Parent & Teacher Information

Early Literacy Outreach

Anderson Public Library knows that good reading habits start early. For that reason we provide story times to child care providers in the library district. We also deliver bags of 20 age appropriate books for each classroom monthly.

A few of the centers we currently visit include:

  • Anderson Christian
  • Park Place
  • Head Start

To inquire about services for your early literacy center, call 765-641-2448 or send an e-mail.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

If I want to bring a group to the Children's Department or schedule a library tour, who do I contact?

If you would like a program or tour for your group, please call (765) 641-2448 to request a date and time. A librarian will return your call to arrange the details of your program.  Please allow two weeks notice in order to ensure adequate staffing and proper preparation time.
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Can I come to programs with my children?

Parents and caregivers of young children (birth-5 years) are asked to remain with them during story time. These programs are specially designed to show parents and caregivers great ways to interact with their children.

Programs for children 6-12 years of age include more involved stories and independent activities and do not require adult attendance, though adults are welcome to observe.

What kinds of things can a child do on your computers?

The Children's Department computer lab has eleven computers that offer:

  • Educational games (ages 3 -12) - spelling, math, and problem solving
  • Filtered Internet access
  • Word processing
  • Printing (for a nominal fee)

Great Resources for Parents and Teachers

A to Z Home's Cool  - Huge site with lots of information for homeschooling parents.
Common Sense Media - "Is this appropriate for kids?" - Reviews of movies, TV shows, games, books, and more.
Family Education  - Covers many aspects of child rearing, from infants to teens.
KiDiddles - Children's Songs with downloadable music and lyrics.
Learning Disabilities  - Leading web site on learning disabilities for parents and teachers. 
Parents as Teachers  - Program designed to enhance child development through parent education.
Perpetual Preschool  - Holiday and seasonal themes, plus teaching tips and learning center ideas.
Practical Homeschooling  - Official web site of Practical Homeschooling magazine.
SchoolExpress.com  - 13,000+ free worksheets.
Today's Parent - Advice, help, tips, and articles for parents.
Tutor.com - Students in grades K-12 can receive FREE, specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies, and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online from 3-11pm EST through any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

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