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An adventurous, knowledge seeking, wonderland designed to allow kids and teens to explore the outer reaches of their imaginations.

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Storytimes


Ripple the otter makes an appearance at a children's story time
Richmond Public Library strives to provide quality storytimes that stimulate a young child’s mind, promote brain development and to give kids the tools they need to succeed in school.

We use an overall brain development curriculum called The Basics that uses 5 simple principles:

  • Maximize Love, Manage Stress
  • Talk, Sing, and Point
  • Count, Group, and Compare
  • Explore Through Movement and Play
  • Read and Discuss Stories

These principles can be used at any age but studies show that the younger children are when they start learning the principles, the more prepared they are to start school. These basic principles will instill in your child a love of learning to last a lifetime.

You can learn more about The Basics at https://thebasics.org

Discover


Online Learning and Fun

Read eBooks, research a topic, learn new skills, play games, or watch educational videos.

RPL Presents

View our Storytime and Craft Videos on the RPL YouTube channel.

VACU Financial Success for Kids

VACU helps RPL with Kiosks of children’s books about money.

Young Writers Workshop

Do you have a great idea for a story, but not sure what to do next? We can help!

Parents & Caregivers


RVA Reads

We recruit volunteer readers to read to each preschool class at Richmond’s Five Regional Preschool Centers.

SOL Resources

Find links to videos, hands on activities and more to help your child understand concepts or enhance their knowledge with extension activities.

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hoopla Binge Passes for Kids

Jennifer Deuell
February 24, 2023
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hoopla is a web and mobile library streaming service that RPL provides to our patrons completely free! Through it you can access eBooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, comics, music, and even TV shows. The best part is that you never have to wait to borrow a title. Every borrow is instantaneous. This is sooooo nice when you're just dying to watch something or you need that book for your book club that's meeting...tomorrow. In addition to the perk of instantaneous borrows, hoopla also offers something called a BingePass. These are passes to...

February Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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Welcome to the another installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....

January Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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Happy New Year, Readers! Welcome to the next installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....