Welcome To The Family Section
Richmond Public Library is dedicated to offering resources and programs for children, their parents, and their caregivers that are focused on helping children in the Richmond area enter school ready to learn and succeed academically. The Library provides relevant services and resources to help Richmond residents of all ages thrive.
Please browse through these pages for more information, including tips on how to share books with children and internet resources for parents and educators.
Below are several local sources of support for families. We hope you take advantage of these valuable community resources. Click on the titles to go directly to the program websites.
Richmond's Early Childhood Development Initiative is working to make sure Richmond children are healthy, are well cared for and reach school ready to succeed. The Initiative:
Provides workshops and activities to help parents and grandparents develop parenting skills
Connects struggling families with home visiting services
Helps child care providers improve the quality of their care
Distributes information on services in Richmond for young children and families with young children
Parenting central for fathers and mothers, friends and mentors, and families like yours. At FAM, they recognize that parenting is no simple task, and that even the best moms and dads need support and information for those little (and not-so-little) challenges. Click the blue "FAM" to check out their website for great parenting resources.
1-800-CHILDREN is a toll-free, statewide helpline. Calls are answered by trained, experienced professionals. Call if you have questions or concerns about the hard job of parenting.