|Our young patrons, from infants to older elementary school-aged children, will enjoy a multitude of fun and educational experiences at the library. In the children’s room there are books, magazines, audio books, CDs and CD-ROMs. There are also recreational and educational DVDs. Children’s reference librarians assist youngsters with all their informational and recreational needs. The children’s room has a computer area where children may play educational and recreational games. The computers provide access to the Internet as well as word processing programs and online databases.
We have a designated tween area set up for children in grades five and six. With comfortable seating, a selection of age appropriate books and their own computer they can find what they need Be “tween” fifth and sixth.
We offer a year-round programming schedule. These activities include storytimes, movement programs, musical programs, crafts, workshops and book discussions. Special shows are planned when school is not in session. To foster a love of reading in children from the very young to our tweens we offer programs for summer reading and book buddies. Class and nursery school visits may be arranged by calling the children’s department at 935-6790 for space and staff availability.
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Getting Your First Library Card:
Children age 5 and up are eligible to get their first library card. Come into the library and sign up for the library card at the circulation desk. Once the child receives the new library card, he/she will be given a gift the first three times the card is used to check out a book. Children’s pictures will also be posted on our “New Card Holder” display board.
Born to Read: New Baby Kits:
For parents of infants under one year: Bring your baby’s birth certificate or birth announcement to the children’s room and you will receive a lightweight canvas bag filled with a baby book, growth chart and information on reading to your child.
POLICY FOR UNATTENDED CHILDREN
A practice has developed whereby children are left at the library unaccompanied by a responsible older person. Unattended children often become disruptive to other patrons using the library. For the general welfare of all persons using the library, and the safety of children, the following standards have been adopted by the Library Board of Trustees
Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Jericho Public Library
Computer Area Rules
THESE COMPUTERS ARE RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS FROM PRESCHOOL AGE THROUGH 6th GRADE.
PLEASE PRESENT YOUR LIBRARY CARD TO THE LIBRARIAN OR COMPUTER AIDE BEFORE USING THE COMPUTERS.
The Jericho Public Library has no control over the Internet network and makes no warranty, expressed or implied, for the timeliness, accuracy, or usefulness of information accessed via the Internet. As with other materials, restrictions of a child’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. Attempts to breach or circumvent workstation or host security within the library or at other Internet sites is strictly prohibited.