Multiethnic Families

You are your child’s most important teacher, and we’re here to help. Our Parenting Collection is full of materials about growth and development from birth through teen years. Our youth services librarians have expertise in early literacy, child development, and children and young adult literature. We are always available to help you find just the right book, program, or information. Please ask!

For fun learning at home, check out Themebags (topics like Rhyme Time, Reptiles, Potty, New Sibling etc.).  Visit WiserKids, a blog written by our youth services staff for early literacy information and tips, ideas for growing readers, and book and media recommendations for preschool and school age kids.

For fun in the community, check out our Cultural Pass to Adventure, a Discovery Kit, and more.

2017 Parent Information Series

February 8 from 6:30-8:30 pm: Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages by Dr. Dawn Hendricks

February 15 from 7:00-8:00 pm: Parenting Wonderful Kids through Family Meetings by Katherine Foldes

March 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm: Face Time: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment by Doreen Dodgen-Magee

April 3 from 7:00-8:30 pm: How to Help Children Deal with Bullying by Leeza Steindorf

April 12 from 6:30-9:00 pm: Positivity, Self-Esteem, and Consequences: Helping Our Children Grow by Leeza Steindorf

April 24 from 7:00-8:30 pm: Communication and Conflict Resolution by Leeza Steindorf

May 23 from 6:30-8:00 pm: Countdown to Kindergarten-Preparing Your Child by Jeri Lyn Davis

All events are free, with no registration required. More details.


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Bullying Resources: Kids and Teens

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Bullying Resources: Young Kids

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Best of the Bookshelf: Flora and Ulysses

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