Resources for Parents and Guardians

At Richmond Hill Public Library, we’re committed to supporting parents and guardians who are nurturing their children's literacy interests and skills. Discover age-appropriate books, programs, kits, and resources to make the job a little easier.

Library Programs

Join us at the Library for family storytime and other preschool and school-aged programs. These programs are geared towards young children's growth and development. Find a full list of current program descriptions with times and locations in our program guide. 

Homework Help

Students in York Region have FREE access to many academic online research tools from home, 24/7. All a student needs is their RHPL library card number, (no spaces), and four-digit PIN.

Kermode Education

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Kermode is a digital resource that helps parents teach kids fundamental digital literacy and critical thinking skills that will help them safely and smartly navigate the media they encounter. Copy and paste the URL of any webpage into its evaluator and Kermode will analyze the page for accuracy, bias and timeliness to help you determine whether it is a reputable and authoritative source of information. Kermode’s resources for families will help you to empower your kids to be confident digital citizens.

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Kanopy and Kanopy Kids

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Kanopy and Kanopy Kids is a new video streaming service that provides instant access (no wait times or holds) to thousands of critically-acclaimed and culturally-diverse films, documentaries, and Kids favorites. 

Log in with your library membership to access over 30,000 films and more on your desktop, TV, or mobile device. 

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