Thursday, December 16, 2010

Children's Library Use Policy

Warsaw Public Library

Children’s Library Use Policy

Service to children is an important part of the library’s mission. We welcome children in the library and hope that their experiences here will be positive.

Please keep in mind that the library is a public place open to all individuals. It is not the library staff’s function to provide supervision or to care for unattended children. The following guidelines will help insure a good library experience:

· For their comfort and safety, a responsible caretaker must accompany children under 7.

· Any child who feels unsafe in the library for any reason should inform a library staff member.

· If children are left alone in the library, library staff will attempt to contact a parent or guardian. If no responsible adult can be located, staff will contact the local police department.

· Caregivers are expected to be aware of the opening and closing times of the library, bearing in mind that these can and do change. Power failures or other emergencies can occur and may require unexpected closing of the building. Since children left alone outside the library could be vulnerable, an effort will be made to contact the parent, guardian, or caregiver prior to closing. If, however, a child is left at the Library after closing time or as the result of an emergency closing, the police will be called.

· Children ages 7 through 17 may use the library without a caretaker being present. They are expected to adhere to the same standards of conduct expected of adults. All library users are expected to respect library property and to act in a manner appropriate to the use and function of the library. Children who do not use the Library appropriately may be asked to leave the building.

· The library believes it is the right and responsibility of a parent or guardian to determine what is appropriate material in order to meet personal family standards and guidelines. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children and to select material with their children or review their children’s selections. The library is not responsible for a minor’s selection of library materials.

· Adults who are using the Internet or other library services and programs must supervise or provide guidance and behavior control for minors accompanying them. The library reserves the right to prohibit Internet use, and/or ask the adults and minor children to leave if unacceptable behavior persists.

· Library policy requires the signature of a parent or guardian to approve the application for a library card for anyone under age 18.

· The Library requires the parent or guardian of a minor child to be responsible for all overdue, lost or damaged materials and fines, fees and other debts accrued by a minor child.

· All children under age 18 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian, signed on the library permission form in the presence of a library employee, to access the Internet. The library is not responsible for the content or appropriateness of any materials accessed on the Internet.

· All computers in the Warsaw Public Library are currently filtered in compliance with the Children’s Online Protection Act (CIPA). Filters limit materials accessed by the user, although they do not guarantee that objectionable material will not be seen.

· Children’s use of all library materials, including the Internet, is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

· All personal belongings should be kept with patrons at all times. The staff cannot store personal belongings.

adopted 12/14/10

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Have a safe New Year

Warsaw Public Library is offering two safety workshops for children ages 10-15 on Tuesday December 28th. We are pleased to have EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Trainings instructors coming to offer First Aid and Internet Safety classes free of charge to you.

Find out more about these interactive classes.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrate with holiday books for kids.  In the children's room at Warsaw Public Library all the holiday books are shelved in the right front corner.  Each different holiday has a corresponding sticker.  Look for the orange ones on the spines of the Halloween books.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I just came upstairs after participating a little in Miss Mary's library program for the YMCA after school program kids.  What fun!  I played with some of the dozens of finger puppets the library owns for special programming.  Did you know that we have over 40 puppets you can check out?  They are so neat-o.

Warsaw Public Library Puppet Gallery

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Now I’ll Learn to Read

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for young children. The earliest years are the time when we concentrate on teaching reading, aiming to have confident readers by Third Grade. Of course, every child has her own schedule. My father loved to tell how when his father tried to get him to learn before he had started first grade, he proudly retorted, “I will larn when I go to skool.”

The library is here to help all readers and those learning to read. Is there something confusing, something you are curious about? Ask your child’s teacher, and ask us. If we don’t have an answer, we’ll try to find one.

Don’t forget to keep reading aloud, and check our Early Reader section.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fall Plans

Don’t forget we do story time all year. Tuesday mornings at 10:30, we have a half hour of rhymes, songs, and stories. Join us. There’s no need to register.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Books for Kids

Some New Books you can find downstairs in the children’s section at Warsaw Public Library:

Cow Loves Cookies

Kindergarten Diary

Village Garage

Growing Patterns

Potty Animals

The Wish Stealers

Clementine, Friend of the Week

How To Train Your Dragon

Bag In The Wind

What If?


Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t)


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New kid's DVDs to look for at
Warsaw Public Library this fall.

Mist Sheep Dog Tales: Tale of a Sheep Dog

Karate Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Angelina Ballerina: Love To Dance

Skellig: The Owl Man

Cop Dog

Furry Vengeance

Gold Retrievers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Summer Reading Program continues through August at Warsaw Public Library.
That means kids can still sign-up to earn prizes.  It is not to late to catch the Summer Reading Wave!

Check out some watery books for kids at Warsaw Public Library.

Mermaid Queen : the spectacular true story of Annette Kellerman, who swam her way to fame, fortune, & swimsuit history! by Corey, Shana  2009

One well : the story of water on Earth by Strauss, Rochelle 2007

Knack canoeing for everyone : a step-by-step guide to selecting the gear, learning the strokes, and planning your trip by Gray, Daniel A 2009

Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea by Jenkins, Steve 2009

Find many more on OWWL.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Books For Kids at the Library

Look for these!

The Night Fairy
Laura Amy Schlitz

At the supermarket
Rockwell, Anne F.

