Students with Young Children Have a Special Place at Buxton Library

Monday, March 25, 2024
Students with Young Children Have a Special Place at Buxton Library

Paradise Valley Community College’s Buxton Library has created a fun and safe space for students and their young children to read and learn. The initiative – Studying With Littles – caters to the unique needs of students who are also parents. The dedicated space has educational toys and a wide variety of children’s books to ignite their curiosity and keep them engaged while their parents complete homework. 

“Our incredible library staff and fellow colleagues created this dynamic space where academic pursuits and family enrichment go hand-in-hand,” explained PVCC’ Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Jennifer Miller. “PVCC is aligning its efforts with national trends supporting students who are also supporting young children, which is a testament to our commitment to holistic student success.”

“We understand that parents are their children's first teachers and are essential reading role models,” PVCC Librarian Paula Crossman added. “We also understand how challenging it is to juggle school, parenting, and work. It makes sense to create a space that invests in our students so they can share their love of reading and learning with their children.”

A library’s mission is to ensure free access to the tools our communities need to thrive. That’s why PVCC’s Buxton Library is checking out more than books. Members can check out many items to enrich their lives or provide needed enjoyment and entertainment, including puzzles, costumes, board games, noise-canceling headphones, whiteboards and markers, educational toys, culture passes, and seeds for planting. 

For more information about Studying With Littles and PVCC’s ongoing efforts, contact Dr. Miller at or 602-787-6607.