Children - For Parents

In the event that a young person age twelve (12) or younger is still on the premises after the library closes to the public, the police will be called to pick up the young person. Attempts will be made during that time to reach parents, staff are not permitted to take young people home.

Math resources recommended by District 109

Grades K-5th Math homework assistance


Parents Guide to Protecting Kids Online
Children's book recommendations
Hey Parents!

Looking for help to find books for your child to read?
Check out these great websites!


School District 109 Parent Page
This new webpage set up just for parents of School District 109 will have information about upcoming meetings and other resources that will be helpful to families with regard to parent education and the importance of parent involvement with their childs education.


Cyberbullying: What Is Cyberbullying and How to Stop It

Cyberbullying:Facts About Cyberbullying and How to Stop It

CyberbullyingCyberbullying affects countless teens and adolescents. A 2015 random sample study of 11-15 year olds in the Midwest found that over 34% reported being the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime. Other studies have found that 1 in 4 teens have been cyberbullied. Victims of cyberbullying are much more likely to use alcohol and drugs, avoid school and have poor grades, experience depression and low self-esteem, and may even contemplate suicide.
Click the link for more information.

Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide
Below is a link from kids safety guide, which includes chapters on common household hazards for children of all ages, tv and internet safety for kids, firearm and gun safety for kids, and home childproofing tips.
The reason for is to help people make truly better decisions with guides written by industry experts. Because of their unbiased approach, many trusted websites, government sites, non-profit organizations, and interest groups already use our guides as resources for their readers.
Please click on this link  
Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide:  promotes the safe enjoyment of
technology. Here are some resources provided by that are related to teaching children how to stay safe online.'s aim is to spread awareness in a way to enable parents, caregivers
and students a better understanding in e-safety so everyone can enjoy the
internet safely and responsibly.

Internet Safety
On Guard Online - this site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.

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.

Encouraging Your Children to Read
The links below will take you to sites that provide great suggestions for helping your child develop and maintain an interest in reading. Check back often - we'll keep adding and modifying the list of suggested links.

20 Ways for Parents to Encourage Reading

Resources from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central
Tips for Reading Aloud with Elementary School Children
Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader

Best Children’s
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
Family Education
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.
TLS Books Free Worksheets
Need a little more help with school work or wishing to educationally occupy your kids then this site is full of free educational worksheets for PreK to Grade 5.
Scholastic School Success
Tips from scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from PreK to grade 8

Parenting Tips

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.

Great Books
Newbery Medal
Recognizes distinguished contribution to American children’s literature.

Caldecott Medal
Recognizes distinguished art in an American picture book.

Sibert Medal
Recognizes the most distinguished informational picture book published in English.

Geisel Award
Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.