Parent Resources

Parent Resource Shelf

Other Parent Resources

Library Tours

Homeschooling

Outreach To Child Care Services

Parent Resource Shelf

Find a variety of books and materials on parenting in this special collection. These materials are designated in the library catalog by Junior Parent Resources as part of the call number. Collections are located in the children's area of the Central Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Gold Hill and Rogue River Branch Libraries.

Topics include:

  • toilet training
  • parenting
  • skills ages and stages
  • stranger dangers
  • homeschooling information
  • birthday party ideas

Special parenting resource collections are located in the children's area of the Medford, Ashland, Central Point, Gold Hill and Rogue River Branch Libraries. These materials are designated in the library catalog by Junior Parent Resources as part of the call number and include information on toilet training, parenting teens, co-parenting after a divorce, and keeping your kids safe.

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Other Parent Resources

Media and Children: An eye-opening TED Talk about the effects of media on children.

Accelerated Readers Book Finder

City of Medford: The City of Medford's "Safe Kids Rogue Valley Coalition" interactive links for kids.

Oregon Battle of the Books

PBS Parents: A site that helps you raise a child who is ready to learn. Articles and information on a variety of topics including reading & language, behavior & development, health & safety, work & family, and much more.

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Library Tours

Customized library tours are available for Scout troops, after school groups and other clubs by contacting your local library .

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Homeschooling

Jackson County Libraries offer a variety of books and resources for homeschooling families. Go to the Homeschooling page for more information about homeschooling in Jackson County and for available resources or contact your local library.

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Outreach To Child Care Services

Jackson County Library Services provides age-appropriate books and storytimes to young children in participating daycare sites throughout Jackson County. Services are also provided to Spanish-speaking daycare sites. The Outreach to Daycare program helps set the foundation for reading and a love of books in young children by making high quality picture books accessible to children in daycare. For more information about Outreach to Daycare and volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy Peterson, Coordinator, at 541-774-6564 or by e-mail, npeterson@jcls.org.

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