The children's reference desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 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 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 are 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|
|Explora||Full-text articles from magazines and other material for elementary children.||In Library||Remote||Library card number|
|Brainfuse HelpNow||Live tutoring from K-College on a number of subjects, skill-building practice, writing & language labs, chess tutoring, and more.||In Library||Remote||Create an account to keep track of progress.|