Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Our children’s department staff are professionally trained in both library skills and early childhood education. If you need some help encouraging your child to read, talk with our librarians to get some tailored recommendations. Or if you need specialized resources as a caregiver, we can help you find that, too.

Parent / Teacher Collection

Books with call numbers beginning with PT mean that you’ll find them in our Parent/Teacher section. This is a specially selected group of books to meet the needs of caregivers who need resources on learning activities, literacy skills, and curriculum ideas. It’s perfect for homeschooling families and anyone who needs some inspiration for teaching!

Online Resources

  • Accelerated Reader BookFinder: Find an interesting book at your reading level!
  • daybydayva-logoDay by Day VA: Find fun activities to do every day with this family literacy calendar. Share songs, stories, and build your family’s literacy skills!
  • Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa):¬†Using primary sources dating from the beginning of the Americans¬†to the present day, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards.
  • History by Era
    The Gilder Leherman Institute of American History has developed this gateway to source materials, essays, lesson plans and presentations organized by era. Augusta County Library is a Public Library Affiliate of The Gilder Leherman Institute.


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