Parent Resources


Library Resources for Your Young Reader


1000 Books Project

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If you are a parent or guardian of a Preschool (4 years and up), Kindergarten or 1st Grade student, you and your child are invited to ...more

Read-At-Home Backpacks

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Second and 3rd Grade students can check out Read-at-Home Backpacks. Each backpack contains an age-appropriate book in both English and Spanish that you can read with your ...more

Books for Checkout

Please print the Parent Library Card Form, complete it and bring it to your child's school library if you would like to check out books on behalf of your Kindergarten or First Grade student. That way he or she will have books to read at home, if you choose not to participate in the 1000 Books Project.

Ebooks and Audiobooks: Your child can also access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search the library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.

Articles and Links about Reading


Ebooks and Audiobooks While at School and Away from School


Ebooks and Audiobooks: Your child can also access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search the library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.


General Library Information


Library Links

  • AR BookFinder is a great website for your child to use to find out if a book he/she has, or wants to check out from the public library has an Accelerated Reader Test. It will also tell you the reading level and point value of that book. Select How to Use AR Bookfinder to learn how to use this tool. The website can also be viewed in Spanish.
  • World Book Online is an online encyclopedia that can be accessed from school or remotely. It is a resource provided by the Richland School District, and requires a log in. Please have your child ask the Library Assistant at his/her school for the log in information.
  • Richland School Library Online Catalog. Link to this site and find your child's school to search for books.
  • Kern County Public Library. You and your child can search the public library catalog and check out books if either of you have a library card.

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.
Love of books is the best of all."

-Jacqueline Kennedy

Playaways

PlayawayYour child can checkout a Playaway, if you sign a Playaway Contract, and he/she is in the 6th, 7th or 8th Grade. Playaways are devices that come preloaded with an audiobook. Have your ...more