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Richmond Hill Public Library opens door to outdoor StoryWalk programs
Aug. 10, 2021

Over the summer, Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) has continued to reopen its services and offer a variety of programs and opportunities for the community to engage with the beautiful landscape, some of which combine a love of literacy with exploring nature.

The library started to reopen most of the in-person services in July, and welcomed customers back for study space, computer use, browsing shelves, reference support and picking up holds.

Throughout the summer, the library has been offering outdoor story times and StoryWalk opportunities. These outdoor programs are safe family experiences that allow the community to enjoy the local outdoor beauty of the four library locations while enjoying a children's book or stories and rhymes from staff.

The public library has also launched the annual Summer Reading Club for kids, which will be entirely virtual and has so far received over 600 registrations within the community.

The program has weekly virtual meetups for kids, prizes and virtual author visits as well.

Starting Aug. 1, RHPL's digital magazine collection will be available through PressReader. Digital magazines will no longer be available through the library's OverDrive account. PressReader offers over 7,000 magazines and newspapers in over 60 languages, all free with your RHPL card.

Registration for July, August and September online programs remains open. Explore a variety of programs including cooking clubs, STEAM activities and author visits.