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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 Spring Programs will begin on Monday March 6th 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.

  • Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Origami Art: 7+ years
    Join us in the Children’s Department and try your hand at the ancient art of paper folding.
  • Celebrate Father’s Day: Family
    Create something awesome for Dad!
  • Celebrating First Nations : Ages 5+ years
    Learn about the traditional art of making colour dyes with natural materials. Create your own art on stone or paper.
  • Chess Classes: Beginner: 6-12 years
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
    In these classes, the students will learn to improve their imagination, logic, critical thinking and concentration as well as developing their reasoning skills.
  • Chess Classes: Intermediate I: 6 - 12 years
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
    Students will learn to improve their imagination, logic, critical thinking and concentration as well as develop their reasoning skills.
  • Chess Classes: Intermediate II and Advanced: 6-12 years
    Learn to play or improve your chess game. Master the chess moves and learn the importance of each piece.
    Students will learn to improve their imagination, logic, critical thinking and concentration as well as develop their reasoning skills.
  • Computer Programming Game Design : 8-12 years
    This program is now FULL, please add your name to our waitlist.
    Create computer games using the visual computer programming language Scratch designed by MIT.
    Students will learn computer programming fundamentals and mathematical concepts as they build their exciting computer apps.
  • 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 as part of our Canada 150 celebrations.
  • Dash the Mathematician : 8-12 years
    Math is a blast when you’re using Dash, the expert mathematician!
    Come multiply your coding and math skills and have fun with robots along the way!
  • Doors Open - Canadian Trivia : 7+ years
    Drop by the Children’s Department to test your knowledge about Canada. We will have fun quizzes, trivia and activities for the whole family.
  • Earth Day Extravaganza: 5-9 years
    Join us for a morning of stories and activities celebrating our wonderful planet. Plant some seedlings to take home and start your own garden.
  • Earth Day Fun: 6-10 years
    Celebrate Earth Day by planting seeds and designing your own creation from found objects.
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. Robotics - Beginner: 6-9 years
    This program is FULL, please add your name to our waitlist.
    A hands-on STEM program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it towards discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.
  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. Robotics - Intermediate: 6-9 years
    Collaborate, communicate and get creative while building LEGO robots with teammates.
  • Forest of Reading Celebration: Grades 3-6
    You’ve read the books now it’s time to celebrate The Silver Birch awards with activities, games and more! You can even cast your vote for your favourite Silver Birch author.
  • Kids Weave: 8-12 years
    Celebrate Canada’s past with a weaving project that has a modern twist. Learn how to weave with a CD and help us create a unique display for the library.
  • LEGO and Board Game Fun: 7-12 years
    Take a challenge or create your own masterpiece with Lego and play board games, bring a friend or meet new ones. Lego and games will be provided.
  • LEGO Block Party : 6-12 years
    Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build whatever they can imagine and share their stories with each other.
  • Magnetic Madness : Ages 5+
    Navigate your car through a track without touching it. Steer a ball through your magnet maze. Explore the power of magnets and try your hand at fun STEM challenges!
  • Make a Cross Stitch Bookmark: 10-12 years
    Do you love creating and learning new skills? Learn to make a cool bookmark using cross stitch!
  • May the Fourth Be With You!: All Ages
    Celebrate Star Wars Day in style at the Richmond Green Library! Drop in for fun maker activities and games like creating your own lightsaber and Stormtrooper bowling.
  • Mother’s Day Cards: Family
    Join us as we learn the art of custom card making and create a special memento to take home.
  • Mother’s Day Storytime: Family
    Come celebrate Mother’s Day with a morning of songs, stories, and activities!
  • Movie Madness: Family Program
    Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon? Join us for Movie Madness at the Library!
    On Saturday April 15th we will be showing the movie Disney’s Moana
  • 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.
  • P.A. Day Program - Let’s Weave: 6-10 years
    Calling all makers! Ever wondered how to weave? Come to the library for a cool weaving activity using a paper plate.
  • P.A. Day Program - STEM Fair: All Ages
    Drop-in to the Children’s Department for tech demos, maker activities and STEMtastic fun!
  • P.A. Day Program - Superhero Bash: 7-11 years
    Unleash your super side for the last PA Day of the year! Make your own superhero mask, pose in the photo booth, and play super games to sharpen your skills.
  • Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program: Grades 1 - 3
    This program, designed for reluctant & shy readers, will help increase literacy and confidence too.
    Children have the opportunity to read aloud to a gentle puppy pal who will be visiting with their trained handlers (St. John Ambulance).
  • 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!
  • Red is Best!: Ages 3+ years
    Join us as we celebrate Canadian author, Kathy Stinson. We will have a great time reading and exploring the fun of finger print art.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Stations: 7-9 years
    Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun and exciting challenges. Imagine it, create it, build it!
  • TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party - Central: Preschool - Grade 8
    Join us for an afternoon of Canadian games, activities and a performance by RHPL Live! Fun, prizes and cake await!
  • TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party - Richmond Green: Preschool - Grade 8
    Come celebrate the launch of our summer reading program! There will be games, prizes, a photo booth and more!
  • TD Summer Reading Club Launch Party - Richvale: All Ages
    Join us in celebrating our launch of the the TD summer Reading Club with fun and games highlighting Canada from coast to coast!
  • TD Summer Reading Launch Party - Oak Ridges: Preschool to Grade 8
    Join us for Canadian activities, games, prizes and of course, cake!
  • Tweens Night - Art Attack: 9-12 years
    Celebrate Canadian artists and be inspired to create your own master piece, or perhaps altering an existing work of art.
  • Tweens Night - Cranium Challenge: 9-12 years
    Complete crazy challenges with charades, play dough, singing, spelling, trivia and more!
  • Welcome Spring Storytime: all ages with a parent
    Come celebrate springtime with a morning of songs, stories, and activities!