News from the Library

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Mark your calendars! Registration for March and April library programs opens on Friday, Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Check out the March/April program guide for a sneak peek on new and popular programs starting next month! 

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On Friday, Feb. 2, join us for PA Day fun at select locations with Craft Palooza! Please note: caregivers must be present and stay with their children for this all ages drop-in event. Full details below:

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Exciting news! Our catalogue launch is almost here, and we invite you to be among the first to explore. The catalogue is live, working, and ready for you to dive in. We invite you to discover the new catalogue in our member preview starting on Monday, Feb. 12.

This will…

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Dynamic art exhibits in Richmond Hill? Yes, at the Library. Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) proudly unveils a vibrant artistic display with two striking exhibits – "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" and "…

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The Library is offering free tax clinics at Central Branch for eligible Richmond Hill residents in March and April. Spaces are limited.  

To book your in-person appointment, download and fill out the…

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Come and celebrate Kwanzaa with us by contemplating the African Canadian heritage! “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” is a powerful art exhibition by Nigerian Canadian artist Ehiko Odeh that explores symbols of memory and healing in Black communities. The exhibit is on now until Feb. 24. Find it at…

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New RHPL clothing and merchandise have arrived! Check them out on display on the ground floor near Cafe Louise at Central Branch. T-shirts, travel mugs, bags, notebooks, and more are available for purchase. Every purchase supports library programs and services. Limited edition. While quantities…

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Spread holiday cheer when you donate to Richmond Hill Public Library, and help us bring vital programs, resources and services to our community. Every donation helps. Donate Today.  

You can also make a contribution to the…

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Learn, explore, and create with your child at our new Interactive Touch Play Table.

Kids and families can enjoy games. activities, and puzzles for all levels of learning, including: painting games, numbers and matching activities, shapes and word puzzles, curling and air hockey, and more…

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Make a difference in your community? Yes, at the library.

Donate on Giving Tuesday and join a global movement of acts of generosity on Nov. 28. Your donations can go a long way to bring valuable programming, collections and more to our members.

Giving…

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This holiday season, the City of Richmond Hill plays host to its second annual Merry Marketplace. Every Saturday from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16 between 4 – 9 p.m., enjoy a magical display of lights, artisan vendors, and pictures with Santa at Richmond Green Park. Create memorable holiday moments with…

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Great news! After carefully reviewing feedback from our community and our team, we’re excited to reopen 3D printing and fabric printing services at Central Branch. Our members will now have an opportunity to book a Maker 101 training session with our team if they’ve never used our Maker Space…

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Our Annual Report highlights key milestones and library achievements in customer experiences, community engagement, and innovation. The report connects to strategic priorities, and examines the impact on the community it serves through programs, services, collections, and…

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Have you used our spaces, checked out an item, or attended a library program? We want to hear all about it. Your feedback will help to shape the future of library services in our community. Plus, by completing our survey, you'll also be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card to Hillcrest,…

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We’re thrilled to bring you virtual, interactive interviews with world-class, bestselling authors! Thanks to our partnership with Library Speakers Consortium, it’s free for members to tune in to virtual talks with today’s top writers and thought leaders every month. Ask questions in live…

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This October, we're getting a little nostalgic as we celebrate Central Branch's 30th Anniversary! Central Branch opened in 1993, and has become a cornerstone of the Richmond Hill community. 

Join us for special 90s nostalgia events happening at the branch all month long as we wish our…

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Richmond Hill Public Library has a new Wi-Fi lending service for members who don't have Internet access at home. 

Visit any RHPL branch to borrow a hotspot, and access unlimited data from anywhere in Canada. This library initiative helps bridge the digital divide in the…

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With a range of expert-led content on mental health, video streaming options, delectable recipes, driver’s license test preparation, and artistic inspiration, these digital services offer something for everyone. Best of all; these high-quality digital resources are free with your RHPL membership…

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Celebrate the city's 150th anniversary and get creative! Try your hand at these themed…

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Richmond Hill Cares is a special community outreach initiative to support community services in our city. The Library partners with a charitable or social service and works with them on a community initiative.

In August and September, drop by your local branch to donate non-perishable…

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Richmond Hill Public Library introduces a new digital resource now available for members: LifeSpeak is a digital wellness platform with free online access to expert-led, curated content on physical and mental health. 

Learn about mental health stigmas, signs of digital…

community art project

Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) and York Region District School Board (YRDSB) welcomed community members to participate in the unveiling of Kwiinwining - In the Community, an authentic community art project that is now a permanent fixture of RHPL’s Richmond Green Branch. Led by…

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Notice anything different about our website? Our new website consists of a refreshed look and feel with elements from our new brand, a navigation that was built based on feedback from our community, and the addition of new modules that provide greater flexibility in the ways we share information…

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We're excited to announce that Kanopy and Kanopy Kids…

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Did you know? Oak Ridges Branch has a butterfly garden that's recently been designated a Monarch Waystation. Located in its front lawn, the butterfly garden nourishes and protects at-risk native species like the Monarch butterfly. In fact, the branch has just been designated a Monarch Waystation…

Coffee

Café Louise Bakehouse is now open at Central Branch. Café Louise is a European-inspired, artisan café that features a wide selection of breads and baked goods made fresh. Local to York Region, the…

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You can now borrow a Chromebook for in-branch use at Central and Richmond Green. Devices can be borrowed for up to three hours by anyone who is 14 years of age and older with an RHPL membership in good standing. Find out more.