Parents & Caregivers’ Week: Back to school in unusual times

Written by Maggie Killman, Lifelong Learning Manager, Downtown Main Library 

Every school is facing a different set of circumstances this year, and all parents and caregivers are facing new challenges. The Library is offering a week of free, virtual back-to-school events, Aug. 17-21, to equip you with tools to help your student succeed. 

Successfully Launching Your Child's Online Learning at Home 

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University focuses on key strategies families can use to facilitate a strong start to learning this fall in partnership with their child’s teachers and other community supports. Just like a space launch needs engineers, mathematicians, and physicists to work together to send astronauts into space, families, schools, and communities need to work together for children’s learning to take off.

 Fostering Resiliency in Troubled Times 

This school year, the only guarantee we have is change. How can you support your child through a shifting landscape of learning this year? Join Dr. Dana Harley from University of Cincinnati's School of Social Work for a discussion of how to help your child develop resiliency so they are prepared to face many changes that come their way.

Successful Study Skills at Home 

Making the most of an at-home learning environment is a challenge that many families are facing this school year, and parents and caregivers may be wondering what routines and structures can help their children stay engaged with their education from home. The Huntington Learning Center provides a short presentation and lead a discussion on the at-home study skills that could benefit you and your child as the school year kicks off. Click to register 

Virtual Library Resources Deep Dive for Parents and Caregivers

Need support finding resources to support your child's education during these changing times? The Library can help! From online homework help to personalized collections of books and other materials, join us for a deep dive into all of the resources available to parents and caregivers through the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. 

All events are recorded and posted on the Library’s YouTube channel.