Youth Services

About the Youth Department

The Youth Services Department focuses on programming and collections for patrons from birth to eighth grade. As a certified Family Place Library™, RHPL youth librarians are specially trained to offer support to parents of young children and provide specialized programs designed to encourage early literacy skills. RHPL librarians can help you and your school-aged child with book recommendations, database and other homework help demonstrations, resource sharing, and year-round programming and events designed to engage kids of all ages.

Stop in to say hello, or click the link below to contact a youth librarian.

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2024 Battle of the Books

Calling all 5th graders! Battle of the Books is back and participation is fun and easy. All you have to do is form a tem, read amazing books, and battle!

Kickoff Video Kickoff PDF
Coaches Presentation Coaches Tips
Parent Guide Battle Bookmark

Bright By Text

Bright by Text is a program that provides information on child development and local resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8. Available in English and Spanish, Bright by Text sends text messages right to your cell phone.
Text FAMILYPLACE to 274448 to sign up.

Learn More about Bright By Text

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Can't stop by? Need something in a hurry? Use your library card to check out thousands of resources, right at your fingertips.

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Youth Book Bundles

Read all your favorites already? A RHPL youth librarian can surprise you with 5 books for easy grab and go, or you can ask for a personalized book pick, for more specific recommendations.

Personalized Book Picks Surprise Book Bundles

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