Parenting Kits

The Children’s Department’s New Parenting Kits are available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits include books, media, and sometimes toys related to the topic.

So far, we have 20 kits, but we’re growing! If you have suggestions for more topics you’d like to see in our Kit section, stop by our desk or email us at

Learning the ABCs is a stepping stone to early literacy. Whether your child is just starting or needs extra help, this kit can help teach the ABCs with its colorful and engaging visuals.

Families come in many different forms, and when adoption happens, it is a big part of a family’s story. Learn about adoption and the love that makes a family in these books.

Feeling anxious is a typical stress reaction. Understanding how anxiety presents itself helps the reader gain a sense of control over a situation.

Bedtime Stories
Research shows that sleep is one of the most important components of well-being. Help your child gently fall asleep with our collection of bedtime stories.

Bilingual: English and Spanish
¡Hola! It is time to practice your reading in English y en español. Master the art of being multilingual with these fun-to-read books!

Bullying can have negative impacts on all involved. Reading about bullying can help children recognize bullying behaviors in themselves and others while learning tools to stop the behavior in its tracks.  

Identifying colors is an important milestone for many kids. Knowing colors can help children process the world around them. Learn about a variety of hues in this all-encompassing kit.

Count with Me!
Counting is a great way to jumpstart math skills! Count together with easy-to-understand stories covering the 123s.

Learning to love each other for our differences is what acceptance is all about. Teach your kids to embrace their own unique them, and others too, with our diversity kit!

Getting divorced can affect a family in many different ways. With this kit, we aim to help children identify emotions and nurture their sense of belonging as the family dynamic shifts.

Why do we have so many different moods? With materials covering topics from happiness to hurt feelings, this kit can help children understand their emotions and express their feelings in healthy ways.

Grief is a difficult process to navigate at any age. The books in this kit can help your child understand the stages of grief and feel safe and supported through trying times.

I’m in Kindergarten!
Starting Kindergarten is a big deal! Help kids feel safe and excited about their new environment with these loveable Kindergarten tales.

Teach your child about the power of kindness! Introducing the value of kindness from an early age fosters empathy, encourages consideration for others, and inspires genuine acts of goodness.

Knowing good manners is a great way to show respect for others, but it also teaches your child that they deserve respect too! This kit covers everything from asking nicely to owning one’s mistakes.

Sometimes things can feel overwhelming. Learn about mindfulness and how to use it every day. Mindfulness can help kids gain patience, be present,  lower worries, and help them be in control of their emotions.  

New Baby
Welcoming a baby can be both an exciting and challenging time for kids. The stories in this kit are meant to make children feel secure in their families as they welcome a little one into the mix.

Potty Training
Learning to use the toilet is easy for some but not easy for others. Through supportive words and images, you can encourage children to navigate the potty at their own pace. 

Starting Preschool is a big deal! Help kids feel safe and excited about starting school with these loveable Preschool tales.

Love is love! Within the pages of these books, learn how to embrace your unique identity and become an ally to your fellow humans!

Practicing self-confidence can do wonders for a child’s ability to handle real-world situations. Read through these endearing tales of courage and self-efficacy to help children understand how trying, again and again, can pay off.

Triangles, circles, and squares…oh my! Shapes sure are everywhere. Learn the basics in this kit, then practice your skills by identifying the shapes around you!

There are so many unanswered questions about how the universe works. Find out about what we do know in this space-themed kit!