Library Information for Parents

Our library print and e-book collections serve student patrons aged 10-22.  Since we have mature content on the library shelves and among the e-books, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s selection of age-appropriate resources. These library web pages (using the “What to Read Next” link) the TAB page offer lists of great reads. Also, the “Collections” in our Library Catalog offer award-winning and highly regarded book recommendations. Just click the library catalog open, and use the menu to navigate into “collections.”

Furthermore, the library catalog enables searches for books by entering a search term and then applying (via the “plus sign” icon) the interest/maturity level or reading level of works in our collection. For example, a student can search for “World War II” AND fiction, and dial up interest level grades 5-8 or Young Adult… or AD for adult.

On the library’s home page, you can access our Twitter feed–@HBWLibrary— where we often share resources for parenting in the digital age as well as timely information about opportunities for students to develop their college or career preparedness, especially as relates to information literacy skills development.  Is your child on pace to head to his or her next learning opportunities?  It can help to look over our Research Guides as well as our two sections (with their sub-menus that overview resources and instruction) of “Targeted Skills in Information Literacy for…”


Over the years, H-B’s former librarian Theresa Flynn (whose dedicated service to our community continued as APS’s Supervisor of Libraries) compiled invaluable advice on a variety of topics of interest to parents. The content is just so good, so it is archived below even though some links might be out of date and we have added great resources to our collection since those articles were written. Click on the links below to view each article.

Sci-Fi Anyone?

Where to start with this genre? Check it out.

Fantasy Anyone?

Sci-fi’s little sister.  Or big troll.  Your choice.

Graphic Novels

For all ages…