Parent resources

We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy. The library can help.  We can connect you to print and online resources, and even local contacts, whatever the subject.

Storytime in a Bag

Try storytime at home with a thematic kit prepared for you by our librarians.

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Podcasts

Raising awesome kids takes help. Here are some of our favorite parenting podcasts.
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Life Kit: Parenting

NPR brings us science and experts to get through the toughest parenting moments.

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Little Kids, Big Questions

Zero to Three discusses how babies begin to develop self-control in the first 3 years.

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We Are Family

We Are Family shines a light on the beautiful diversity of today’s families.

Reading, watching, learning

COMMON SENSE MEDIA
Find reviews for what your kids want to watch before they watch it. These trusted ratings are created with families in mind.
READING ROCKETS
Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
UNDERSTOOD
Understood focuses on empowering people who learn and think differently and those who support them, offering customized, accessible resources and a compassionate community.

Helpful websites

Just in Time Parenting
This free parenting newsletter is delivered by email and specific to your child’s age and needs.
SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIES
Find lessons and fun activities to help navigate all sorts of milestones, life lessons, and tough conversations. There’s even a whole section on health and hygiene.
Talking to children about COVID
Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Local resources

211info
A great resource to locate childcare providers, foster parent support, and more. Visit 211info
family connection
The Family Connection is the regional parenting hub of Jackson and Josephine counties. They provide parents with community resources and opportunities to learn and gain effective parenting skills, while building peer support networks. visit the family connection