UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY
Children's Safety is our first concern
If a child under the age of eight is found unattended, a staff member will attempt to contract a parent or caregiver. If the no one can be reached, for the safety of the child the police will be called. Library staff will stay with the child until police arrive. The library is a public building and library staff are unable to care for children while performing library duties. Parents and Caregivers are asked to take to time ensure children understand basic personal safety guidelines when alone in a public building.
for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Encouraging Your Children to Read
20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading
Children Who Can Read, But Don't
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.
Helping with Homework
This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help (although there is a great homework section here...)
The main back-to-school page includes links on getting ready for school, back-to-school safety, 'what parents need to know this school year', and even breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes.
NetSmartz - this site created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, law enforcement to find information for internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. This site also has a link for parents with teens and a special section just for kids.
Cybersmart - this website created by the Australian government is great for resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.
FBI’s Parent Guide to Internet Safety - this is a direct link to the FBI's informational pamphlet to online exploitation and the risks to your children.
Health and Parenting Center
This site from WebMD covers popular hot topics in parenting and health, popular searches as well as access to their online parenting community.
Planned Parenthood - Tools for Parents
Great source for tips on talking to children about growing up
Language and Literacy Skills
Set the stage for a lifetime of learning! Read, talk, sing, write, and play with your child to develop and foster a lifetime of literacy. Created by the Multnomah County Library.
Recognizes distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.
Recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.
Recognizes the most distinguished informational picture book published in English.
Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.