: 10-13 years
    Do you love to draw! Join us for a fun and relaxing hour to learn Zentangle the method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.
  • March Break- Fairytale Puppet Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk: 4+ years
    Explore this familiar fairy tale through the art of puppetry.
  • March Break- Russ Music Concert: All Ages
    Sing along with Russ and his favourite songs for an enjoyable get together.
  • Mimetics : Introduction to Robotics and Programming: 10-13 years
    Are you interested in learning more about robotics, how they work and how they are programmed?
  • Mimetics: Advanced Robotics and Programming: 10-13 years
    After a student has completed “Introduction to Robotics and Programming”, they are ready to learn more about robot programming and make their own robot applications.
  • Movie Madness: Family Program
    Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon? Join us for Movie Madness at the Library!
  • Musical Babies: Birth - 15 Months w/Adult
    Co-sponsored by YMCA Ontario Early Years.
    This program encourages language and early literacy skills through the use of songs, nursery rhymes and musical experiences.
  • Reading Buddies: Grades 1 - 3
    Children meet weekly with a teen volunteer to read and play literacy games. This program offers children an accepting environment to practice their reading skills and make new friends. Discover how much fun reading can be!
  • Spectacular Science Society: 9 - 13 years
    Explore the vast fields of science with specialty challenges that allow you to see how science affects so many parts of life – and can be super cool!
  • Stop Motion Animation: 9-12 years
    Light, Camera, Action! Learn the principles of stop-motion animation using clay, Legos or toys and bring them to life.
  • Tween Artrageous: Ages 10 - 13
    Discover unique and creative forms of art and maker projects like marbled paper and flower pens, hollow yarn balls, and tape resistance art.
  • Tweens Night - Bad Art Night: 10-13 years
    Leave your good taste at home and let your creativity run free! Best Bad Art wins a trophy!
  • Tweens Night - Poetically Speaking: 10-13 years
    Celebrate poetry month with paint chip poetry, black out poetry and leave with your own unique magnet poem.
  • Tweens Night - Scavenger Hunt: 10-13 years
    Follow the clues and be the first to discover all the hidden secrets in the library.
  • Wonder Kids STEM Club: 5-6 years
    Spark your sense of wonder and discovery with stories and fun hands-on activities that explore STEM concepts! Themes include Building Structures, Light and Shadows, Gravity and Air-power.