Press Releases

Learn About E-Cigarettes and Quitting Smoking at Richmond Library2017-03-22


Richmond, BC – Do you want to find out how effective E-cigarettes are at helping people to quit smoking? If your answer is “yes”, join us for “E-Cigarettes: Does it Help to Quit Smoking” at Richmond Public Library on Friday, April 7 from 7 - 9 pm. This seminar, which is presented in English and Mandarin, will be held in the main floor Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. Registration is required.



The speaker, Dr. Renelle Myers, is a lung specialist from Vancouver Coast Hospital. She was the director of Interventional Pulmonology at the University of Manitoba’s Department of Medicine. In this seminar, she will share some truths about E-cigarettes and quitting smoking.



“This program is the first in a series of seminars on Lung Health which the library presents in partnership with BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Lung Screen Trial on the first Friday of each month from April to June. Each presenter is a medical specialist who will discuss a topics related to lung health based on their research and clinical experience,” said Wendy Jang, coordinator of Multicultural and Chinese Community Services.



For more information on this or other programs, phone 604-231-6462, go towww.yourlibrary.ca/events/ or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.

Contact:

Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Chinese Community Services, 604-231-6409, wendy.jang@yourlibrary.ca

Learning Together: Family literacy program now offered at Ironwood and Cambie Libraries2017-03-16


Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is excited to announce that our popular “Learning Together” family literacy program will return to both the Ironwood and Cambie Libraries in the spring of 2017. This eight-week program for preschoolers and caregivers will run at Ironwood on Wednesdays from April 5 to May 24 from 10 AM to 12PM and at Cambie on Thursdays from April 6 to May 25 from10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration is required.



Discover new ways to connect with your child and make learning fun. Parents and children ages 3-5 will use the alphabet, numbers, stories and play to learn literacy skills and help develop a love of reading.



“Being an elementary school teacher for 15 years, I was very impressed with this Program,” says Dr. Simmee Chung, parent of two children who attended the winter session. “What a great way to build a sense of community, and share with our children – a love for all literacies and learning.”



Activities, storytime and snacks are included in each weekly session.



For more details about the program, including dates, times and how to register, interested participants should check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.



Contact:

Jan Turner, Librarian, Kids Place, 604-231-6412, jan.turner@yourlibrary.ca

Richmond Public Library Launches a New Chinese / Korean Book2017-03-10


Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is launching a new book in Chinese, entitled “Adventures Shared on the Maple Leaf Road” 楓雨同路” on Friday, March 24 from 7 - 9 pm. This book launch, conducted in both English and Mandarin, will be held in the main floor Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. Everyone is welcome to attend.



“This book launch is presented in partnership with the Chinese Canadian Writers Association,” said Wendy Jang, coordinator of Multicultural and Chinese Community Services. “This collection of Chinese short stories by 15 local authors was compiled and edited by William Chan. All the stories are about life in Canada. It is also the first Chinese Canadian publication to be translated into Korean. The Korean edition, entitled, “He Is My Brother, He Isn’t: Selected Fiction by Canadian Chinese” is translated by scholars from Pusan National University and Literature and published by AMANZ in South Korea.” Both the Chinese and Korean editions will be launched at this event. The editor and some of the authors will be present to discuss their works and writing experienced.



For more information, phone 604-231-6462, go to or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.

Contact:

Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Chinese Community Services, 604-231-6409, wendy.jang@yourlibrary.ca

Celebrate Canada 150 with Our Canadian Bookcase 2017-02-28


Richmond, BC – Together in partnership with the Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR) and the Richmond Media Lab, Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce a unique commemorative project that you can contribute to!



TAGOR received a City of Richmond Canada 150 grant for a one-of-a-kind project called “Our Canadian Bookcase” in which, together with the community, expert TAGOR quilters will create a hanging quilt featuring 150 Canadian authors. All 150 authors represented in the hanging quilt will be nominated by the public. The finished hanging quilt will be a work of art, recognizing great Canadian writers and representing our community’s favourite storytellers.



