Summer is almost over and school looks very different this year.  Are you embracing the new reality or in a panic (or a bit of both)? Whether your kids are completely online, in homeschool, or another arrangement, we have great books and resources to help your family through this transition.  

Back to School or Beginning School and Daycare

Need books about going back to school or starting school or day care for the first time? Place a hold on titles you would like, wait for your hold notifications and then make an appointment to pick up your books!

All Are Welcome!

Our list of picture book read-alouds will inspire thoughtful conversations. Share with elementary age kids grades K-5 to create an inclusive learning community.

Managing Worry and Germs in the Time of COVID-19: Recommended Titles

Children’s book recommendations from ALA (American Library Association) including nonfiction information about epidemics, germs, ways to manage anxiety and how to cope with feelings children may experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Have a child starting Kindergarten in a Beaverton School this fall?  Visit BSD’s Kindergarten page for enrollment information, how to prepare your children for Kindergarten and what on-line learning will be like.   

Want info for older children who are attending a Beaverton School this fall?  Find more information at their Return to School page.

Other Resources: 

FACT Oregon helps thousands of families each year navigate raising a child experiencing disability.  Their page COVID-19 and Distance Learning Resources offers Webinars and toolkits to help guide families through what special education and distance learning might look like this fall. 

#LookToLibraries for Support during a Pandemic. The American Library Association has curated resources to help families and their children navigate and adjust to drastic changes in routines and the lack of access to familiar people and places as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include tip sheets, podcasts, booklists and activities to support family’s well-being.