Children's Services serves youngsters from birth to 6th grade, as well as their parents and caregivers through a special collection of parenting and teaching materials.
Year-round programming includes programs for babies and toddlers, story times for pre-schoolers and elementary school students, bilingual story times, arts and crafts, live entertainment, films, parenting workshops and an incentive/reward based summer reading program.
Our staff are glad to assist children and teens in finding the right material for their homework assignments, research projects, general information and reading enjoyment.
Youth and Parent Services also has a large collection of books, videoprons and other materials in Spanish and in both English and Spanish.
Riverhead Free Library is proud to be a Family Place Library. Family Place is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Please visit our specially designed, welcoming space within the children's area and out collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies and toddlers.
Miss Melissa, Miss Barbara, Miss Patty, Miss Pam, Ms. Sadowski, Ms. Margie, Mr. Shawn and Ms Alexis: your Children's Services Department Team · (631) 727-3228, ext 120
Child Care Council of Suffolk County Long Island's community service organization works with parents, providers, businesses, and community organizations to help promote the availability of quality child care services and provide parents with referals and information on evaluating quality child care, plus resources on various parenting issues. http://www.childcaresuffolk.org
Common Sense Media This site offers the” largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Our Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand & navigate the problems & possibilities of raising children in the digital age.” https://www.commonsensemedia.org
Family TLC Parenting tips, family activities, articles on child development, and many child-friendly and age-appropriate activities are featured on this site. http://familytlc.net
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Websites of Interest to Parents, Teachers & Caregivers
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Get Ready to Read This site, sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities offers early literacy activities for children. Included are also many resources for adults working with children such as checklists and links to information. http://www.getreadytoread.org/
Guys Read A web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Their mission is to “help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.” http://www.guysread.com/
Reading is Fundamental Kids RIF is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content and resources to make an impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. http://www.rif.org/