We'll be hosting a Parenting Class led by Stevie Westmoreland, MS, MEd, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) on the third Friday of every month from 9:30 -11:00 am. Each month we will cover a new topic.
Letters, Words and Stories
Mon. April 8, 1 PM at Kennebunk Free Library
Tues. April 9, 9 AM at the Mildred L. Day School in Arundel
Wed. April 10, 1:30 PM at Louis T. Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport
Learn ways to share the love of reading. The Literacy for ME initiative has brought together schools, libraries, adult education, preschools, and United Way, in an effort to engage our community in promoting literacy.
Questions? Please email RSU21.
In order to help you be the best parent you can be, we've gathered some helpful websites. Please let us know if there are others we should include. Thanks!
Kennebunk Free LIbrary is not responsible for the information on outside websites. We only provide links to them as a courtesy.
Click here for an important article about Facebook safety available from School Library Journal
Common Sense Media As media becomes the "other parent" in our children's lives, this website helps us to teach them to develop media savvy. Reviews of movies, games and mobile apps are included.
Netsmartz offers online safety information for parents, children and teenagers, put out by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Connect Safely offers social media safety tips for kids, teens, parents and educators, along with tech news and other resources.
SafeKids was created by Larry Magid, the author of the original 1994 brochure, "Child Safety on the Information Highway.”
Did you know that hospitals have libraries? You can find information about your own or your child's health issues by using a hospital library. Or try these online resources!
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
Product Safety Keep up-to-date with the latest product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
First Aid help from the American Academy of Family Physicians
First Aid help from the Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus National Institutes of Health website for patients, families and friends
Health Information from the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland
Mercy Hospital in Portland has a long list of conditions and lab tests for both adults and children. If you don't see what you are looking for in the dropdown menu, click on the first letter of the word to check that list.
Children and Asthma Resources gathered by librarians
PFLAG Information and support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays
Kids Quest Resources for kids on disability and health from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 Located in Winthrop
Unlocking Autism An organization to help educate parents of children of all ages about biomedical, behavioral and sensorial intervention options that can make a difference in their child's life.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health from the National Institute of Mental Health