The Children’s Family Libraries

Free Pediatric Health Information and Services

Welcome to the Family Libraries at Children’s at Egleston and Children’s at Scottish Rite. We invite all patients, their families, our staff and the community to explore the wealth of consumer health information and recreational reading materials we have available. We enhance the lives of children by empowering families through knowledge. All of our services are free. Offsite customers may call, fax or e-mail requests at any time.

  • Paper Cranes Family Library Decorated With Paper Cranes

    A special "Crane Curtain" decorated the front window of the Family Library at Children's at Egleston. Learn about the story of the 1,000 paper cranes and how patients enjoyed them.


Child Life SpecialistsFamily Libraries Services

Educational Materials

  • Consumer health books
  • Customized medical information searches
  • Models and charts of the human body
  • Reference materials
  • Spanish materials
  • More than 2,000 consumer health books, videos and DVDs available for check out, including:
    • Cancer
    • Injury and illness prevention
    • Inspiration and faith
    • Loss and grief
    • Medical conditions
    • Parenting
    • Women’s and men’s health
    • Subscription consumer health databases
    • Assistance with searching databases

Additional Information

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for YouMedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions.

Recreational Materials

  • Children’s books
  • Board games
  • Coloring books
  • DVDs
  • Fiction and non-fiction books for adolescents and adults
  • Videos
  • Puzzles

Communication Services 

  • Assistance with creating CarePages™, a Web page service that helps families keep in touch with family and friends before, during and after their hospital stay
  • A laptop program that provides laptops to patients and their families for check-out after a seven-day hospital stay (Family Library at Children’s at Egleston only)
  • Computers with Internet access and word processing capabilities
  • Copier, fax machine, notary and printers
  • Digital camera check out (inpatient use only)