Parents’ Page

On this page you will find Miss Jan’s monthly Bookworm Newsletter and a large variety of resources available at our Library and online!

When you visit the Library, make sure to look for the amazing resources in the Parenting Section of the Children’s Area in our Library! It is full of valuable information about topics ranging from pregnancy to parenting to grandparenting, information about raising a child with special needs, tip books on getting babies to sleep and potty training, and resources galore about games to play and exploration. Materials that focus on American Sign Language can be found in the children’s non-fiction section as well as our Language Center.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Early Literacy Program

This early-literacy program is a family reading project for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and is a great tool to help families prepare their little ones for later reading success.
A family reading project means that the whole family can be involved; older siblings can read to younger siblings, grandparents can read to grandchildren,  even babysitters  and friends can help, too! It all counts toward the goal of 1,000 books before kindergarten.
Don’t feel discouraged…it’s much easier than you think!  We have information at the front desk to help you get started.

1,000 Books Info Sheet

1,000 Books Introduction and Reading Log of First Set

1,000 Books Reading Log of the Second Set

1,000 Books Third Set

1,000 Books Fourth Set


Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2019

Click below to see what the new friends did while the Library was closed.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2019



Click here to learn about all of the early learning resources the Library offers parents and children! Games, puzzles, activity kits, digital resources and more!



Summer Reading Program

The countywide Public Library Summer Reading Program is open to children and teens of all ages. Program components include 4 reading levels: Read Aloud (birth-4 years), Elementary (ages 5-9), Tween (ages 10-12) and the Teen level (ages 13-19).

Read Aloud for ages 4 & younger: Pick up a Read Aloud Log. Do activities & read aloud books to your child. Earn prizes!

Junior Level for Ages 5-9: Pick up a Junior Reader Log. Read and do activities…earn prizes!

Tween Level for ages 10-12: Pick up a Tween Reader Log. Read for time. Earn prizes!

Teen Level for ages 13-19: Pick up a Teen Read Log. Read for time & earn prizes!

Click here for more information!


Power Library: Essential Tools for Parents


Click HERE to be directed to the link!


Do You Have a Child who is Learning to Drive?’s free driver’s ed program is designed to prepare aspiring as well as more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers to Pennsylvania, or senior citizens) to pass their PennDOT written exam. It includes unlimited access to the official state driver’s manuals, practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a PennDOT-related FAQ. The program doesn’t collect any personal information from its users.

Click here to get started at


Tutoring is a great tool with highly vetted tutors that is for students needing a little help or a lot of guidance getting past those tough questions….


Family Museum Passes

Remember that we have Family Museum Passes available for the museums shown here – check them out with your Library Card! Each pass is good for 4 family members. Most passes are available for year-round entertainment! Visit the Library Catalog tab on our Home Page and enter your museum of interest to check for availability or to reserve your passes!



For all of our Early Learning Educational Resources, please click on this link.

Also, below are a variety of fun and educational online sites…


The Best Middle Grade Books of 2016 – Kirkus Reviews
20166 Nominees: Young Readers – Kirkus Reviews


National Center for Learning Disabilities

A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.
A collection of hands-on science and math activities, created by staff from science museums around the country, this website is a resource for educators, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone looking to teach school-aged children about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using interactive, non-classroom methods.


Engineer Girl
The Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.


Common Core – State Standards Initiative
Devoted to the task of defining Common Core State Standards, this site provides detailed definitions of what students are expected to learn. It serves as a resource to teachers and parents embarking on the education of young people, especially in the context of relevance to real-world knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in college and careers.


Student’s Internet Research Guide

One of the oldest and broadest directories of carefully chosen web sites for students, this father-son collaboration is a “go-to” destination for anyone with homework to do, a research or science project, or any other informational need.


Start With A Book

Themed books (fiction and nonfiction) and activities to engage children in reading and learning during the summer.  Helpful literacy tips, resources and printables for parents and caregivers. “Read. Talk. Explore.”


Woo! Jr

Kids crafts, printables, kid-friendly recipes and more.