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Parents and Carers

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This page is for parents and carers. It offers services Dudley Libraries have to offer you, and the children you care for. Dudley Libraries also offer support to carers of adults.

We have parent collections of books and leaflets available at all libraries, on topical issues such as bullying, new babies, step-parents, bed-wetting, teaching your child to read, moving house, bereavement and starting school.  At the bottom of the page you can download the new Parent and Carer leaflet which provides further information.

The children and young people's page has information about rattle and rhyme, and other child related events within libraries (including homework clubs and reading groups for children). 

There is also a collection of parenting leaflets available.

Internet Safety

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This is a major topic of concern for parents and carers and our internet safety page will provide you with further advice and information.

Healthy Eating

There are a lot of resources to help you find out more about healthy eating.  There are books and leaflets available at libraries.   There is also some information on the Dudley Healthy Towns site, including tips on staying active as well as healthy eating advice.  There are also healthy eating tips on the British Heart Foundation page.

Dyslexic or Reluctant readers

Two guides are available for choosing books and some hints and tips when choosing books and assisting reluctant or dyslexic children.

Feel Good books

We now have a selection of 'feel good' books for children, parents and carers.  These include a number of different topics such as self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, feeling jealous, peer pressure and much more.  You can see the full list on our reading lists and you can request them (it's free) for collection from any library.

Children's Disability Network Newsletters and Bulletins

Read the latest newsletters and e-bulletins from the Network for news about events and upcoming free workshops for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Baby Quicktips in various languages

The literacy trust website has a range of Baby Quicktips which includes subjects like talking to your baby.  They are available in a range of languages.

New Parents : NHS information service for parents

Information and advice covering a range of issues related to staying healthy in pregnancy, preparing for birth and looking after a baby.  Visit the NHS information service for parents.


Need information about bullying? Visit our anti-bullying page.