Resources for Parents & Teachers

Child Reading a BookGet Ready to Read

Children who enter school with strong pre-reading skills are ready to succeed.  As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher.  Here are some fun, easy ways to help your child get ready to read: 

  • Sing - Singing songs and learning rhymes helps children hear the smaller sounds in words.  
  • Talk - Talking with your child and listening to what they have to say teaches kids to tell their own stories.
  • Read - Reading together creates a love of books, and is the very best way to  build a rich vocabulary. 
  • Play -  Kids learn best when they are having fun and exploring their world!
  • Write - Look at letters and help your child see that print is everywhere.  

The library offers thousands of children’s books, plus storytimes and other resources to help you raise a reader. Library staff is ready to help you find what you are looking for – ask us!

NovelistPlus  Like a book and want to find more like it?

OverDrive eBooks for kids  Downloadable eBooks selected by our staff for kids.

Story Blocks  A collection of 30-60 second videos designed for parents, caregivers, and library staff. A project of the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy and Rocky Mountain PBS.

TumbleBooks are animated talking picture books that are sure to delight!
This resource is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant 45.310: State Library Program.

Child using laptop

Online Safety

Childnet Online safety advice for parents and carers of young children. 

GetNetWise Information on how to have safe, constructive, educational or entertaining online experiences.

NetSmartzKids  An interactive site for kids ages 5-17 yrs to practice their online safety skills.