Mental Health Resources for Families

Our librarians have curated some resources to help your family connect with professionals and seek more information on certain topics.

Family is Family

Adoption and foster care are all around us, and kids in all types of families deserve to see themselves reflected in the stories they read.

Hop into a Fresh Read

A print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside.

Suggested Lists

Spotlight on Challenging Yourself

Kids Spring Reading Challenge

Spring has sprung and we’ve got a challenge for you.

Recommended Book List for Spotlight Topic

Seek and Find Puzzle Books

Do you like playing games? Reading a book on this list is like playing Hide and Seek with a story, and great fun for kids of all ages.

Early Literacy

Help your child become reading-ready with these age-appropriate tips from CPL librarians.


Learn how adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and helping them become self-confident and motivated learners.

A public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their ability to boost children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions.

Babies are born able to process language. This phase, before children are conventional readers, is called the Early Literacy Phase. Learn how talking, having conversations, and singing helps prepare your child for success.

A national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Take a look at these recommended reading lists for each grade level curated by CPL youth librarians.


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