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The Parenting Collection                    

The Library’s Parenting Collection has been providing accurate and up-to-date information to parents since 1992. Established with a $50,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, the P.I.C. contains resources that address topics such as discipline, behavior modification, educational advocacy, disability awareness, coping skills and socialization. Located in the Children’s Room, the Parenting Collection consists of three key components: the book collection, the video collection and parenting programs.

Family Place Libraries           

In keeping with our commitment to family-centered services, the Library in partnership with Middle Country Public Library is a Family Place Library. The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. Our special collections consist of books, toys, early literacy kits, music and multimedia materials for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parent and caregivers.  Financial support for Family Place comes from the Port Washington Library Foundation, and Middle Country Library. Click here to learn more.

Born To Read                    

Congratulations new parents! The Port Washington Public Library is proud to be a part of Born To Read, a nationwide initiative that promotes early literacy. Born To Read was created to reach out to new parents and their babies in an effort to encourage the sharing of books together. This special bond between parents and children can begin from the time a child is born.

We invite Port Washington families with babies born anytime in the current year  to participate. Please visit the Children’s Room to receive the Born To Read welcome gift. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.