Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Very Merry Ereaders

Did you receive an ereader, tablet, laptop, or smartphone this Christmas?

Remember that ...
- The Library offers ebooks and eaudio books free to download to your new devices! Visit our downloadables page:
- The Library offers Technology Sandboxes to help you get familiar with your new devices! Here are upcoming dates.
  • Friday, December 28, 2-4pm
  • Monday, January 7, 10am-Noon
  • Thursday, January 17, 2-4pm
  • Thursday january 24, 10am-Noon
  • Monday, January 28, 10am-Noon
- Please ask us with any questions

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

Many parents have been talking about how best to discuss tragic events like those in Newtown with children. Here are a few resources our colleagues have recommended.

United Way of Connecticut
This local resource guide includes phone numbers if you or your child wants to speak with a counselor 

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

National Association of School Psychologists - See resources underneath photo in English and Spanish

The following resources are from Healthnet : Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
>From the American Psychological Association
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help
>From the National Institute of Mental Health
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
>From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Children and the News
>From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma
SEE SECTION:  Helping and Talking with Children
>From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting
>From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Children's Events this week

Thanks to everyone who participated (and might still be shopping) to support the Library at Barnes & Noble of Milford or online using our ID# 10852390

Remember, this week, we have:
- Holiday Wordle Cards for ages 8 to 12. Wednesday at 4 p.m.
- PJ Storytime for ages 2 to 7. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
- Baby Lapsit Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
- Decorate a cookie. Saturday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Please register for programs - storytimes are drop in - by calling 203-385-4165 or email us at childrens [at] stratfordlibrary [dot] org