A variety of children's programs exist (storytimes, literary themed craft and event programs, family book clubs, etc.), and all are designed to introduce children to the life-long love of reading.
- To provide a programming atmosphere that allows maximum enjoyment by all patrons, age levels may be specified for many of the children's programs; parents and caregivers are encouraged to direct their children to age appropriate programs and events.
- The library requests that parents remain with their children during the program.
- Outreach programs are made available to the community based on staffing availability.
- Appointments must be made through the Collection and Programming Services Manager.
Children's - Computer Usage (General)
- Only children 12 and under may access the computers located in the Children's Wing.
- Children receive up to 4 hours on the computer.
- Adults are blocked from these computers and may NOT use their child's card to login.
- Adults and children misusing the computers will be asked to log off the computer.
Age Requirements in the Children's Area
The Children’s Area resources and services are designed for children (birth through 12 years of age).
- Parents and caretakers are invited to accompany their children to the Children’s Area to participate actively in reading, programs, and the selection and use of library materials.
- The use of the facility and resources of the Children’s Area are for children and teens through 17 years of age.
- To provide a fun and safe environment for children, adults (18 and over) who are not accompanied by a child, are to use the Children’s Area only for the purpose of retrieving materials for check out or to make arrangements to pull materials for research to be used in other areas of the library.
- An unattended child is any young child apparently alone in the library for an extended period (in particular, if the child seems distressed or is disruptive). Children under 7 cannot be left alone.
- Children must be age 13 or older to watch a child under 7.
The play area equipment is designed for toddlers and preschoolers and may be improperly used by older children. Anyone misusing the equipment or acting in an unsafe fashion will be asked to leave the area.
Unsafe activity includes:
- Loud screaming and shouting
- Jumping and climbing on furniture and equipment
- Fighting, biting and hitting
Children's - Recommended Websites
- Children's computers are not loaded with any particular gaming software.
- Recommended websites:
AAA Math - Basic math skills for kindergarten through 8th grade.