Thursday, June 7, 2007

Parenting Resources Online

The library's Web site provides access to numerous electronic resources that can assist and inform harried parents of the Internet age.

The online catalog allows you to search for books, magazines and other resources that the library owns or subscribes to. Examples include Home Education magazine, books on infant care and parenting skills. If you have a Fauquier County Public Library card, you can log in from home and place requests to hold/reserve titles at your local branch.

Our list of Resources on the Web covers such topics as general parenting advice, Internet safety, education and child health and welfare. For instance, NetSmartz.org's site includes a number of online and offline activities for parents and children that teach Internet safety and prevent victimization. Or maybe you're not sure what sort of snack to prepare for the kids afterschool. KidsHealth for Parents offers up a number of tasty recipes that are organized by specific health concerns (lactose intolerance, diabetes, celiac disease, etc.).

If you are interested in library programs for children and teens, check out our list of programs and special events, like the 2007 Summer Reading Program.

I encourage you to check out all the great online resources we offer and then get offline and enjoy time with the kids.