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To assist children and parents in finding what they need, booklists on a wide variety of topics are available.

Three personal computers are available for use by children through sixth grade. A child must have his library card with him in order to use the computer.

  • Games
    A variety of educational games are loaded into two computers for children ages 3 and up.
  • Word Processing
    Students under age 12 can type and print out their work. The first five pages in black & white are free. Additional b&w copies are 5 cents each. Color pages are 25 cents each.
  • Library-Based Free Internet Access
    Any child under the age of 18, unless parental consent has been withheld, may go online.

Discovery Backyard
This community space allows children to connect with nature through outdoor hands-on experiences that support early learning and an appreciation for the natural world.

Early Literacy Stations
Two computers featuring games suitable for preschoolers are located in the play area.

Group Visits
Each year many groups visit the Children's Department. These groups include nursery schools, public school classes, and scout troops. Call or stop in to arrange for a group visit.

If an item you want is not in, let us know so that we may hold it for you when it is returned. You will be notified by phone and have 3 days in which to pick it up. Holds may be placed by library staff or you may do it through the library's catalog on the web page.

Interlibrary Loan
If you need a book, cassette, CD or video we do not own, a librarian can often obtain it for you through interlibrary loan. This process usually takes several days and you will be notified when the material comes through.

Four iPads loaded with educational games are located in the Children's Department.

This area provides children with the resources to experiment, explore, create, and produce information in ways that are hands-on and meaningful.

Black and white photocopies are 15 cents per page. Color photocopies can be made in the adult department. If a book cannot be borrowed, we will make up to four copies free of charge.

We schedule regular programs for both preschoolers and school-age children throughout the year as well as additional activities during school holidays and the summer vacation.

Reading Guidance
Whether you are a parent or teacher looking for a good book to read aloud, or a student looking for a recreational or assigned title, a children's librarian can help you find the perfect title.

Regardless of what you need: a school assignment, a lesson plan, or a bit of trivia, a librarian can help you find exactly what you require.

Temporary Reference
When large school assignments are given, a portion of our circulating collection on that topic is pulled and reserved for in-library use only.


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