For Parents & Educators

Parents | Educators



The library has a comprehensive collection of books and other materials reflecting the latest thinking about parenting children of all ages. Ask us for suggestions.

Activity Room

Our third floor Activity Room is open most times of the day for infants, toddlers, and their parents to play and socialize.

Book A Trip

Keep the library in mind when planning your vacation. Let us know what your child likes, and we’ll create a bundle of materials and have them waiting for you at the Youth Services Desk.

Fill out the Book A Trip form.


We host series on topics of interest to parents, including early brain development, literacy skills and language acquisition, youth health issues, and the influence of the Internet.

Visit the events calendar.

Preschool Fair

Parents can streamline the search process for a preschool or pre-kindergarten program by meeting representatives of area schools at this annual event. The schools will provide information about philosophy, programs, availability and the application process.



We have a wide range of books to support the professional development of teachers from preschool through grade 12.

Library in a Box

Preschool teachers can borrow a box filled with books, music and games to keep in their classrooms for up to a month.

Curriculum Support Services

Our staff can suggest materials from the library’s collection to assist your teaching or to aid in research by your students. Let us know what units you’re teaching or a project that’s on the horizon, and we’ll curate appropriate materials.

Digital Resources

Looking for a way to reinforce the language you’re teaching? Suggest that your students check out our free online Mango service. Searching for a film to show in class? Choose from thousands of documentaries in our Films on Demand collection, which can be streamed into your classroom.

School Visits

We are out in the community visiting preschools and supporting teachers in promoting the benefits of early childhood literacy for lifelong learning.

Art Board

If you would like to exhibit artwork by your students, the third floor has a large display area that can serve as a gallery for work.