Library Resources for
Parents and Caregivers

Parents and other adults play important roles in children’s development. This page is designed to assist parents with finding information to resources for a wide range of topics.

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

Click here to reach the main website for Brighton Area Schools.

Register your kindergartner or your preschooler for the 2023 school year. Check back here soon

Click here to reach the main website for Charyl Stockwell Academy District.
Click here to reach the St. Patrick Catholic School’s website.

Click here to view the full database of private schools in Livingston County.

School Library Websites

Check out the BAS Media Center catalog website here.

BHS Reads (HS Students)
Books Worth Reading (Elementary Students)
Maltby Book Blog (Maltby Readers Grades 5-6)
Scranton Book Blog
(Scranton Readers Grades 7-8)

Media Reviews

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.

Reviews of current movies, recent videos, DVDs and music CDs. Each review makes it clear why a film or DC got the rating it did. Check it out here.

Health Information for Parents

Click here to reach the American Academy of Pediatrics website.

View teen and kid health-related issues with latest toy and children’s product recalls. To review the full website, click here.

This website is designed to help connect parents, communities and schools to improve the health and well-being of children and youth.

Education Links for Parents

View the Autism Alliance of Michigan website here.

View the full Autism Society of Michigan: Livingston County Resources page here.

Visit the full webpage for Autism Speaks here.

More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

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.

A partnership of local professionals, community leaders and parents committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system addressing all factors influencing a young child’s readiness for school and life. Visit the website here.

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View Lexile Leveled Reading Suggestions here.

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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.

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(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

Check out the BAS Media Center catalog website here.

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.

Assists families with infants and toddlers, from birth until 36 months or 3 years of age, who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability. Get more info on the website here.

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.

Online Hub for Southeast Michigan Moms. An Award winning website!

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.

Working to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development, with resources and services for parents, including childcare. Get more info here.