The children's reference desk is staffed Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You may contact the children's reference desk by calling 405-372-3633 ext.8108 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two computers in the Children's Department that contain educational and entertaining games and stories. These computers are not connected to the Internet and do not require parental permission or library cards in order for a child to use them. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
There are also two Internet computers specifically for children. These computers are more highly filtered than other Internet computers in the library. Email, chat and social networking sites cannot be accessed on the children's Internet computers. A library card and parental permission is required to access all Internet computers.
The children's internet computers are loaded with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Frontpage for school projects.
- IPL2 (http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace) Extensive listing of child friendly homework and education sites based on subject.
- USA Kids (http://kids.usa.gov) Links to kid friendly educational government websites, divided by subject.
- Great Websites for Kids (http://gws.ala.org) American Library Association's suggestions for helpful children's websites.
Databases for Children
|DATABASE||DESCRIPTION||LIBRARY LINK||REMOTE LINK||USER NAME & PASSWORD|
|Encyclopedia Britannica||Interactive, multi-media learning material with one site for elementary students and one for middle school.||In Library||Remote||First five digits of your library card number|
|Searchasaurus||Full-text articles from magazines and other material for children in grades 1-3.||In Library||Remote||Library card number|
|Brainfuse HelpNow||Online tutoring, expert instruction, and self-study. Tutors are available each day from 2 pm to 11 pm. For live help, please enable Java Script.||In Library||Remote||Library card number|
|Testing & Education Reference Center||Online practice tests, books and courses to prepare for standardized tests, including ACT, SAT & GED. Use with Mozilla Firefox.||In Library||Remote||Library card number|