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Babies and Young Children


This site is for new and expectant parents has information on baby names, guides to child development, and more.

Zero to Three
Parents can learn how to help the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

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Sitter Checklist
Find a list to print out and fill with important information for your sitter, such as emergency contacts, children's allergies, and house rules.

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Birthday Party Ideas
We get lots of questions at the library about how to plan a child's birthday party.  In addition to our party planning books, check out this website.  Tons of people have shared their ideas for parties based on popular themes.  You can search for ideas or submit your own.

Activity Finder
Search and share ideas for spending time outdoors every day.

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Saving for College
If you ever wondered what a 529 savings plan is, or how it compared to other ways of saving for college, this CPA-designed site has helpful information for you.

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Universal Class
Find online parenting classes (and more non-credit classes on a wide range of topics) in the Universal Class database.  Enter your library card number to use the database when you are outside the library.

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United Way of Will County
Does your child need to complete some service hours?  The local United Way web site has a list of volunteer opportunities with contact information.

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100 Best Sites for Pregnancy and Parenting
Find a list of popular parenting blogs on topics ranging from cloth diapers to raising teenagers.

Find activities and printables for children, articles for parents, and more.

KidSource OnLine
A site by parents, for parents, filled with information about education and health.

Teachers and Families
Find parenting advice, book suggestions, homework help, and activity ideas.

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