This hanging quilt will be unveiled to the public at a special event on Thursday, June 15th at the Brighouse branch, and in the months to follow, it will travel throughout the community at a series of viewing events.
Starting on March 1st, the public can nominate their favourite Canadian Kids, Teen or Adult author. The first 150 valid entries received will be included in the hanging quilt’s design. All submissions received by March 31st will be eligible for a prize draw. One randomly drawn winner from each category (Kids, Teens and Adults) will receive a handmade, limited edition gift courtesy of TAGOR and a specially chosen age-appropriate book from RPL.



To inspire interested quilters in the community to learn more about this fun and satisfying craft and to enable the community to contribute to the making of this hanging quilt, TAGOR and the library will offer a series of community quilting workshops. These workshops will be held on March 25th and April 29th.



The Richmond Media Lab will be documenting the creation of the hanging quilt, the community workshops
and the unveiling event.



Full contest details and the entry form can be found here: bit.ly/FavAuthorCanada



Hurry! Your favourite Canadian author needs YOU to be represented on this piece of Canadian history. One vote per person per category.

Contact:

Lee Anne Smith, Coordinator, Programming, Digital and Information , 604-231-6417, lee anne.smith@yourlibrary.ca;

Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations, 604-231-6454 , stephanie.vokey@yourlibrary.ca

Learn Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers at Richmond Library2017-02-20

RICHMOND – If you are Mandarin speaker and want to learn to speak Cantonese like a native speaker, sign up for the Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers program.  This 10-session program will take place at Richmond Public Library on Tuesdays, March 7 – May 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Special Collection Room on the 2nd floor of the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. Space is limited, so registration is required.  To register, phone 604-231-6462, go to http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/events_calendar or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.


The teacher, Ronald Zhang, is a local writer and an expert in Chinese poetic prosody.  He has published books on classical Chinese poetry, couplets and Chinese culture, served as a judge in Chinese couplets competitions and given talks on Chinese language and literature at universities and community organizations. 


“This program will cover the Cantonese Pinyin system of Romanization, the 9 tones, pronunciation, and common vocabulary for everyday use. Fun activities will be used to help boost the participants’ confidence in speaking Cantonese.  A test will be administered at the last session to strengthen the participants’ knowledge of the language,” said Wendy Jang, coordinator of multicultural and Chinese community services.


About Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 

Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.  

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Contact:

Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Chinese Community Services, 604-231-6409, wendy.jang@yourlibrary.ca

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read2017-02-16


RICHMOND, B.C. – Freedom to Read Week will be celebrated across Canada from February 26 – March 4, 2017 in support of intellectual freedom for all individuals. This annual event emphasizes the importance of freedom of information and the rights of individuals to choose what they want to read, view and listen to. Richmond Public Library is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding censorship and how it affects people of all ages and backgrounds.



Mayor Malcolm Brodie has issued an official proclamation endorsing Freedom to Read Week. The library will mark this important event with displays of banned and challenged books at each of the branches. As always, the library provides community members with free access to a wide range of materials in a variety of formats, and librarians are always available to offer advice on age-appropriate books and other resources.



“In Canada, we must not forget that our freedom to read can never be taken for granted,” says Lee Anne Smith, Coordinator of Programming, Digital and Information Services. “Freedom to Read Week is an opportunity for Richmond Public Library to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding censorship and how it affects everyone.”



To find out more about Freedom to Read Week, visit www.freedomtoread.ca.

Contact:

Lee Anne Smith, Coordinator, Programming, Digital and Information , 604-231-6417, lee anne.smith@yourlibrary.ca;

Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations, 604-231-6454 , stephanie.vokey@yourlibrary.ca

Education Week – celebrating a partnership with Richmond Schools 2017-02-15

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is proud to contribute to Education Week, an annual celebration hosted by the Richmond School District. The library supports Education Week as part of its commitment to helping students, parents and their families to excel and grow within the new BC School Curriculum. This celebration provides the library with a great opportunity to showcase our ongoing collaboration with the School District. This year, the library is hosting three special events:

From February 26th through March 4th, stop by the Brighouse branch to view aboriginal art displays, featuring unique works created by local students.

On February 26th, all are welcome to attend an informal meet and greet with the Richmond School Board Trustees. Bring your questions and come say “hello”!

