You have knowledge and consent
If you have a child under the age of 18, they can only obtain a library card with your permission. We will not issue a library card to a minor without the parent or legal guardian willing to sign the child’s registration card.
By signing the library card application, you accept responsibility for returning borrowed items on time and in good condition.
With your signature, you also acknowledge that your child will have access to a wide variety of resources and that you will monitor their use of the library.
You decide what your child may borrow
You can choose if you want your child to be able to borrow movies and video games and whether or not you want them to have access to the internet.
If at any time you wish to change your child’s borrowing privileges, just stop by the Customer Service Desk.
You have monitoring options
If you lose track of what’s been borrowed on a child’s card, contact us. Be prepared to present the library card number of the account you’re checking.
You can also check your child’s borrowing record online:
- Click My Account to login with their library card number and PIN.
- If you don’t know the PIN, contact us.
Once you login, you will be able to see what’s checked out, when the items are due back, if anything is overdue, or if there are fines on the account.
You can also tell if any holds have been placed and whether or not they are available. You can even cancel holds.
Your interaction makes a difference
- Visit the library together with your child and help them choose what to borrow. You are the best person to know what’s appropriate for your child.
- Talk to your child about their visit to the library and ask to see what they borrowed. Your family can designate a special place in your home for library materials. That way you can easily keep an eye on what’s been borrowed and when the items are due back.
- Some parents choose to be the keeper of their child’s library card. We often see moms or dads with a bundle of cards on their key chains.
You are your child’s best advocate
We believe it is essential for you to take an active role in guiding your child’s use of the library.
Children ten (10) years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or assigned a chaperone age fourteen (14) or older.