to the Kids Page
The library offers many
materials and activities for children of all ages.
The children's collection includes a variety of fun and interesting books, sound
recordings, videos and magazines, as well as materials in Spanish, Portuguese,
French, and several other languages.
At all three library locations,
children can use computers to look up books in the catalog, access databases
to help them with their homework, and type papers for school. Filtered Internet
access is also provided for children in sixth grade and under.
All children are eligible for a
library card as soon as they
are able to print their first and last name. A child's application must be
signed by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian. Students in seventh grade and
older are eligible for adult library cards.
The Children's Department
offers library tours and/or storytelling sessions for classrooms, child care centers, Scouts and other
groups. The tours are available by appointment only, and group leaders are urged
to call at least two weeks ahead of time to schedule a tour.
The Children's Librarian is
also available to visit classrooms as time allows.
Call the Children's
Department at 580-7890 for more information.
Parent and Teacher Resources
A parents shelf, containing
books on a wide range of topics for parents and teachers, is available in the
Children's Room of the main library.
Teachers and parents are also
encouraged to check out our science kits, funded by a Science
Reference Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The
multimedia kits offer a fun way for students to explore a scientific subject in