Due dates are back in effect. All HCPL locations are now open to the public. Learn more about our phased reopening.

 In preparation for Summer Reading, youth materials are going fine-free in Summer 2021. Get the details.

Kids Space

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  • Virtual Storytimes

    Join us online for storytimes with familiar faces! Tune in through our Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM for family storytime, and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for pajama storytime.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

Children who are exposed to lots of books early in life are better prepared once they start Kindergarten. Read with your little one and try to reach the goal of 1000 books before they start kindergarten, and earn cool prizes along the way!

Learn more about the program and how to participate offline with a paper log on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page.

Get started with tracking your reading online.

Latest Kids News

06 May 2021
This week is Resilience Week, and we are again partnering with Greater Richmond SCAN to share titles for young readers that celebrate and uplift stories of resilience. This is also the first week of Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to share...

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Kids Books

Fun and fascinating fiction and nonfiction for elementary-aged kids. View Newsletter    Subscribe

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Games & Learning Fun

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    Minecraft Club Play Minecraft with friends and explore our virtual libraries. Learn more.
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  • Other Games

    • National Geographic Kids
      Trivia, challenging mazes, and games for kids 8+
      National Geographic Kids
    • Nick Dot TV
      Your favorite Nick characters like Spongebob, TMNT, Power Rangers and more.
      Nick.tv
    • Nick Junior
      Your favorite Nick Jr. characters like Dora, Yo Gabba Gabba, Umi Zoomi & Bubble Guppies.
      Nickjr.com
    • NASA Kids Club
      Become a space explorer, track the astronauts, and play games with Buzz Lightyear and Elmo.
      NASA Kids Club
    • Sesame Street
      Educational games with your Sesame Street friends. You can customize by age and topic.
      Sesame Street
    • PBS Kids
      Games and activities based on your favorite characters, such as Caillou, Daniel Tiger, and Word Girl.
      PBS Kids
    • Chateau Meddybemps
      Games, activities, stories and more by age and category.
      Chateau Meddybemps
    • Funbrain
      Classic games like Suduko, tic tac toe, and word games, indexed by age.
      Funbrain
    • Poptropica
      Play various games while you explore a virtual world.
      Poptropica
    • Seussville
      Games and activities while learning all about Dr. Seuss and his books.
      Seussville

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