Parents and Caregivers

Parent and child looking at a computer

Parents and Caregivers, the Tom Green County Library is here to help.

Discover information to help children with homework, access our research tools, and get some child-rearing tips from experts.


Homework & Research

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Do you need to know how many AR points a book has?  Find out with this tool.

Elementary & Middle School Research Tools

Research tools designed for students of elementary and middle school age.

A-Z Research

A complete list of all the research tools available from the library.

Homework Help

Get help with homework in Math, Science, Grammar, Social Studies, and more.


Websites to Visit


The Best Children's Books

Best Children's Books

Created by teachers and the general public, it is a great resource if you are looking for books by subject or level.



Use this resource to gather new ideas for books to read together with your child, or for you as a parent or caregiver; the topics are very current.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Find a little free library near you, contribute to it, use it for your own reading purposes, or learn how to create one in your neighborhood.


This site is helpful for gaining knowledge about adult education.

Read Kiddo Read

Read Kiddo Read

Dedicated to creating life-long readers, author James Patterson provides a multitude of booklists for children of all ages, recognizing their varied interests, needs, and reading levels.

Reading is Fundamental

Learn how to get involved in one of the leaders in being a voice for children's literacy around the world.

Room to Read

Room to Read

This organization is working to break barriers with low income families as they seek to reach millions of children who aren't school ready to read.



Parents and children can wonder and learn together everyday. A new topic is posted daily that will be sure to lead parent and child on a new learning adventure.


Book Winners

Texas Library Association Reading Lists

Texas Library Association Reading Lists

Expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 – 102 from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, to picture books, bilingual and multicultural lists.

Pura Belpre Awards

Pura Belpre Awards

Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Medal

Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Geisel Award

Geisel Award

Recognizes authors for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.

Newbery Award

Newbery Award

Recognizes distinguised contribution to American Children's literature.


Internet Safety


eSafety Parents

Created by the Australian government it is has great resources and advice about being online safely for all ages.

FBI's Parent Guide

FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

The FBI's informational pamphlet regarding online exploitation and the risks associated with your children.

KidsHealth Online Safety

Kids Health Online Safety

A look at online safety for children that provides insight into the hazards of the internet.



Created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has links for parents, educators, and law enforcement to find information regarding internet safety. Each page provides presentations and links to more information. Its also has a section for parents with teens and a special section for kids.

Federal Trade Commision Online Privacy and Safety

Online Privacy & Security

The federal government provides tips for parents for navigation online safety including talking with your kids.