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.

Talking to children about COVID-19

Learn about practical strategies to help children stay connected and active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Storytime in a Bag

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

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Websites, blogs, and publications

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. visit common sense media
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
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. visit reading rockets
Sesame street in communities
Sesame Street in Communities offers tons of lessons and fun activities to help parents and caregivers navigate all sorts of milestones, life lessons, and tough conversations. There’s even a whole section on health and hygiene. Visit Sesame street
Understood focuses on empowering people who learn and think differently and those who support them, offering customized, accessible resources and a compassionate community. visit understood
zero to three
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to raising children. The information and tools offered by Zero to Three are designed to support parents in developing their own ways to promote their children’s growth and development. visit zero to three