Parent and Caregiver Information

Parenting Collection

The Children’s Room maintains a collection of books and other current materials on subjects of interest to parents.

Books on Sensitive Topics for Children

This collection of books is meant for a parent to share with their child.  Topics include toilet training, divorce, death, new baby, adoption, moving, illness, and disabilities.

Library Cards

Any child age 6 or older, or in the first grade, may get a library card.  A brief form must be filled out and a parent/guardian signature is required.  We urge parents and caregivers to also obtain their own library card.

Child Safety Policy

All children under age 9 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or caregiver at least twelve or older.  Please read the full Child Safety Policy.

Computer Usage

Computers in the Children’s Room are reserved for families with children.  Children under 6 years old must be under the direct supervision of a parent or caregiver when using a computer.  It is the responsibility of a parent or caregiver to ensure appropriate use of computers by children.  Content filters are not installed on any GPL computers; when a child uses a computer, the parent or caregiver is responsible for overseeing what sites are accessed.  Anyone using a computer must agree to abide by our Computer Use Policy.

Birthday Books

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a child’s birthday or special occasion? We will order a book of your choice in your child’s name. Each participant gets to be the first to borrow the Birthday Book which sports a special bookplate at the front to commemorate his or her birthday honor.  Ask in the Children’s Room for a Wish List of books to choose from or suggest a new book that we will order.

Display Case

The Children’s Room has a very popular display case where children can display their favorite collections and artwork for one month. An application (available at the Children’s Room Circulation Desk) must be submitted.

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Websites

Schools

Internet Safety

  • GetNetWise – for Internet users of all ages; provides information on child safety, spam and other unwanted email, protecting your privacy online, and protecting your computer from viruses and hackers. Kids’ Safety includes an online safety guide, tools for parents, websites for kids, and how to report trouble.
  • SafeKids – offers online safety guidelines for parents, free newsletter and Child Safety and the Information Highway document published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  • I-Safe – a nonprofit foundation with the mission to educate and empower youth to safely and responsibly take control of their Internet experiences.  The site provides education, a safe-surf contract, links for parents and educators and more.
  • FEMA Online Safety for Kids

General Information