Parent and Child Resource Library
We have a large selection of books on a variety of topics for children. We also have some dual language children’s books, and books on special topics that might be hard to talk about such as divorce, grief, moving, going to the doctor or dentist, etc. There is also a good selection of parenting books as well.
Books and resources can be borrowed for a two week period.
Breast Pump Rental
The Valley Family Resource Centre has two commercial grade breast pumps that can be rented out on a monthly basis for just $30, with $10 returnable when the pump is returned in good working order.
Funding: One pump was provided through the Hotel Dieu, Perth-Andover as a result of the fundraising efforts made by the Carleton County Toy Run. The other pump was purchased through a Wellness Grant, province of New Brunswick.
The funds collected go toward purchasing supplies to use with the pumps.
Infant CPR Kits
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Northern Carleton Community Foundation, Infant CPR Kits have been made available to the Valley Family Resource Centre for families to borrow. These kits are a great educational tool for parents. You can watch the instructional DVD in the comfort of your own home and practice on the mini-manikin. Kits can be borrowed for a two-week period.
Helping Hands Guide – This booklet has been compiled to help families find services in the Upper River Valley Region. It’s available for download here, or you can pick up a copy at the Centre.