Children and Teen Services provide print and audiovisual materials for children and teens. Materials are available for even the youngest children to help them begin learning basic concepts. A collection of materials for parents and educators is also located on this floor. Full reference service is available in this department.
A variety of free programs are offered throughout the year. Program information can be found through the library's website, Facebook page, monthly newsletter and in-house flyers. Tours, book talks, storyhours and library instruction for groups may be arranged with the children's librarian.
Computer Services There are ten computers in the department which feature Internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and edutainment software. You must have your own library card with you to use the computers. Library staff can help start a program, but cannot provide tutoring or hands-on assistance. CYA computers will be shut down 15 minutes before the rest of the library. There are no charges for using the computers. All computers are connected to a laser printer. The first five sheets of paper printed are free for children under 18; all other printouts are 10 cents per page. Internet Policy.
Dial-A-Story is direct access to stories, which enables children and families of the community to dial a special number and hear a short story. Stories will change on a weekly basis. The stories are available 24 hours a day, year round. The stories are professionally prerecorded and the average running time of the stories are 2.5 to 4.5 minutes. The special number for Dial-A-Story is 278-5246. The service is fun and free to the callers.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The TumbleBook Library collection can be accessed on-line from every computer in the library with Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on the library website.