On March 2nd, bring your school-aged children to the library to enjoy a special edition of Reading Buddies. Participants will be matched up with a School Board Trustee to hear captivating and exciting stories meant to stimulate your child’s love of reading.

All events are drop-in and take place at the Brighouse branch. No registration required. For more information about these and other events, please check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.

About Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 

Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.  


Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca

Melanie Au Coordinator, Children and Family Services Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6425 Melanie.Au@yourlibrary.ca

Be kind today and always – Pink Shirt Day at Richmond Public Library 2017-02-15

Richmond, BC – On February 22, will YOU wear pink in support of creating kindness in your community? If you’re looking for inspiration about how you can help inspire and promote acts of kindness in your community, look no farther than RPL.

Starting February 19th, come into the Brighouse branch where you’ll see our walls sprinkled with information about the origins of Pink Shirt Day, also known as Erase Bullying Day.  You’ll find inspiring stories of teens that have shown extraordinary courage in the face of bullying and places to write your own messages about your own acts of kindness. Nearby, we’ll have a number of book displays on the topic of bullying if you’d like to learn more. There will also be customized booklists for kids, teens and adults.

Pink shirt day is being celebrated on February 22nd by community organizations, the Richmond School District and local businesses across the community. Will you share the message of kindness with your families and help us to put an end to bullying?

Many library staff will be wearing pink on February 22nd to share the message of kindness with all who visit our branches. Join us and create a wave of pink kindness!

About Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 

Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.  


Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca

James McCann Digital Services Technician Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6417 James.McCann@yourlibrary.ca

Spend your Spring Break at Richmond Public Library 2017-02-09


Richmond, BC – It’s never too early to start planning for Spring Break, and RPL has got you covered with a host of activities for children of all ages that focus on literacy, science, tech, games and of course, lots of fun! Kids will learn something fresh, build new skills, make new friends and try activities that support exploratory learning.



This year RPL is pleased to welcome children’s author Dana Salim. The library is also offering a variety of fun science and tech programs. Come enjoy a special Mad Science show, learn how to make digital flip books, create super hero movies and much, much more!
“We know that parents and their children are always looking for inspiring, educational, fun and interesting activities during Spring Break,” says Cindy Ho, Digital Services Librarian at Richmond Public Library. “There is truly something for everyone this March break at RPL and we look forward to welcoming the community to these exciting events.”



For a full listing of all program information, including recommended ages, branch locations and program times, please check out our program guide at http://bit.ly/RPLspring. Some activities are drop-in but many are registered and are first-come, first-serve.
Registration opens on Monday February 20. Don’t miss out!

Contact:

Melanie Au, Coordinator, Children and Family Services, 604-231-6425, melanie.au@yourlibrary.ca;

Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations, 604-231-6454 , stephanie.vokey@yourlibrary.ca

Spanish Cafe2017-01-27

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is pleased to offer a Spanish Café, which provides an opportunity for Spanish-speaking members to get together and discuss topics of particular interest to the Spanish community. This café will run the last Wednesday of each month from 10:00 pm to 12:30 pm at Brighouse Branch. Registration is required.  

Each month, a different topic will be discussed in Spanish. In February, the topic being discussed is The Legal System in Canada and Resources Available for the Community.

“This program is a great opportunity for Spanish speakers in the community to meet, share ideas and learn about interesting topics and community services,” said Ariana Galeano, Librarian I.

For more information about this or other programs offered, phone 604-231-6413, go online to www.yourlibrary.ca/events/ or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.

About Richmond Public Library

Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 

Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.  

Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca

Ariana Galeano Librarian I Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6459 Ariana.Galeano@yourlibrary.ca

Richmond Public Library Announces Winners of the Chinese New Year Couplets Contest2017-01-26

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library, together with the Richmond Public Library Chinese Couplets Study Club is pleased to announce the winners of the Chinese New Year Couplets Contest that ran from October 27, 2016 – January 27, 2017. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, February 10 at 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall of Richmond Public Library and Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond. This event is part of the library’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

