Tips for Parents

The following are some helpful hints for parents bringing children to any of our programs:

1. Please discuss the program with your child before you come. Explain that there will be stories, fingerplays, puppets, activities, and songs.

2. Please call the children’s librarian before bringing older or younger children to the program. Some sessions are at maximum capacity.

3. Please try to attend all programs. If you find you need to drop out, please notify the library so the next person on the waiting list may be called.

4. Try to arrive in plenty of time for the program. Programs will begin promptly. Latecomers distract both storytellers and audience members.

5. Please discuss appropriate behavior with your child. Good audience manners (listening respectfully and following directions) will be expected!

6. Although many children feel more comfortable carrying a “lovey” or toy from home, please be considerate of other participants. use your best judgment before allowing your child to bring toys to our programs.

7. Plan to check out books to you and your child can continue the library experience at home!



Do you like to read magazines?  View a list currently available at the library.  We keep up to 3 years worth of back issues that can be borrowed!

american_girl  cobblestone  ranger_rick  ladybug    Fun_for_Kidz

click-magazine    cricket  discovery-girls  national_geographic_kids  sports -illustrated_kids babybug

American Girl – For girls ages 8 and up.

Babybug – Designed for babies and filled with colorful pictures, simple rhymes, and short stories.

Click – For kids ages 3-7.  Stories and activities about nature, science, and the environment.

Cobblestone – For kids 9 and up who like to read about historical events and places.

Cricket – For kids ages 9-14.  Stories, poems, puzzles, recipes, and science and nature articles.

Discovery Girls – For girls ages 7-12.  Stories, sports, contests, quizzes, fashion.

Fun for Kidz – Themed issues: stories and fun facts, science experiments, animals, crafts and building projects.

Ladybug – For kids ages 2-6.  Filled with stories, songs, poems, and activities.

National Geographic Kids – For kids ages 6-14.  Animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events, and world cultures.

Ranger Rick – Nature magazine for kids ages 7 and up.

Sports Illustrated for Kids – For kids ages 6 and up.



Online resources for families concerning Internet safety can be found at:

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends this contract between parents and cyber-savvy children.

I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.

I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do, I will tell my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.

I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

Confidentiality of Records


2.1 In accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Statutes (Title 24, Chapter 16, Article IV, 24P. S. 4428), and as recommended by the American Library Association, the following records, related to the circulation of library materials, identifying the names of Library users and other personally identifiable information shall be considered confidential in nature and may be revealed only to record holders for library business use. This includes:

  • Titles and number of items checked out
  • Titles and number of items on reserve
  • Overdue and fine account information
  • Reference questions
  • Interlibrary loan requests and transactions

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