Children's Department



American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids
Librarians from across the country have sifted through thousands of websites to find the best of the best out there for you and your children. You can do a search for a particular topic from the main page, or browse by subject.

Arts and Crafts for Kids
A new website based out of the UK that is trying to be a one-stop-shop for how-to craft projects. Don't have time to get to the library for a craft? Try this site!

Best Children's Books
Developed by a family of educators, this website will help parents find books that their children will love, while fulfilling an educational need. Books are arranged topically, by popularity, and based on awards. Easy and fun to use.

Founded by parents who became tired of trying to find childcare services, this wonderful database style website allows the user to find tutors, nannies, and other childcare services comfortably from their own home. Background checks provided on all individuals.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Book reviews, grade level book lists and curriculum related theme book lists.

Connecticut Parent
The online version of Connecticut Parent Magazine. A great place to find out what's going on in the area for kids, as well as links to educational resources, and preschool resources.

House Calls
Detailed advice from a pediatrician and author of books on children's health. This site is searchable by key word.

International Children's Digital Library
The mission of the ICDL Foundation is to create a virtual library of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages that is freely available to children, teachers, librarians, parents, and scholars throughout the world. The collection's focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live.

Kids Events
Want to know what events are going on in the area that you and your children will enjoy together? This is the site for you! You can search by age, location or date.

Learning Disabilities Online
Information for parents, teachers and children on learning disabilities. This site includes basic information, plus the latest scholarly articles on ADDHD, information on where to find help and an "ask the expert" section.

National Center for Infants
This site provides extensive information and advice for parents of infants and toddlers on the physical, learning and psychological development of children from birth to age three.

Parents Choice
This Foundation’s purpose is to search out and recommend products that help kids grow imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally. The site has fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. Parents’ Choice reviews books, toys, music, television, software, videogames, websites, and magazines for children and families of all achievements and backgrounds.