Resources for Parents & Teachers


Child Care & School Resources

Early Literacy

Health & Development

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Child and adolescent health information. Guidelines, publications, and other health resources from leading child health experts.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health - National Institute of Mental Health. Brochures and comprehensive booklets about many mental health problems of childhood.
  • - Trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Your Child: Development and Behavior Resources - Reliable parenting information from the University of Michigan on child development and behavior.
  • Zero To Three - Learn more about young children and their early health and development. Early experiences matter!


Grace Dow Library Resources

  • Big Books (PDF) - Same story, same number of pages, but these books measure 14" by 18" or larger. Please see the librarian before taking Big Books to checkout.
  • Booklists: Our Lists of Recommended Books - Grace A. Dow Memorial librarians have created booklists for children, parents, and teachers. Get ideas for great books to read on a variety of topics or by reading level.
  • Books With Multiple Copies (PDF) - Are you interested in checking out multiple copies of the same title? Before planning your next group book discussion, take a look at quality children's literature available in multiple copies.
  • Educator Cards - See your school administrator for information about a library account and related policies.
  • Book Baskets - Check out a bright yellow book basket - along with your books - to store library materials at home or at school. Baskets may be renewed up to five times.
  • Library Visits - Library tours are available to schools in our service area as well as to other groups in the community. Call the Youth Services desk 989-837-3466 or return the printable form (PDF) at least two weeks in advance to schedule your visit.
  • Online Databases - Encourage your students to use our databases! We subscribe to educational databases that are available for use in the library or from home with a library card.
  • Magazines - Supplement your curriculum with ideas from parent and professional magazines. Back issues of Ask, Boys' Life, Click, Dig into History, Faces: People, Places and Cultures, Family Fun, Home School Digest, Library Sparks, Mailbox, Michigan History, Muse, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Little Kids, Old Schoolhouse, Practical Homeschooling, and Ranger Rick; all circulate for 28 days.

Internet Safety

Homeschooling Resources