The Pennsylvania Get Smart Program invites all young children (up to the age of 12) to help build the national campaign to say “NO” to germs and “YES” to being healthy! This involves ideas like washing your hands (to wash away the germs), getting vaccines or “shots” (to help prevent illness), and using medicines called antibiotics appropriately (to fight infections). Select the age group for the entry. (4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.) One entry per child. Download competition guidelines, consent form and drawing template. 2017 Get Smart Kids Competition.
Draw a picture, design a poster or write a story about keeping healthy!
Deadline for submission is 10:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017.
Submit by email: Knowwhentosayno@pa.gov
Submit by mail to: Get Smart Drawing Competition Pa Department of Health 625 Forster St. Room 933 Harrisburg PA 17120-0701
Hershey Public Library’s Children’s Department hosts programming for early childhood literacy and learning for children from babies to pre-school age. We endeavor to accommodate children with all levels of ability and physical needs. If there is something we can do to improve the library experience for you and your child, please do not hesitate to talk to us and we will try our best.
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The Hershey Public Library is a community center focusing on open access to materials, programs, information, and services that fulfill the community’s educational and enrichment needs. The Library actively promotes and supports reading, literacy, information technology, multicultural resources and services and lifelong learning.
Are you a home-schooler, day-care provider, scout leader, or teacher? The Children’s Services staff at the library is pleased to welcome field trips to the library. We are happy to work with you in meeting your children’s needs.
Become acquainted with our extensive fiction and nonfiction collections in Children’s Services, as well as magazines, and media.
There are many online resources and databases trusted for their reliable source of information on multiple subjects through the library’s website. We would be very happy to intoduce you to these resources.
Field trips can be scheduled as our programming schedule permits, please call 533-6555 ext. 3708 for dates. Please note that all evening field trips must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
The Hershey Public Library welcomes and encourages community members of all ages to take advantage of the many resources the library has to offer. In order to provide the best possible library experience for our customers, we ask parents to follow these guidelines for Parent-Library Cooperation:
- We expect all children under the age of 8 to be accompanied by an adult or a responsible sitter while visiting the library.
Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior in the library. Disruptive children are defined as children who talk loudly, run, are disrespectful toward others, or mistreat library property. Disruptive children, attended or unattended, may be asked to leave the library after one warning.
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Warning to Parents and Caregivers:
Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are ultimately responsible for their children’s use of the Internet through the Library’s connection. The Hershey Public Library does not monitor, and has no control over, any materials obtained on the Internet, and cannot be held responsible for its content. Despite the presence of filtering software, it is recommended that parents supervise their children’s Internet sessions.
- No more than 2 people on any computer at any time
- Please log on / log off with each new user
- Appropriate, respectful behavior is expected at all times
These rules will be strictly enforced. If you do not follow the rules, your computer time will be ended for the day. Please note that federal law requires children 16 and under (until the 17th birthday) to have filtered Internet access. Library staff CANNOT override these filters.
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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