Resources For Parents
Child Care And School Resources
Accelerated Reader BookFinder Search for the right Accelerated Reader book for your child with this free online tool.
Home Access Center Allows MPS parents and students to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, assignment, and grade information.
ALA Great Web Sites For Kids Excellent sites for young people evaluated by the Association for Library Service to Children.
Great Start for Kids Michigan's initiative to foster school readiness and life success for children. Sign up to receive Great Starts Here an online quarterly emagazine.
MeL Books and Reading Gateway Collection of resources to enhance reading choices for adults and children.
MeL Kids Gateway Collection of resources to enhance reading and provide resources for kids homework assignments.
Michigan Department of Human Services Statewide Childcare Search Search this statewide database for child day care centers and homes.
Picture Parent Online Everything you need to support your Picture Parent teaching experience.
Starfall Kindergarten Reading and Language Arts A honics approach to teaching children to read. Perfect for preschool, K-2, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
Storyline Online Online videos
featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading popular children's books
aloud. Includes accompanying activities and lesson plans.
Grace Dow Library Early Literacy Pamphlets
It's Not Too Early to Start Reading to Your Baby
Better Brains for Babies Dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development.
Early Literacy Activities for Toddlers
Early Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Stories and More... Storytimes
Health And Development
American Academy Of Pediatrics Child and adolescent health information.
Guidelines, publications, and other health resources from leading child health experts.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health National Institute of Mental Health.
Brochures and comprehensive booklets about many mental health problems of childhood.
HealthyChild.org Trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health care information and guidance for parents and caregivers from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Your Child: Development and Behavior Resources Reliable parenting information from the University of Michigan on child development and behavior.
Zero To Three Learn more about young children and their early health and development. Early experiences matter!
Resources For Teachers
Accelerated Reader Lists
Copies of Accelerated Reader lists for Midland
County schools are available at the Youth Services Desk. If you would like us to link to
information about your program, email
Freeland Elementary School
Freeland Middle School
Same story, same number of pages, but these books measure 14" by 18" or larger. Please see the librarian before taking Big Books to checkout.
Our Lists Of Recommended Books
Grace A. Dow Memorial librarians have created
booklists for children, parents, and teachers. Get ideas for great books to read on a variety of topics or by reading level.
Books With Multiple Copies
Are you interested in checking out multiple copies of the same title? Before planning your next group book discussion, take a look at quality children's literature available in multiple copies.
See your school administrator for information about a library account and related policies.
Check out a bright yellow book basket - along with your books - to store library materials at home or at school. Baskets may be renewed up to five times.
Library tours are available to schools in our service area as well as to other groups in the community. Call the Youth Services desk (837-3466) or return the
printable form at least two weeks in advance to schedule your visit.
Encourage your students to use our databases! We subscribe to educational databases that are available for use in the library or from home with a library card.
Parent Online The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library's access to online sources of art images for use in the Picture Parent Program.
Supplement your curriculum with ideas from parent and professional magazines. Back issues of
Home Education Magazine,
Home School Digest,
Practical Homeschooling circulate for 28 days.
eClassroomNews Information on how todays educators use technology to advance learning.
Education World Lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts.
K-12 TechTools Free online
tech resources grouped by subject and device. Kid-friendly website to direct your students to during centers, or new tools
to engage your students in learning.