Parents, Kids, & School Libraries

Today's school libraries are sophisticated 21st Century learning environments. They offer a full range of print and electronic resources to provide equal learning opportunities for all students.

School libraries are places where librarians, teachers, and parents can help students develop essential reading and comprehension skills.

Library instruction centers on teaching information literacy and expertise in solving problems, drawing conclusions, making informed decisions, and learning to participate effectively within a collaborative working environment. School librarians specialize in integrating technology into the learning process.

Texas school librarians are partners in education. We want to welcome parents into campus school libraries and share with you ways you can help your child complete assignments and succeed in school.

Resources for Parents


  1. Raising a 21st Century Child FAQ: Helping your child with a research project and ensuring they have appropriate reading materials can be challenging. Here are a few free resources to help you stay on course.
  2. Articles
  3. K-12 Statewide Databases

Raising a 21st Century Child FAQ

When my child begins to research, how can I guide him through the process?
What online resources can my child safely use when doing research?
What tips do you have for reading aloud to my children?
How can I find books that are recommended for my child’s grade level?


"21st Century Skills at Your Library" by Jennifer LaBoon (The article appeared in The Voice, the newsletter of the Texas PTA)

"Homework Help - K-12 Databases" by Jennifer LaBoon (The article appeared in The Voice, the newsletter of the Texas PTA)

"Reading with Your Children"


K-12 Databases home

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Created on Jul 20, 2010 | Last updated September 09, 2011