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Contact Us

By phone: 345-5820 ext. 1134
By email:
childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org

Or visit us at:
             1801 Jack Warner Parkway
             Tuscaloosa, AL 35401



Local

Tuscaloosa County Schools - Thirty-two schools, located throughout the county, provide comprehensive, community-based learning centers for students enrolled in kindergarten through grade twelve.

Tuscaloosa City Schools - Twenty-four campuses offering a wide range of academic opportunities including: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, American Studies, Athletics, Fine Arts Programs, and a variety of other educational enrichment opportunities.

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama - Adopt-A-School, Leadership Tuscaloosa, a regional school-to-career and workforce development system, “One Stop” Business Resource Center, Convention and Visitors Bureau, riverfront development and a host of other programs find their birth within the minds and hearts of Chamber members and Chamber-led initiatives. 

Help & Advice

Tusc Moms - Are you a mom? Discover kids' activities in Tuscaloosa, research kids' events and find more information about Tuscaloosa family events.

Tuscaloosa One Place - A family resource center that empowers people to achieve their full potential. Providing resources to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse and neglect thus improving the quality of life for all members of our community.

Parent Assistance Line (PAL) - (866) 962-3030; A collaborative service of the University of Alabama Child Development Resources and the Alabama Children's Trust Fund. Talk to a parenting resource specialist who will listen to you, then offer helpful information and support. Callers can also request free literature about their specific parenting concerns.

Sarrell Dental Center - (205) 469-0444; A non-profit organization dedicated to providing dental services for children ages 1 - 20 with Medicad and ALL-KIDS insurance.

Success By 6 - Commit to providing pre-schoolers and educators in Central Alabama the skills needed for children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and thrive.  

Baby TALK - A collaborative effort designed to support parents in the caring of small children.  Services are provided at multiple sites including DCH Regional Medical Center, the Tuscaloosa County Health Department, the Children′s Hands-On Museum, and University Medical Center.

For more information about Child Development Resources′ parent education and support programs, call (205) 348-2650. Callers outside of the Tuscaloosa calling area may dial toll free 1-800-791-5437. 

Favorite Links

Common Sense Media - A non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that provides parents, educators, health organizations, and policymakers with reliable, independent data on children's use of media and technology and the impact it has on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.

Parents.com -  Bringing together the power of respected magazine brands American Baby and Parents, Parents.com is your go-to destination for parenting information.

Parenting.com -  Community, recipes, mom-tested gear, photo galleries of your kids, mom tips you can't live without and more of what you've been looking for.

PBS Parents - A resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning and serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS.

Wholesome Baby Food - A baby food recipes and solid foods for baby website featuring fresh, fast and simple Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Nameberry - Baby name lists and their meanings, name suggestions, articles and advice.

Sh*t My Kids Ruined - Comic relief, commiseration and birth control; a website designed for laughter or commiseration with the unfortunate things kids have done.  Named one of Time magazine’s best sites of the year for 2010. 

Plugged in Parents - A comprehensive cyber-world that offers advice from a pediatric nurse-practitioner, reader-approved recipes, and even family-dog pros and cons.

Kids Friendly Guide - A cross-country handbook of restaurants, resorts, after-school activities, and services that cater to kids, complete with reviews by parents.

Babble.com - A veritable safety net of we’ve-been-there advice and keep-you-in-the-loop news to help you during that gigantic leap into the world of parenting.

The Family Groove - An online magazine that touches on such topics as autism awareness and fitness ideas on shedding the baby weight, all in a chatty, tell-it-like-it-is forum.

All for the Boys - Stuck inside all day with rambunctious kids. A blog with craft ideas and DIY round ups to keep boredom at bay for days.