Parents

Useful Websites

  • Between the Lions
    Help your child to learn to read and write with this series of resources and activities based on the PBS series.
  • Common Sense Media
    This site helps you take the guess work out of letting your child see the newest block buster or video game. Find reviews, content information, and age appropriate recommendations for movies, video games, books, and other media.
  • Great Websites for Kids
    Find vetted, educational websites on a variety of topics perfect for children. Perfect for letting your child explore the wonders of the internet without all the worry about content.
  • Kirkus Book Reviews
    A great place to learn about the newest children's books being published.
  • School Library Journal Book Reviews
    A great place to learn about the newest children's books being published.
     

Be A Reading Family: Tips and Tricks

Raising a reader starts at birth and doesn’t have to stop once your child begins to read on their own. Try the following tips to connect with your child and create a love of reading in your own family. You can also view the full brochure, Be a Reading Family .

  • Read for pleasure
  • Try an audiobook!
  • Create a print-rich environment
  • Play with words and language & share stories and create new ones together.

Be A Reading Family: Books to Help

Check out these books with more great ideas on how to create a reading family, all available through the library.

Be A Reading Family: Other Ideas

  • Library's Summer Reading Program
    Participate in summer reading! When school is out, encourage your kids to keep reading towards a goal – and they can win free books and coupons for food and other fun activities! The event takes place each year around the end of May.
  • Children’s Notables Books
    Every year, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) compiles a list of Notable books for young readers.
  • Youth Media Awards 
    Another set of award winning books from the American Library Association including books on special topics that might resonate with your family.