The parenting collection of the South Brunswick Public Library for caregivers of infants and children is housed in the Children’s Department. It is designed to assist parents during the child rearing years. The emphasis is on special topics such as new baby, toilet training, child health, activities for children, standardized tests, education, discipline, and parenting for children with special needs.
From time to time the Library also offers Parenting Workshops and Seminars.
Virtual Storytime Alternatives
Are you missing storytime? We certainly are, but you don’t have to! We’ve put together a group of virtual storytime resources so your little ones can still enjoy the songs, rhymes and fingerplays they enjoy at SBPL. This is an ever changing list that we’ll keep updated as more resources become available.
Directory for Additional Resources
LinkedIn Learning (Formally Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning (formally Lynda.com) is an online learning resource that provides an extensive library of training videos and courses on business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by industry experts.
Note: Lynda.com has migrated to LinkedIn Learning effective April 15th, 2021. You will be able to access LinkedIn Learning the same way with your Library Card and PIN.
Medline Plus - Parenting
The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information. The parenting pages include links to latest news and health professional articles on parenting topics, research and clinical trials. You can also find preformulated searches of the MEDLINE/PubMed database, which allow you to find references to latest health professional articles on your topic. Interactive tutorials from the Patient Education Institute explain over 165 procedures and conditions in easy-to-read language.
State of New Jersey Department of Education / Families
The Department of Education’s newsletter, Family and Community Circle, is a free resource accessible from the Families page.
Parents may also view the NJ School Report Card, issued by the state of New Jersey. This rates various points of the school, such as attendance, teacher degree level, and computer use. Here you can find school, district, and state data reports on the federal NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Act. This site can help you assist in your child’s education and learn about the education process.