The first line is: 各族樂花城,五德新春迎五福

1st Prize / 冠軍:Annie Feng 木蘭投虎帳,千金壯志載千秋。


2nd Prize / 亞軍:王時杰 洪雷驚玉宇,三聲禮炮賀三元。

3rd Prize /季軍:程宗慧 Zonghui Cheng 明時多德政,千樁盛事利千家。

In addition, the following contestants received an Honorable Mention:
Eric Lau、Dan Wong黃得、Ada Tam胡秀珍、梁廷槐、王同衛、Chan Wah YIng陳華英、曾寶璇、黃玉梅、Echo Chan陳愛雯、Eric Lew廖志偉
The following contestants received an Outstanding Award:
Lulu Liu、楊清樹、李京媛、吳潤珍、Tom Chung、Otto Chu、Joannie Wong、黎麗萍、甄銓沾
Contestant Glenda Ho received an Encouragement Award.
Congratulations to all our contest winners! The top three prize winners will receive a copy of their couplet written by a local calligrapher and a certificate. The other winners will receive a certificate and a gift.
The organizers would like to thank the judges, Ronald Zhang, A Nong, Li Tianxing, and Shen Jiazhuang; the calligraphers, Lau Wai Yin, Zhenpeng Huang and William Chan; and the prize donors, Frame Craft Industry Corp. and Ada Tam.
For information about other upcoming multicultural events at the library, phone 604-231-6413, go to www.yourlibrary.ca/events/ or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.

Contact:

Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Chinese Community Services, 604-231-6409, wendy.jang@yourlibrary.ca

Page Turners Book Club2017-01-18


Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce the start-up of a new adult book club. This club will run the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Brighouse Branch. Registration is required.



Each month a different book will be discussed. In February, the book being discussed is The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Registered participants can pick up a copy at the front desk of the Brighouse Branch as early as four weeks before the meeting.



“This book club is a great way to encourage social interaction and participation among our community with fun and lively discussions,” said Ariana Galeano, Librarian I.



Did you know that the library also offers more than 150 book club sets and book recommendations to book clubs registered with the library? Find out more at http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/books_dvd/book-club-sets.


Contact:

Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator, Marketing, 604-231-6454, stephanie.vokey@yourlibrary.ca;

Ariana Galeano Librarian I 604-231-6459 Ariana.Galeano@yourlibrary.ca

Celebrate the Black History Month at Richmond Public Library2017-01-18


Richmond, BC – To celebrate Black History Month in February, Richmond Public Library is working with the City of Richmond, Mary Wilson from Richmond Black History Month and Chimo Community Services to present a series of free events.



On Friday, February 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Opening Ceremony will take place in Richmond’s City Hall Council Chamber. The Opening Ceremony will include a tribute to the Canadian veterans of African/Black descent and to Jean Augustine, the MP who introduce a motion in Parliament to recognize February as Black History Month in Canada. There will be music and light refreshments will be served.



On Sunday, February 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., there will be a seminar entitled Hogan’s Alley: a Look at an Early Black Community in Vancouver’s Strathcona Neighourhood Then and Now. Yasin Misago from African Descent Society will talk about some of the well-known residents, including Jimi Hendrix’s grandmother, of this early Black community.



On Thursday, February 16 from 6:30-9:00 p.m., a film entitled Selma, will be shown. Selma is an award-winning film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to secure voting rights for Black citizens in U.S.A. There will be a discussion following the film show.



On Wednesday, February 22 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., there will be a seminar on Early Black Pioneers in BC. Valin Mars from BC Black Society will talk about the early Black settlers to BC and the contributions made by some Black leaders to this province.
The seminars and film will be held in the Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. Everyone is welcome to attend.



“Black Canadians have made significant contributions to Canada. These programs will provide opportunities to gain a better understanding of the experiences of Black Canadian and honour the legacy of the Black community,” said Wendy Jang, coordinator of multicultural and Chinese community services.
For more information, phone 604-231-6413, go online to www.yourlibrary.ca/events/ or visit any branch of Richmond Public Library.

Contact:

Wendy Jang, 604-231-6409, Coordinator, Chinese Community Services, wendy.jang@yourlibrary.ca

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Richmond Public Library 2017-01-13


Richmond, BC – It’s almost time to celebrate Chinese New Year, which means that Richmond Public Library is getting set to invite the community to help welcome in the Year of the Rooster. Library visitors interested in learning more about Chinese culture and what kind of celebrations take place to mark the arrival of the New Year will enjoy a wide variety of literacy-based programs and events to suit all ages and interests.



