We created a collection of materials especially for families and caregivers.  These materials relate to raising children, pregnancy and childbirth, preschool education, children with disabilities, and more.  Some of our branches have these materials shelved in a Family Resource Center; some branches have interfiled these materials in the adult nonfiction section.  You can search for these in our catalog by choosing the Power Search and picking Family Resource Center as the Location.

Below are three local sources of support for families.

Visit Smart Beginnings for information and details about the Regional Kindergarten Registration in APRIL annually!

Richmond’s Early Childhood Development Initiative is working to make sure Richmond children are healthy, are well cared for and reach school ready to succeed. The Initiative:

  • Provides workshops and activities to help parents and grandparents develop parenting skills
  • Connects struggling families with home visiting services
  • Helps child care providers improve the quality of their care
  • Distributes information on services in Richmond for young children and families with young children

FAM: Parenting central for fathers and mothers, friends and mentors, and families like yours. At FAM, they recognize that parenting is no simple task, and that even the best moms and dads need support and information for those little (and not-so-little) challenges. Click the blue “FAM” to check out their website for great parenting resources.

1-800-CHILDREN is a toll-free, statewide helpline. Calls are answered by trained, experienced professionals. Call if you have questions or concerns about the hard job of parenting.