Thursday, December 16, 2010
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.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Find out more about these interactive classes.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Warsaw Public Library Puppet Gallery
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Cow Loves Cookies
The Wish Stealers
Clementine, Friend of the Week
How To Train Your Dragon
Bag In The Wind
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don’t)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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
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
Monday, June 7, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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
The jungle book [sound recording] 2009
Pippi Longstocking [sound recording] 2005
The cricket in Times Square [sound recording] 2004
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Find lots of books with an Irish flair on OWWL.
Saint Patrick and the peddler 1993
The wishing of Biddy Malone 2004
Black potatoes : the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 2001
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
San Souci, Robert D.
St. Patrick's Day crafts 2004
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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!
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.