The fun kicks off on Saturday, February 4 with a puppet show, arts and crafts and a chance to try Chinese painting or calligraphy. If Lantern Riddles are your passion, then you can also enter our Lantern Riddle contest. Pick up an entry form in-branch and drop it off between January 28 and February 12. Events wrap up on Friday, February 10 with a celebration of Spring organized by the RPL Chinese Classic Study Club and RPL Chinese Couplets Study Club, including poetry recitation, music, dancing and a prize ceremony for the winners of the Chinese Couplet contest that ran in December.



All events take place at the Brighouse branch.



“People that are born in the Year of the Rooster generally work hard and are resourceful, courageous and talented,” says Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Multicultural and Chinese Community Services. “The events we are offering this year to celebrate the Year of the Rooster will be fun and interesting for Roosters and for people born in other Zodiac years. Come and see for yourself!”



For more details about these and other programs, please check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.

Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca
Wendy Jang Coordinator, Multicultural and Chinese Community Richmond Public Library 604-231-6409 Wendy.Jang@yourlibrary.ca

Richmond Public Library offers new collections and programs at Hamilton, beginning January 21st 2017-01-06

Richmond, BC – Starting on January 21st, the library’s Saturday service at Hamilton Community Centre is changing, and we think you’re going to like it! We’re bringing exciting new collections and literacy-based activities to Hamilton. There will be something for everyone and whether you’re a regular member or new to the library and curious to find out more, come and experience all that RPL has to offer in 2017!

There are fresh new collections for readers of all ages to discover and borrow. Then, after you’ve checked out your books, spend your afternoon exploring a variety of themed book-based activities. Every Saturday, there will be hands-on activities scheduled from 2 – 4 PM related to one of four theme days.

Make Saturdays at Hamilton your favourite day of the week! You can come on your own, with your family or bring a friend. It’s up to you! Everyone is welcome and all events are drop-in.

For more details about these and other programs, please check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.

Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca
Anne Bechard Head of Digital Services Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6439 Anne.Bechard@yourlibrary.ca

Branch hours are being restored as of February 17th2017-01-06

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce that as of February 17th, the hours of operation at the Cambie, Ironwood and Steveston branches will be restored to their original times.
Beginning February 17th, the Cambie and Steveston branches will be open Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM, and the Ironwood branch will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM. Brighouse branch hours remain unaffected.
Restoring the hours at the branches was identified as a priority for both the library and the City of Richmond in 2017.
“In 2017, the library is poised to offer some very exciting collections, partnership programs, services and learning opportunities to the community. In order to improve our members’ access to these programs and services, it was essential to restore branch hours,” says Susan Walters, Deputy Chief Librarian at Richmond Public Library.
For the latest information about these changes, please refer to the library’s website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Richmond Public Library
Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 
Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference. 

Contact:

Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library
T 604-231-6454
Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca

"Learning Together" Family literacy program now offered at Ironwood and Cambie Libraries2017-01-03

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is excited to announce that our popular “Learning Together” family literacy program will return to both the Ironwood and Cambie Libraries in January 2017. This eight-week program for preschoolers and their caregivers will run at Ironwood on Wednesdays, Jan. 18 to March 8 from 10-12 PM and at Cambie on Thursdays, Jan. 19 to March 9 from 10:30-12:30 PM. Registration is required.


Participants will discover new ways to connect with their child and make learning fun. Parents and children ages 3-5 will use the alphabet, numbers, stories and play to learn literacy skills and help develop a love of reading. A previous program participant reports that “We have a lot of fun, reading and playing games together… things that we usually did before, but now with a better understanding and even better techniques to make it fun and interesting for them.” Activities, storytime and snacks are included in each weekly session.


For more details about this program, including dates, times and how to register, interested participants should check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.


About Richmond Public Library


Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go.


Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.

Contact:

Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca;

Jan Turner Librarian, Kids’ Place Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6412 jan.turner@yourlibrary.ca
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