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 as well as the “Resource Lists” in our Library Catalog offer award-winning and highly regarded book recommendations. Just click the library catalog open, and click on “Resource Lists” as the image below suggests.

 

Also, by using the “Power” searching tab of our library catalog you can zero in on the interest/maturity level or reading level of works in our collection.

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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 (who continues her dedicated service to our community 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 The content is just so good, so it is archived below even though some links might be out of date and we have added great resources to our collection since those articles were written.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.

Book Selection in Open Libraries

A brief discussion of book selection in our library and some information on the range of materials available here.

Books for Parents

A small collection of titles worth reviewing.

Computer Use

Advice gathered from a variety of sources to keep your children safe while they are online.

Technology and Reading

Feeling torn? Here are some ideas for creating balance.

Reluctant Readers

Hints for encouraging reading in the teenage years.

Guysread.com

Jon Scieszka’s literacy initiative to encourage more reading among young men.

Graphic Novels

Learn more about this popular format that has both strengths and weaknesses.

Sci-Fi Anyone?

Where to start with this genre? Check it out.

Fantasy Anyone?

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

Vampires Anyone?

Cuz you just gotta.