Helping the children you're raising or are educating means finding resources for yourself as well. Find resources and networks through the library, check out the latest parenting book or magazine, or come to one of our day care provider programs.
Resources @ La Crosse Public Library
Calendar of Events: We don't only do programs for children! We have a monthly day care provider program and programs for parents. Contact us if your parenting or educator group would like a presentation about library resources.
Check out parenting books, books on education, special education books, and early childhood development:
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson
PBS for Parents: Find answers to child development questions, health issues, and ideas for birthday parties!
USA.Gov Resources for Parents: Information from the US Governement about child care, health and education issues, crime prevention and employment opportunities for kids.
Zero to Three: A national nonprofit organization that provides resources, support, and training for parents and others working with infants and preschoolers.
For Foster Parents
National Foster Parent Association: A national organization formed to support foster parents and the rights of foster children.
Be A Foster Parent.Com: Find out about foster parenting, how you can become a foster parent and other oppotunities to contribute to children's lives.
Foster Care and Adoptive Community: An online forum and continuing education site for foster parents.
PBS for Teachers: Make a connection with other teachers online and find continuing education resources.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC): Journals and scholarly publications for teachers and educators.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellent (FREE): Subject guides and resources from the US Government.
Educators Reference Desk: Lesson plans, question archive and resource guides on all things educational.
Teachers' Domain: A digital library of multimedia available for classroom use. Free registration required.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Center: Find continuing education resources, flyers, videos and programs to help educators work with children undergoing traumatic stress.