We have seven computers available for internet access for children 12 and under. Internet is limited to one hour per day. Children under the age of 8 must have an adult sit with them when they access the internet. Internet Computers for adults and teens are available downstairs in the adult area. Children must have their own library card or be issued a guest pass if they are visiting or are too young to obtain their own library card. Sign up at the Children’s Desk to use the internet. You may bring your own earphones or purchase ear buds at the reference desk.
Children’s Game Computers:
The library has 2 computers specifically made for children ages 2-8 years of age. They are available on a first come first serve basis. The computers are designed to be used with minimum reading ability. There are currently 37 games available on each computer. Earphones are provided with each computer.
The Library of Virginia has purchased the TumbleBookLibrary for use by Virginia’s public libraries. The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book.
The TumbleBookLibrary collection can be accessed online from every computer in your local public library with an Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on your library web site. The TumbleBookLibrary includes a wide selection of stories that come to life for children through engaging animation. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. There are even options to hear the stories in French or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.