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Resources in our libraries to support parents from pregnancy through to teenage years, and links to sources of support.


Parenting collections 

We have a Parents’ information and book collection in every library, designed to help you navigate the challenges of parenting from sleep and toilet training to teenage years. 

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Events and Activities 

Many of our libraries offer a weekly Totstime session where you can enjoy singing, rhymes and stories with your little ones.  These are a great opportunity to meet other parents and carers and boost your well-being while helping your child take the first steps towards reading in an informal, friendly atmosphere.  Don’t forget to borrow some books to enjoy with your child at home while you’re here too! 


Small Steps Big Changes

If you live in Aspley, Bulwell, Hyson Green & Arboretum or St Ann’s, the Small Steps Big Changes programme offers a range of support and family learning and activities. 

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Mental Wellbeing 

There is lots of helpful information on supporting a child or young person’s mental health as well as looking after your own wellbeing as a parent on the Every Mind Matters website. 

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