December 24 - 25: All locations closed.
December 26:
Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed.
The Bookmobile will be out of service December 22 - January 2.

Parenting

Selected Websites

  • Adolescent Parent Network

    Guide to programs and services throughout Minnesota that work with pregnant and parenting adolescents.

  • Bridge to Benefits

    Multi-state project by Children's Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.

  • Child Care Aware of Minnesota

    Statewide network of community agencies offering comprehensive, individualized  listings of child care and education options.

  • Think Small

    Childcare referrals, training, resource library, and tips for parents.

  • Find Youth Info

    U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

  • Minnesota Department of Education

    Programs and services, information on graduation standards, and directories of schools and services statewide.

  • Minnesota Parents Know

    Resources on child development, parent education, child care and consumer safety information and includes links to Minnesota Department of Education and other trusted Web sites.

  • Parents - ED.gov

    Federal government resources for families, including preparing for school, K-12 schools in the community, helping children learn to read, helping special needs children, and preparing children for for college (and paying for it).

  • KidsHealth

    Children's health information presented for parents, for kids, and for teens.

  • Safe-a-Rooni

    Games and activities teach kids about safety. The site includes parents' checklists for fire safety, swimming safety, and other tips for staying safe at home and at play. From the Minnesota Safety Council and other regional safety councils.

  • Safe Kids Worldwide

    Provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. This site deals with child safety tips and standards. Information includes product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets and water safety to household poisons and the dangers of firearms.

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