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Parenting Resources

  • PlanetEsme: Book Reviews – Esme Raji Codell is an author of several books and a children's librarian. All books recommended by Madame Esme are read-aloud tested, kid approved.

  • Baby & Toddler Read Alouds – Take a peek at some of the great books we have! Share a book at bedtime, naptime or any time that's the right time for you and your child.

  • Family Read Aloud Club – This program invites parents to read aloud to their children during the school year. The aim of the program is two-fold: for families to spend quality time together and to promote lifelong literacy.

  • Getting your child to read – Recommendations to help you support your child's emerging reading skills, and keep these skills developing as your child grows.

  • Parenting Resource Books – Parenting is tough, but you don't have to do it alone. Find advice on all aspects of child-rearing in the many books written by childhood specialists and experts available at the library. Click here to browse part of our collection and request books online!

  • Read Aloud tips for parents – Recommendations on how to read aloud to your child.

  • Storytime

    • Baby & Me – Storytime program designed for ages birth to 18 months plus parent/caregiver. This includes songs and other activities that are age appropriate.
    • Tiny Tots – Storytime program designed for ages 18 to 36 months plus parent/caregiver. This includes songs and other activities that are age appropriate.
    • Born to Read – a program for ages birth to 36 months plus the parent/caregiver. This includes songs and other activities that are age appropriate.
    • Books-N-More – a program for children ages 3-5 plus the parent/caregiver. This includes songs, games and other activities that are age appropriate.
    • Family Night @ the Library – a program for the entire family. This program has lots of fun things for a family to do together.
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