Family Resource Center

Housed in the Medical Library on our main Hospital campus in Madera, the Family Resource Center (FRC) provides hospital patients, their families and staff with access to a wide variety of consumer health information about child health and well-being. The FRC, in cooperation with Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU), provides a collection that includes books and pamphlets on a variety of topics from coping with chronic illness and hospitalization to parenting skills and child development, as well as a bulletin board for upcoming events at the Valley Children’s Hospital and at EPU. The FRC also maintains a collection of children’s books and crayons for recreational use. Families can also access the internet for consumer health information and to keep in touch with loved ones who cannot be here.

The FRC has provided two computers and a printer with suggested bookmarks for easy access to information. Library staff are available to help families find information they need.

How to Find the Family Resource Center

The FRC is located on the Garden level at the East end of the Hospital, inside the Medical Library.

Family Resource Center Hours

Monday-Friday          7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Holidays          CLOSED

Valley Children’s Health Encyclopedia

In addition to the resources families and staff can find at the FRC, Valley Children’s Health Encyclopedia offers additional information, including a condition and treatment library, nutrition and wellness articles and multimedia tools. Visit the Health Encyclopedia anytime at