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.

Our Catalog is a gateway…

The following video is relevant to how our catalog lists print books, e-books and audio-books available for checkout. (Ignore its references to “tabbed” online resources at minute 1:25.- 1:55.)

The “Collections” in our Library Catalog offer award-winning and highly regarded book recommendations. Just use the three line “hamburger” menu in the catalog’s upper left corner.

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 where you will find two sections of our library’s instructional material related to “Targeted Skills in Information Literacy for…”