The Library Study Center, located at 3600 Oak Street, Ste. 101, is the place for kids to be Monday through Thursday afternoons. Library staff is on hand to help students with homework, research, and reports. A small but powerful reference collection lines the shelves. Computers with Internet access are available to children and teens with parents’ permission. Magazines, paperbacks, picture books, and other recreational reading materials are available as well.
The Library has a long-standing policy of providing age-appropriate material for children. Thus, Internet stations located in the Study Center are "filtered" workstations. This means they are equipped with software designed to prevent minors from accessing sites that may contain material that is inappropriate for children. Parents and legal guardians should be aware, however, that no filtering system is perfect, and that children who use these stations could come into contact with objectionable material.
Library staff does not monitor children’s use of the Internet. Children are less likely to encounter objectionable material and will get more out of the online experience when they have adult supervision. The Library encourages parents and legal guardians to become involved in their children’s use of the Internet, including the appropriate use of safety and security techniques.
For more information about the Study Center, call 237-4743.