It can be difficult to talk to your children when things are scary in the news. Youth staff have gathered some resources that could be helpful when having these conversations with your children. Rereading favorite stories or re-watching favorite movies can also be very comforting to children in times of stress.
Not every resource is right for every child or family. If you need guidance on what will best meet your specific needs, library staff can help you when choosing items.
Resources to Use With Your Child
These books and resources are appropriate to share with your children or have information about talking with your child: When Things Are Scary
Resources from Hoopla
Articles for Grownups
For Adults/Older Kids/Teens
These resources are for adults and older readers to learn more about the history, impact, and context of gun violence and school shootings in our country: Public Safety