Great 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.
Click on a genre, on an age range (babies to adult), and read book reviews in that section.
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.
iPad Early Digital Literacy Kit!
This iPad is specifically designed for children's early digital literacy. Full of apps and eBooks designed to help children develop reading, fine motor, language, cognitive and social skills.
Checks out for 2 Weeks!
Did you know the library has puppets that you can take home?
Take a puppet home to help tell your little ones a story, or take a few and put on an entire show!
Puppets get checked out for three weeks at a time.
Check Out A Telescope!
NOW Available, the NH Astronomical Society donated a telescope which families can check out to view the night skies!
Free Book Program
For children birth to age five.
This program is co-sponsored by the Barrington School Foundation. Click HERE for the application. Paper copies of the application are also available at the library.
On Guard Online -
this site from the federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips from scholastic to help your kids succeed in school from PreK to grade 8
Encouraging Your Children to Read
Best Childrenâ€™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.
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 childrenâ€™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.