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Contact Ms. Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org or call 724-287-1715 for more information or to register for youth programs and events.

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Family Place Libraries™

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 300 sites in 23 states and continues to grow.

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Power Kids is a kid-friendly interface for Power Library. It provides access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.

Parent Recommended Websites

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

    • Their “You and Your Family” section offers a parent resource guide, a pediatric referral service, an immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health issues.

  • Autism Society of America

    • Offers support and educational materials for children, adolescents, and adults (and their families) with autism and related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. A yearly conference sponsored by the society is available providing a comprehensive understanding and update on autism and related disorders.

  • BabyCenter

    • Information for parents and advice from experts on topics from pre-conception through toddlerhood.

  • Cerebral Palsy Group

    • Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.​

  • Cerebral Palsy Guide

    • Cerebral Palsy Guide provides parents with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and the treatment options that are available. This site also offers emotional and financial support resources.​

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)

    • This non-profit parent-based organization provides links to information regarding Attention Deficit Disorder including treatment, legal rights and services, parenting and ADD in the classroom. Included is information about materials offered by CHADD.

  • Common Sense Media

    • Common Sense Media is a great site for parents to gain knowledge of the content in the media their children are consuming whether it be books, movies, television, or apps.
      Common Sense Media is 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.

  • Family.com

    • Activities, entertainment, parenting, pet, parties, recipes and travel. Owned by Disney.

  • Get Ready to Read

    • This website from the National Center for Learning Disabilities is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers identify difficulties with reading in the critical early stages of a child’s development. Also features three interactive games to use online. Site can be accessed in English or Spanish.

  • Homeschool World

    • ​​Obtain the latest homeschooling news and articles. This site is updated very frequently and is created by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling and Homeschool PC.

  • Kids Health

    • Nemours Foundation site that offers parents sections on general medicine and surgical health issues. Articles on asthma and allergies, bones and muscles, ear, nose and throat, emergencies, fevers, growth and development, infection pain, sleep and vaccines.

  • National Down Syndrome Society

    • NDSS offers education, research and advocacy at this site with general, clinical and special programs information, as well as links to other sites on the Internet focusing on Down Syndrome.

  • PBS for Parents

    • The website of the Public Broadcasting Station offers an assortment of topics from which to choose including: Child Development, Education, Food & Fitness, Fun & Games, and Issues & Advice.

  • Scholastic for Parents

    • Features information on a variety of topics including: Books & Reading, Child Development, School Help, Activities, and Parent Guides.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • Official website offers news and a consumer health information finder, consumer information, topical highlights of national interest such as the “Back to Sleep” campaign to help prevent SIDS, and a search feature.​

  • World History Encyclopedia

    • World History Encyclopedia is one of the world’s most-read history publications with nearly 30 million annual readers. Our non-profit organization's mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and improve history education worldwide. The encyclopedia is written at an academic level but is easy to read; we highlight the “story” aspect of history. Everything is searchable by keywords, categories, time periods and subject matter. We also publish videos and audio articles, giving people many different ways to learn about history.​

  • Zero to Three

    • The website of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has information for professionals and for parents. Professional information includes programs and services, a bookstore, National Training Institute, newsroom and sponsorship opportunities. Parent section includes information on play, beginning literacy, bookstore and child development, including a special section on the development of the brain.

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