Barrington Public Library


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Websites for Parents

New Hampshire Family Voices
This is a Library that will loan materials through the mail to any NH resident (Free of Charge) on subjects pertaining to children, especially with special needs.

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Provides families with educational programs and support services, which will enhance their ability to raise healthy children in caring homes.

Common Sense Media
Reviews of TV, movies, computer games, books, music and web sites. You can search by age and media.

National Parenting Center
Articles about each stage of a child’s life searchable by keyword.

Local Childcare Centers
Go to the NH Department of Health and Human Services to find a listing of licensed Childcare Centers.  Search by name of the facility, town or zip code.


Encourage Your Child 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.

Resources from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) - Literacy Central

Resources for encouraing Reading with Elementary School Children

Choosing Books for a Reluctant Reader

Best Children's Book.org
This website is created by teachers and general public. It's a good source if your looking for books by subject or level.

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.


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.

Interland
If you are looking for a fun way to learn internet safety in a game format for either you, your kid, or even an older grandparent, this google game is great for all ages!


Helping with Homework Aids

Family Education
This site is packed with 'back-to-school' information - and it goes beyond homework help. 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 Pre-K to Grade 5.

Scholastic School Success
Tips from scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from Pre-K to grade 8.


Find 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