Family Resource Center Provides Helpful Information and Entertainment Materials for Children and their Families
The Family Resource Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is here to help families get the information they need about the medical issues they face. The Family Resource Center has information on many pediatric health topics. Our staff is available to help families find information they can trust, and can help make it easier for parents to be active and involved in the medical care of their children.
Our library collections also include books for children and teens and popular DVDs that patients can take to their room during their hospital stay.
The Family Resource Center is a relaxing place to read, and has plenty of books for the whole family to borrow. We also have magazines, Internet access, printing, copying and faxing services. Our staff is there to answer questions and help parents and patients find what they need.
All Family Resource Center services are offered free of charge.
The Family Resource Collection offers books, articles, pamphlets and DVDs on pediatric health and medical topics, school issues, and family relationships.
The Carol Carmany White Children’s Library has many popular books for children of all ages. Whether the patient is an infant or a teenager, families can find a story that each child will love.
The Alli Makar DVD Collection includes DVDs rated PG-13 and under for families to enjoy while in the hospital.
Families can meet with our health librarian to decide what information they need and can request an individualized packet of information on any topic.
Visitors can also get help with searching the Internet and finding the information they need.
Computer and Business Services
At the Family Resource Center, families can:
- Use our computers and Internet
- Get help using computer equipment and programs
- Borrow a laptop overnight
- Use our photocopying and fax services
Digital Camera Loan
Families can also borrow digital cameras from the Family Resource Center to take photos of patients and loved ones.
Other photo services we provide allow families to:
- Email photos to family members
- Print out digital photos on plain paper
- Use Scrapbooking Cart to create a keepsake photo book
The Family Resource Center offers free CaringBridge webpages for families, which allow them to make an individual, private webpage that can be used to let family and friends know about a patient’s progress.
The staff at the Family Resource Center can help interested individuals set up their CaringBridge page and can provide assistance with uploading family photos to the page.