Resources for Parents

In addition to the various books that you read with your child or children, the Youth Department also has a collection of >parenting books.  The titles in this collection address a variety of topics including parenting issues/ resources for teachers/ child care providers.  The staff would be happy to direct you to this collection where you might find helpful resources.
In order to meet the needs of our patrons, the Youth staff has designed bibliographies on “life issue” topics.  We hope that the list of books on the subjects of >toilet training, new sibling, divorce and death/grieving will be useful.  Please know that each list features only a few titles on that particular topic.  If you wish we are happy to help you locate additional titles.

External Links:

>Active For Life
This is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy”.

>Know Your Kids’ Rights
A great information guide to intellectual freedom and the right to read.

>Zero to Three
>National Association for the Education of Young Children
>Internet Safety

Get Crafty!

Are you looking for something to do with your children while at home? The youth staff can help you find books and other materials with craft ideas, games, and other activities to engage your children. In addition to the materials available in the library, here are a few of our favorite craft web sites:

>Artists Helping Children: Arts and Crafts

>Crayola Crafts

>DLTK Crafts for Kids

>Enchanted Learning Crafts

>Making Friends Programs and Crafts