LIBRARY CARDS FOR CHILDREN
Kids of any age (resident of Hawkesbury) can have their own FREE library card!
A parent or adult guardian must sign the application of a child under 14 and assumes full responsibility for their child’s use of the library’s services and facilities as well as responsibility for any fees incurred (late fees, damaged or lost items).
For information on non-resident fees & inter-municipal agreements, visit the Hawkesbury Public Library's » Get a Library Card! « page.
FAMILIES | LIBRARIES & LITERACY
Family outings for children to the Hawkesbury Public Library
Teaching young children the fundamental skills necessary for learning to speak, read and write begin with a literate home environment. Family trips to the library can motivate interest in learning and augment home literature collections with exciting new titles. Attending library programs for children provide an activity to build literacy skills in a safe secure setting.
GROUP VISITS | LIBRARY ORIENTATION SESSIONS
We invite you to bring your class or your group to the Hawkesbury Public Library.
A visit to the library allows children to become familiar with the services and resources we offer. Library orientation sessions for schools, daycamps, daycares or other groups are available by prior arrangement. As we might not be able to accommodate groups into our public programs or on a drop-in basis – to avoid disappointment, please contact us early so we can arrange a separate visit especially for you.
LIBRARY COMPUTERS FOR KIDS
The Library has 6 public computers, 2 early literacy workstations, 2 iPads + WiFi
The early literacy workstations and iPads are equipped with a full range of English and French educational, engaging and relevant for kids software and applications. Internet access is free and it is not necessary to reserve a computer in advance – access is on a first come first serve basis.
Note: Undoubtedly, there will be material available on the Internet that you find controversial or inappropriate for both you and your children. As such, it is highly recommended that parents supervise their child's Internet use including their online access at the Library.
The following web resources provide online safety tips you can discuss with your children.
Safe Internet Search Tools
Google Safe Search for Kids: http://www.safesearchkids.com/
KidRex - Google Safe Search for Little Kids: http://www.kidrex.org/
Useful Web Resources
Media Awareness Network for Parents : http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/...
SafeKids - Internet safety and civility: http://www.safekids.com/
Be Web Aware: http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/default.aspx
RCMP Internet 101: http://www.internet101.ca/en/index.php
Wired Safety: http://www.wiredsafety.org/