Resources for Expecting and New Parents

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 by Amy

Photograph of a babyThe library offers wonderful resources for all seasons of life. As I prepare for my own maternity leave, I want to highlight some amazing resources for expecting and new parents. All of the Library’s programs and services are always FREE!

Parent Packs 

Photo of a Parent Pack

For expecting or brand-new parents, these Parent Pack kits include books about pregnancy and parenting, a yoga DVD and a set of pamphlets and free book for you to keep.

SOAR Workshops 

SOAR (System Offering Actions for Resilience in Early Childhood) is a local coalition committed to developing programs to promote the social-emotional wellness of children age 0-8 and their families in Boone County.

Story Times for Babies

If you haven’t tried out a story time yet, this is a must! We offer wonderful options for babies at all three of our library locations. Enjoy songs, rhymes, and activities. Story time offers not only a wonderful opportunity for babies to see and interact with other babies but also a great chance for parents and caregivers to meet and connect too. Because, let’s be honest, it takes a village!

Play as Learning Kits

Photo of a Play as Learning kit

Play as Learning (PAL) kits help parents and children explore learning in a play-like atmosphere. PAL kits contain books, toys, CD’s and DVD’s for young children ages birth-2 years. You can get a PAL kit at your local library branch or bookmobile, and they check out for four weeks.

Books

Below are a few books I have personally found helpful as we prepare for our baby’s arrival.

Author: Amy

Born and raised in COMO. Lover of books, ice cream, family and friends.