Bottner, Barbara


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Splash around at Warsaw Public Library this summer.

Two new book clubs for kids start in June.

On June 22 at 4PM, come to the library to join our Weather Watchers club. This is for young scientists who want to learn more about the weather. We’ll do hands-on experiments every week through July. Don’t worry if you can’t come to every week’s session. Come as often as you can.

On July 24 at 4PM Island Readers will start. This is a book club for independent readers who like adventure.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To make it easier to fit story time into your family’s summer schedule, there are more Story Time options this summer.

Toddler Time
Stories for the very young is at our regular story time, Tuesday mornings at 10:15.

Stories for Big Kids 
For those who go to preschool or school, but still like a good story time.Tuesdays at 1PM

Pajama Story Time
For the whole family.   Monday, June 28, July 12, August 2, August 23 7PM

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The YMCA afterschool program visits Warsaw Public Library every week.  Miss Mary takes the kids on adventures through reading and activities.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Put these Warsaw Public Library summer family events on your calendar!

& Bubbling
With Doug Rougeux
Wednesday July 14th, 7:00 pm

Moreland the Magician Monday July 26th, 4:00

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Look for these new family DVDs at
Warsaw Public Library this summer.

Emily of New Moon 3rd Season

Emily of New Moon 4th Season

Through a Dog’s Eyes

Nic and Tristan Go Mega Dega

Alice in Wonderland


Bob the Builder: Building From Scratch

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hey these new books at Warsaw Public Library are FUN!

Mighty machines picture puzzles 2010  Bruning, Matt

Zoo picture puzzles 2010  Bruning, Matt

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New books for boys at Warsaw Public Library
Find them and more on OWWL.

Cottrell Boyce, Frank

Hot shot
Peters, Stephanie True

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sometimes kids like their independence. They need some quiet time without the television blaring. Stress release is good for them. Every parent needs the same thing too sometimes.

Try some books on CD. Kids can learn to use the player and even follow along with these classic stories with the books found in the children's section of Warsaw Public Library.
Find many more kids audio books on OWWL.

The mouse and the motorcycle [sound recording] 2006
Cleary, Beverly

The jungle book [sound recording] 2009
Kipling, Rudyard

Pippi Longstocking [sound recording] 2005
Lindgren, Astrid

The cricket in Times Square [sound recording] 2004
Selden, George

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Come to the library on Tuesday mornings to greet the new season. At 10:15, young ones and willing adults can join in as we add Spring rhymes to our half hour of stories, songs, and activities. We have added a pint-sized parachute to our rainbow of activities. Come and see.

Monday, March 29, 2010

National Library Week is April 11-17.

We will host a Pajama Story Time
on Monday, April 12, at 6:30 PM to start the week off right.
Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend.
We will end with milk and cookies for everyone.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Investigate Easter at Warsaw Public Library
Find many Easter books on OWWL.

Hopper's Easter surprise
Pearson, Susan

Easter parade
Berlin, Irving
The Easter egg farm
Auch, Mary Jane

Monday, March 15, 2010

Celebrate St. Particks Day with books from Warsaw Public Library!
Find lots of books with an Irish flair on OWWL.

Saint Patrick and the peddler 1993
Hodges, Margaret

The wishing of Biddy Malone 2004
Cowley, Joy

Black potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 2001
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Brave Margaret : an Irish adventure 1999
San Souci, Robert D.

St. Patrick's Day crafts 2004
Gnojewski, Carol


Monday, March 1, 2010

Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter by Jane O'Connor.
at Warsaw Public Library and on

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


A whole nother story
by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

At Warsaw Public Library and on OWWL

Monday, February 8, 2010

Come check out the TORQUE: ARMED FORCES series at Warsaw Public Library.

Army Delta Force
Alvarez, Carlos

Army Night Stalkers
Alvarez, Carlos

Marine expeditionary units
Alvarez, Carlos

Army Rangers
Alvarez, Carlos
Find lots of kids books on OWWL.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More new books at the Library

The magician's elephant
DiCamillo, Kate.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Some new books at Warsaw Public Library for kids!
Find them on OWWL.

A truck goes rattley-bumpa
London, Jonathan

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hanging Out
If you need to spend some time in the library, don’t forget our magazines on the upper floor, or the box of comics in the children’s fiction section. If you are lucky enough to see “Miss Mary,” ask for one of the card games donated to the library: “Monopoly Deal,” “Scrabble Slam,” or “Pictureka.” You are welcome to use these anytime you are in the library.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Be sure to experience all Warsaw Public Library has to offer you and your family!

  • Be sure to check the tables and bookcases throughout the library for displays of books, new and old, to check out.
  • Be sure to look for the box of Picture Books of the Week in the Children’s room. This is a changing selection of books from the children’s area that will make browsing easier for even the youngest (or the busiest).
  • If you need to spend some time in the library, don’t forget our magazines on the upper floor, or the box of comics in the children’s fiction section.
  • If you are lucky enough to see “Miss Mary,” ask for one of the card games donated to the library: “Monopoly Deal,” “Scrabble Slam,” or “Pictureka.” You are welcome to use these anytime you are in the library.

If you have requests or suggestions about how to make the library a comfortable place for people to enjoy lifelong learning, please let us know.