For Parents & Educators
- Collierville Parents in the Know - a compilation of resources for parents in Collierville
- Early Literacy
- Collierville Library Parent Guide - Helping Your Child Get Ready to Read
- Parent/Teacher Collection - Children don't come with instructions, but that doesn't mean you have to raise your child alone. We have books to help you get through those early days, the tantrums, all the way into their teenage years.
- Storytimes and Programs - Storytimes are for babies, toddlers and children up to age 5. The Children's Library offers other programs for children up to age 11. Some programs require registration through our Events Calendar. Others are weekly drop-in programs for anyone to join without prior notice.
- Zero to Three - Offers a comprehensive interactive resource for parents and early childhood education professionals on healthy development of children ages zero to three
- 1000 Books Before Kindergarten - On behalf of the 1,000 Books Foundation, we invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.
- Kits for Kids - We have kits for kids to check-out that include books, movies, audiobooks, puppets, etch-a-sketches, bug catcher and magnifiers. Themes include Beach, Bugs, Gardening, Vacation, Disney, and Dinosaurs.
- STEM Backpacks - We have STEM backpacks for all ages available for checkout. Each of our STEM kits contains a fun science, technology, engineering or math activity for families to try at home. We even have a few STEAM kits for the artists too. With these kits your family can play fun coding games, experiment with a Makey Makey, build with Squigz, use a fairy tale to build problem-solving skills, code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds with Ozobots, and much, much more!
- Books From Birth - A book a month from birth to age five at no charge to families!
- School Information
- Education & Other Topics
- Brain Builders - based on the research of Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
- Cyberbullying - searchable information center on cyberbullying
- EdHelper.com - Provides subject access to worksheets and lesson plans.
- Educator's Reference Desk - Contains resource guides on such topics as counseling and education management, lesson plans by subject, and a question archive of popular questions on "the practice, theory, and research of education." From the Information Institute of Syracuse (IIS).
- Grow Up Reading - For parents of children ages 0 through grade 3. Includes a section on brain development, emergent literacy, activities, and books to read.
- Harcourt Achieve Reading Program Comparison Chart
- Language Acquisition Research - "A Wealth of Words: Lessons from Research". Information on early language acquisition for parents.
- Lexile.com - matching readers with texts
- Preschool Express - a free on-line educational activity resource for parents, teachers and grandparents of toddler (1-3) and preschool (3-5) children.
- Reading Rockets - selecting books for your child: finding 'just right' books
- Storyblocks - Songs & Rhymes that Build Readers. Children get ready to read long before they start Kindergarten. Help by singing, talking, and playing with children. Watch videos to learn fun songs and rhymes, and how they help build readers!
- Talaris Institute - Information on social and emotional growth from birth to 5 years.
- Trelease - Ten Facts Parents Should Know About Reading