Welcome to the RHPL Parents' Info Page!
For Parents of Preschoolers
We have a whole page dedicated to information about Early Literacy topics, just for you!
Homework Help Tools and Activities for Families & Students
Parents are their child’s best teachers. RHPL supports parents by providing access to student activity sheets that teach step-by-step how to use the library’s online research tools. Print out the Explora Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheets and visit our Homework Help page. Take the online research "Family Challenge!"
Help your Kids be an Info Pro!
Info Pros know how to use library research tools and how to evaluate online information for research and school projects. Strengthen your Info Pro superpowers by checking out these research resources:
Kermode helps you to teach your 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.
RADCAB – Information Evaluation Tool
“RADCAB” is an acronym for Relevancy, Appropriateness, Detail, Currency, Authority, and Bias. It’s a handy reminder for students when evaluating online information, especially for research purposes.
Homework Help for Students
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.
School Project Guides
Book lists, reference materials, online databases, and Web resources that can be used for Elementary and Middle school projects in Social Sciences, Science, History, and Geography.
Find eBooks in French for Kids to Read
This French eBook collection can be filtered by age group so kids can find eBooks that are appropriate for their stage of learning.
Get it on your Device
The Library offers dozens of eResources that are free to access with your RHPL card! All you need is your library card number and PIN.
These eResources can be accessed through a wide range of free apps from your device's app store, which can be used to borrow books, movies, magazines and more.