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Support for Families

  • Family Paths
    24-hour Parent Support Hotline 800-829-3777
    Foster Parent Support
    Mental Health Therapy
    Yoga for Families/Parents
    Parenting Classes

Going Mobile

Pre-assembled story time kits for parents, caregivers, teachers or anyone who works with young children. Themed kits include picture books, puppets and DVDs. Please ask a library staff member for assistance in requesting a kit.


  • Story Times To Go Themed Kits
    Choose from: Backyard Pets, Patriotic, People Movers, Garden, Rain, Farm, Food, Friends, Pets, Wild Animals, Family, Health, School, Fairytales, Construction, Seasons, Music, Senses, Community Helpers, ABCs and 123s, Dinosaurs, Colors and Shapes.

Family Fun

Find summer camps, activities, lessons and more!

Safety First

Internet Safety

Online Resources

  • 4 C's of Alameda County  
    The Community Child Care Coordinating Council of Alameda County provides services to families, children and child care professionals. Child care Resource and Referral service is available in Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City.
  • A Place of Our Own
    Highlights of local and state resources for child care providers and the children in their care.
  • ALA's Everyday Advocacy
    Inspiration and Ideas for Growing Lifelong Readers
  • Alameda Kids
    Alameda Kids seamlessly integrates early childhood information, answers to common questions, and access to resources in Alameda County. The site is available in English and Spanish and is mobile phone accessible.
  • AR Book Finder
    Search for Accelerated Reader books. Sponsored by Renaissance Learning.
  • Baby Center
    Dedicated to helping new/expectant parents find needed information, support and products.
  • Baby Zone
    Baby names, tips, resources and more. Sponsored by Disney.
  • Bookshare  
    Bookshare’s goal is to make the world of print accessible to people with disabilities through an online library of digital books. The free service operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works.
  • Common Core for Parents
    Tips and free resources to help parents support Common Core at home.
  • Common Core Standards
    View CC Standards in one convenient free app.
  • Common Sense Media
    A non-partisan, non-profit organization which gives parents, educators and kids a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
  • CTW Workshop
    Children's Television Workshop - the home of Sesame Street online offers activities for parents and kids all in one place.
  • FAQs about Common Core
    Frequently asked questions and information about Common Core in schools.
  • Kinderstart
    The Web's largest index-directory of information about parenting, pregnancy, child development, health, education, learning activities and the wide range of issues related to children seven years and under.
  • Lexile Levels
    Determine the Lexile level for titles or create a custom list to match a reader's Lexile level.
  • Library of Congress Common Core Resource Center
    State standards, resource materials, primary sources and more.
  • Money As You Grow
    20 Things Kids Need to Know to Live Financially Smart Lives. Sponsored by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • Nonfiction Minute
    Free Daily Resource of Excellent Nonfiction "Bites" from award-winning children's authors.
  • Novelist K-8
    Use Alameda County's Novelist database to find a new book or create a recommended reading list.
  • P.I.C.K.
    Helping kids choose the right book.
  • Parent Roadmap: Math
    Free full color and grade-specific brochures for parents.
  • Parent Roadmaps: Language Arts
    Free full color and grade-specific brochures for parents.
  • Preschool Express
    Activities and Ideas for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers.
  • Reading Bear
    A web-based learning to read tool with more than 1,200 vocabulary items to teach pre-reading and phonics skills.
  • Start With a Book
    To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    You can find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.
  • Understood
    Helpful resources for parents of children who have learning or attention disorders.
  • Wonderopolis
    Ideas for wondering together as a family.
  • Zero to Three
    The nations leading resource on the first three years of life
  • KidLit TV
    Keep up with what's new in Children's books and apps!

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