Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Youth Services provides reference, fiction, nonfiction, easy books, readers, an international languages collection, videos, DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs to children in preschool through eighth grade. A computer station is accessible to patrons under the age of 14, and contrary to many polices, adults who wish to use a computer must be accompanied by a child. The computers provide Word and Internet access, as well as various educational games for preschool and elementary grade students. There are many programs offered through Youth Services as well, and Quiet Study, Discussion, and Craft Rooms can also be found within Youth Services. Additionally, children may call the Story Phone to hear a different story or poem each week. However, the highlight of Youth Services is definitely The Enchanted Forest, which features scenes from popular children’s books, and provides an enjoyable area for children to read and play. A no-dial phone hidden in a tree trunk plays stories recorded by library staff as well.