At the Evans City Public Library, we know that learning, reading and friendship are important parts of childhood development, and we have a few programs to help. We currently offer children and youth the following:
Parent Recommended Websites
American Academy of Pediatrics
Their “You and Your Family” section offers a parent resource guide, a pediatric referral service, an immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health issues.
Information for parents and advice from experts on topics from pre-conception through toddlerhood.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is a great site for parents to gain knowledge of the content in the media their children are consuming whether it be books, movies, television, or apps. Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Get Ready to Read
This website from the National Center for Learning Disabilities is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers identify difficulties with reading in the critical early stages of a child’s development. Also features three interactive games to use online. Site can be accessed in English or Spanish.
National Down Syndrome Society
NDSS offers education, research and advocacy at this site with general, clinical and special programs information, as well as links to other sites on the Internet focusing on Down Syndrome.
Scholastic for Parents
Features information on a variety of topics including: Books & Reading, Child Development, School Help, Activities, and Parent Guides.
Zero to Three
The website of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has information for professionals and for parents. Professional information includes programs and services, a bookstore, National Training Institute, newsroom and sponsorship opportunities. Parent section includes information on play, beginning literacy, bookstore and child development, including a special section on the development of the brain.
Autism Society of America
Offers support and educational materials for children, adolescents, and adults (and their families) with autism and related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. A yearly conference sponsored by the society is available providing a comprehensive understanding and update on autism and related disorders.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
This non-profit parent-based organization provides links to information regarding Attention Deficit Disorder including treatment, legal rights and services, parenting and ADD in the classroom. Included is information about materials offered by CHADD.
Activities, entertainment, parenting, pet, parties, recipes and travel. Owned by Disney.
Obtain the latest homeschooling news and articles. This site is updated very frequently and is created by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling and Homeschool PC.
Nemours Foundation site that offers parents sections on general medicine and surgical health issues. Articles on asthma and allergies, bones and muscles, ear, nose and throat, emergencies, fevers, growth and development, infection pain, sleep and vaccines.
PBS for Parents
The website of the Public Broadcasting Station offers an assortment of topics from which to choose including: Child Development, Education, Food & Fitness, Fun & Games, and Issues & Advice.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Official website offers news and a consumer health information finder, consumer information, topical highlights of national interest such as the “Back to Sleep” campaign to help prevent SIDS, and a search feature.
Cerebral Palsy Guide helps parents understand their child’s diagnosis by offering information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and the treatment options that are available.
ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award winning abcmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all kids love it!