Parent/guardian resources

The library is here to provide resources and tools to better understand and support your children through their developmental stages.

Grants Pass School District 7

Get local school updates, district updates from the superintendent, and other important information from the Grants Pass School District.

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Three Rivers School District

Find school reopening plans, meal service updates, and more from the Three Rivers School District.

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Subject Guide

Use the Subject Guide to dig into topics of interest. From local history and computer basics to neurodiversity and STEM/Maker, explore resources provided by your librarians to research dozens of topics.
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We’re committed to supporting a thriving educational community (public, private, online, and/or homeschool) and the educational success of the students that they serve.

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Higher Education

Research colleges and universities, use online test prep tools, learn about financial aid, and explore online learning opportunities.

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Tough Topics

Connecting patrons to what they need is the library’s goal, but we also understand that patrons may be more comfortable researching some topics on their own.

Local resources

Family Connection
The Family Connection provides local parents with community resources and opportunities to learn and gain parenting skills, while building peer support networks.
The Sensory Space
Experience Southern Oregon's 1st Free Sensory Space for families with children of all abilities.
Women, Infant and Children Program
WIC helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them.
Growing Together Family Community Center
Experience Southern Oregon's 1st Free Sensory Space for families with children of all abilities.
Grants Pass School District 7 Parent Groups
Prepare your little one for Kindergarten, join a playgroup, or sign up for parenting workshops.

Read, watch, listen

Common Sense Media
Find reviews for what your child wants to read or watch — and trusted ratings with families in mind.
Find information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
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.

Developmental milestones in children

Understanding your child’s changing growth and development milestones is an important part of parenting. The CDC created a series of guides by age and stage, so you can better understand what your child is going through and spot any issues along the way.

Developmental milestones in tweens and teens

Since 2014, Understood has served millions of families with kids who learn and think differently. By providing resources, support, and community, they prevent youth from being left behind, addressing systemic issues such as high school dropout rates, underemployment, and the stigma surrounding disabilities.

The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian offers a wide variety of childrens crafts and educational tools. Play with puzzles, games, quizzes, and even 3D models of the Smithsonian’s most treasured objects.

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National Geographic Kids Virtual Library

Fun, substantive content takes kids aged six to 14 on adventures in science, nature, culture, and space.

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