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Computers & Internet
What's On Our Computers:
Public Use Computers
- 4 homework computers for children in pre-K through 7th grade for schoolwork and homework only.
- 4 library catalog computers for children and adult caregivers to look up items in the library catalog.
- 5 open use computers for children in pre-K through 7th grade for either homework or recreation.
- 1 NEW! Early Literacy Station
A self-contained educational computer for children ages 2-8. This touch-screen workstation has early literacy educational games and activities already loaded on it, ready to play and learn with in the Children's Room.
Computer Use Guidelines
- All computers in the Children's Room with Internet access are filtered to reduce access to materials harmful to minors. Unfiltered access is available on adult computers (second floor). Please speak to a librarian if you would like to arrange this for your child.
- All computers in the Children's Room except for the Catalog Computers are restricted to use by children up through 7th grade. Children ages 5 and up must bring in their own valid library card to get a computer access code.
- Children who are too young to get their own library cards may be logged on by a librarian at a parent or caregiver's request.
- All children are given one hour of computer time per day. Additional time for homework use may be given by librarians if no one is waiting for a computer.
- There is a black and white printer available for children to use in the Children's Room. Printing costs 5 cents per page.
- The computers in the Children's Room do not have speakers. Regular headphones may be used for sound on these computers. Children may bring their own or purchase a set of earbuds at the desk for $1.50.
The Internet and the Web are a vast network of interconnected links. Following links can lead in unexpected directions. In accordance with the library's Internet Use Policy, it is the responsibility of each child's parent or legal guardian to monitor their Internet use.
Here are some online resources that can help you and your family decide how to safely use the Internet:
- The American Library Association's Online Resources for Parents and Children
- SafeKids.com's Kids' Rules for Online Safety
- SafeKids.com's Guidelines for Parents of Pre-Teens