Library Resources for
Parents and Caregivers
Helpful Parenting Tools and Tips
The Brighton District Library has developed a list of resources that is free to the public on a variety of subjects. Parents and other adults play important roles in children’s development.
Local School Information
Register your kindergartner or your preschooler for the 2023 school year. Check back here soon
School Library Websites
Dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Get more info here.
Parents can locate past or current movie and video reviews, which are listed according to three numerical “grades”: sex and nudity, violence, and profanity. Review the full website.
The nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys found here.
Health Information for Parents
View teen and kid health-related issues with latest toy and children’s product recalls. To review the full website, click here.
Education Links for Parents
View the full Autism Society of Michigan: Livingston County Resources page here.
Visit the Center for Parent Information and Resources website here.
For those seeking quality child care or parenting and child development resources. View this webpage here.
Information about Kindergarten readiness from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Education and Family Services. Find it all here.
Provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. Get more info here.
(ROR) promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud in pediatric exam rooms across the nation. Check out the website here.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has embraced improving the lives of young children as her first venture since leaving office. Her new early childhood initiative, “Too Small to Fail,” will be part of the foundation created by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. She will partner with Next Generation, a nonpartisan group that promotes scientific research about early childhood development. Read more about the program here.
General Parenting Information
Each webchat is designed to offer tips and information about hot topics in parenting and child health. We bring together panels of doctors, social workers and other child health specialists to give you the facts and answer your burning questions. Chats are free, require no special software installation, and you can participate from your home, office, or anywhere you have internet access. View the full website here.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Lists recalled products for kids.
Helps parents find the best early learning settings for their children and helps providers and educators improve the care they give to children. View the full website here.
The world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. View the website here.