In addition to exploring the links below, be sure to ask about our extensive collection of parenting books and DVDs at the library. We also have a Community Resources Binder full of information about local daycares, tutors, support services, and much more.
Local Resources & Organizations
Kids New West : This site lists organizations that provide services for New Westminster families, as well as events, activities, and more. Ask at the library for a copy of their Community Resource Guide.
New Westminster Family Place : Drop-in programs and resources for parents of children aged 0 to 5 years.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver : This organization hosts several programs in New West including a Single Mom's Group and ESL programs.
Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families : This is a non-profit society based in New West which provides social, health, and educational programs.
Spirit of the Children Society : SotCS provides support and resources for Aboriginal children and families.
Literacy and Reading
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know: A list of the 100 "best" picture books compiled by the New York Public Library.
Canadian Children’s Book Centre: A great source of information about Canadian children’s books, authors, illustrators and publishing.
Embracing Diversity: An online community resource featuring video performances of children's songs and rhymes in 15 languages.
Canadian Parents for French: French education resources for parents, students, and educators.
Comptines et chansons pour enfants: Songs and rhymes in French.
FSL Activities with M. Renaud: Wordsearches, crosswords, and other word games in French.
Monde des Petits: A colourful website with games, songs, and rhymes in French for small children.
Book Lists for Parents:
Watch this space as we add more great reading suggestions!