Library Information for Parents

Our library print and e-book collections serve student patrons aged 10-22.  We encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s selection of age-appropriate resources. These pages as well as the “Resource Lists” in our Library Catalog offer award-winning and highly regarded recommendations (see image below.) Using the “Power” searching features of our library catalog can help zero in on the interest/maturity level or reading level of works in our collection.



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. 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.

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.