For Parents

Books & Resources Recommended for Children

10 Virtual Storytime Resources for Children

This is a listing of sites that hold virtual storytimes for children to enjoy from their home. Each site has a description beneath it and offers more information about the resource.

Board Book Recommendations

This list features board book recommendations that are split into specific categories such as: Bedtime Boards, Boards with Songs, Boards with ABC’s, and many more. Each book is linked to where it can be found through the WorldCat database.

Kids Book Reviews

A collection of videos of book reviews done by children in the Reinberger Children’s Library Center. While the Reinberger will no longer be filming children’s reviews due to COVID-19, we encourage parents and caregivers to send in video clips of their children reviewing their favorite books at home.

Helping Kids Cope

Helping Kids Cope With an Absent Parent

Helping Kids Cope With Abuse

Helping Kids Cope With Bullying 

Helping Kids Cope With COVID-19

Helping Kids Cope With Death

Helping Kids Cope With Divorce 

Helping Kids Cope With Moving and Change 

Helping Kids Cope With Nightmares and Night Terrors

Helping Kids Cope With a Parent’s Military Deployment

Helping Kids Cope With PTSD

Helping Kids Cope With Racism

Helping Kids Cope With Separation Anxiety

Helping Kids Cope With Seriously Ill Family Members

Helping Kids Cope With Strong Emotions

Helping Kids Understand ADHD

Helping Kids Understand LGBTQ+

Helping Kids Understand Poverty 

Preparing Kids for Emergencies


Organizations Dedicated to the Healthy Development of Children 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

This site provides resources for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics that include how to return to school safely and many COVID-19 related articles. Pediatricians who belong to the AAP also share their perspectives on topics regarding children’s health and wellness.

Every Child Ready to Read

This site is a parent education initiative that offers simple practices for parents and caregivers to incorporate into their lives to help develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Among the resources are articles that highlight the link between parents reading to their children and the development of the vocabulary of their children. 

Head Start

It is never too early to begin learning and Head Start provides the resources for children to do so. Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer a wide range of services depending on the needs of the child.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit that hopes to educate about the positive effects of reading daily with young children. The organization reaches 4.8 million children across the country and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1998.

Too Small to Fail

Too Small to Fail focuses on what parents can do in order to improve the health and well-being of their children. The resources offered through this site include indoor activities kits and videos that discuss a range of topics. This site is also available in Spanish.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

Resources for parents that range from early development to talking to children about wearing masks and how to stay healthy during COVID-19.

For Educators

Organizations Dedicated to Education

Association of American Educators

Early Childhood

Childhood Education International

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC)

Middle School

Association for Middle Level Education

Public Education

National Education Association (NEA)

Ohio Education Association

Special Education

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Division for Early Childhood of the CEC

FirstBook Free Resources:

10 Free eBooks for 56 Days

Free Resources

Imagination Library

Imagination Library

KidLit TV

Shannon McClintock Miller’s, Our Library Website/Page

The Van Meter School Library

Book Trailers


For Researchers

Fellowship Information

Reinberger Research Collections

Research Guide: Multicultural Literature for Youth


For K-12 Students

Are You Being Bullied?

Pacer Center’s Kids Against Bullying

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Red Cross

Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies

Coping with Abuse


Coping with COVID-19


Dealing with Your ADHD

Child Mind Institute

Dealing with Divorce

Families Connected

Dealing with a Parent’s Illness

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

For Children with LGBTQ Parents



For Kent State iSchool Graduate Students

iSchool Job and Internship Board

Careers and Professional Organizations

The American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter

The iSchool Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)