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CHILDREN’S LIBRARY CARDS

How do children get a library card?
A library card is required to check out materials and may be obtained at the Circulation Desk. Children will need to bring a parent, grandparent or legal guardian to apply for a card. Parents may apply for a card without their child present.. They are free of charge to residents of our service area.

Where are children's library cards kept?
Children do not keep their library cards with them. Children's Library Cards are kept in the Children's room, on a cart next to the Children’s Librarian’s desk. Befor going to the Circulation Desk to check out books, children should first ask the Children's Librarian for their card. If she is not present, the child may ask at the Circulation Desk for their card. After books are checked out, Circulation staff will return the card to the Children’s Librarian.

How long are the cards good?
Cards are valid for one year at which time cardholders may be required to verify address in order to renew the card.

How long may children check out books?
The normal loan period for books and audiobooks is three weeks for both children and adults. Magazines and CD-ROMs are loaned for one week.

What are the late fees for children?
Late fees of $.20 per day will be assessed on overdue books. Late fees are the same for both children and adults. Parents may want to make note of their children’s library card barcode and check their account for due dates. Go to 'Search the Catalog' and click on My Account then Review My Account. You will need the barcode and PIN for the account. Books may be renewed on-line as well. For more information on how to use your account, go to My Account

Do children need special permission to check out some materials?
Signed permission slips must be on file for children under 18 to check out videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs. Parents may obtain permission slips at the Circulation Desk. It only takes a minute!

 

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