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Summer Reading Club
Wrap-Up Celebration –
Meet Illustrator John Martz
Do you like all the little characters in your TD Summer Reading activity magazine and on your stickers? Want to meet the incredible artist behind it all? On Wednesday, August 27, John Martz will be visiting the Central Library from 7:00 to 7:40 pm to talk about how he creates these great illustrations. (Read More)
Summer Reading Club
Young Genius, where do you find your inspiration? What kindles your mind and ignites your imagination? Feed your ideas this summer with “Eurêka!” the TD Summer Reading Club. The fun continues online where you can choose a furry avatar, keep track of your reading goals and earn digital badges.
If you are already registered, start tracking your achievements by following this link: www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/
summerreading/2014/tracking.html
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Conversation Skills for
ESL Students
Starting in September, the Central Library will offer ESL conversation classes. Facilitated by an instructor from York Catholic District School Board, they will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The program is FREE, but you need to register by email esl@rhpl.ca or phone 905-884-9288 x307.
Magazine Room “Facelift”
After more than 20 years, and thousands of visitors a week, the floor in Central Library’s Magazine Room is showing some wear and tear. Later this summer, work will begin to replace the flooring with a durable new laminate. The renovation will take a few weeks to complete, and the room will be closed to the public while the work takes place. Magazines and newspapers will be temporarily located to areas on the third floor in the North Reading Room.
Richmond Hill Public Library
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan coverOn behalf of the Richmond Hill Public Library Board, we are proud to share our Strategic Plan 2013, Enriching Your Connections, Choices and Community. This plan is the result of a highly participatory process that engaged members of the Richmond Hill community and library staff from every department in an examination of the opportunities for an updated library service model driven by the many changes confronting Richmond Hill. (Read More)
Parenting Workshop
On Monday, September 8, join early literacy specialist, Jill Javelosa-Alvarez for a workshop on supporting early literacy development in young children. In a fun and interactive workshop participants will explore the building blocks that lead to a child’s ability to read and write. (Read More)
Bilingual Reading Buddy Volunteers Needed
If you are in high school entering grades 9-12, are bilingual in French and English, love working with children and reading, then this volunteer opportunity is for you. Our reading buddy volunteer applications are available at the children’s reference desk at central library, beginning August 25. The application form is also available online. Applications are due back no later than September 8 and interviews will be held the following two weeks. Our program meets once per week as a group to read, play games that promote literacy, and make new friends.
Fall Registration for
Children's Programs
Registration for children’s programs for the fall begins on Monday, August 25 online at 9:30 am. Please check our website for an exciting selection of diverse programs for a range on ages. Our selection of programs promote, creativity, literacy, technology, special needs and parenting workshops. Complete listings >>
As part of Richmond Hill’s ongoing commitment to enrich community connections and to provide vibrant spaces, we welcome public use of meeting rooms for residents, community groups and commercial organizations. (Read More)
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