For Parents

Resources to Answer Your Questions: Do you have a newborn at home? A child ready to enter kindergarten? Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers are a child's first and best teacher. Explore the resources below for general information and support. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Encourages all caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Are you ready to accept the challenge? To register and get your first reading log, please visit the Library. Children receive a small prize for every 100 books read. 

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: Discover books and monitor your child's progress based on their Accelerated Reader Level. 

ChooseMyPlate: From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ChooseMyPlate offers resources on healthy food, recipes and activities, and food safety to develop daily mindful eating habits. 

Common Sense Media: Offers unbiased ratings and advice for families to make smart media and technology decisions. 

Connecting for Kids: Provides education and support to families who have concerns about their children including anxiety, attention issues, developmental delays, epilepsy, sensory issues, and more. 

Day by Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar: A monthly calendar of songs, books, videos, and activities to develop early literacy skills and support lifelong learning. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library: Provides any child from birth to age five with a new book in the mail each month. To register your child and start their own library at home, please visit

Every Child Ready to Read: Success begins before the first day of kindergarten. Discover the simple practices that develop literacy skills in children from birth to age five.

Healthy Children: Through the American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatricians provide articles and advice about healthy living, childhood development, family life, and safety.  

Lead Poisoning Prevention: From the Environmental Protection Agency, basic information about lead and how to protect your family from lead in your home. 

Lexile: Discover books based on your child's Lexile Level. 

Midview Schools: The home for the Midview schools and the Midview Board of Education. 

National Education Association: Offers strategies and activities for your child's academic success. 

Novelist K-8 Plus: Your source for book recommendations for young readers. Book suggestions can be tailored to fit reading levels and personal interests. 

Ohio Department of Education: Offers a wealth of information on childhood development, and available state and national resources.

Ohio Early Intervention: Provides services to caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays. 

PBS for Parents: The Public Broadcasting Service offers information on child development, parenting tips, and interactive learning activities. 

Read: Through the Library of Congress, celebrates the joy of reading through the people, places, and events surrounding books. 

Reading Rockets: Offers strategies and tools for caregivers to help children improve their reading skills. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library  1000 Books  MyPlate  Connecting for Kids  Reading Rockets  Midview