Parenting Resources

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Staff Recommends

Databases (most require KPL library card)

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

Newspapers and Magazines

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American Baby

Exceptional Parent

Family Fun

Great Lakes Family



Parents Magazine

Scholastic Parent and Child

Working Mother

Community Resources

Adoption Insight

Alternatives Women's Care Center

Borgess Medical Center

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Child Care Resources

Greater Kalamazoo Mothers of Multiples Club

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center


Bedtime Math

A nonprofit “that helps kids love math like playtime or dessert.”

Born Learning

Information about child development.

Child Care Resources

A resource for daycare and preschool information from Southwest Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care.

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange

The Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange is an information and referral service for prospective adoptive parents interested in adopting children with "special needs” and for adoption workers looking for homes for these children.

Baby names, pregnancy, what to expect and other tips.

Parenting Counts

Offers support to parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

From the publishers of Parenting and Baby Talk.

Parenting Help - Free Tips, Advice, Resources & Guidance from Boy's Town.

Parents As Teachers National Center

Providing parents with child development knowledge and parenting support.

Zero to Three

A national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 

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Discover a wealth of resources about child rearing.