Children's Area

The Children’s Area is located in the castle on the first floor of the library. Available resources are intended primarily for children ages birth through 7th grade. In addition, the library’s Parent/Teacher Collection is located here. Savor this special area by browsing books and magazines, using computers (PK – 7th grade), playing in the puppet theater, and enjoying crafts.

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Children's area internal photo

Computing Resources Policy

Computers in the children’s room on the first floor are for the use of preschool through 7th grade children. If a computer is available, parents and caregivers aged 16 and older who are accompanying their children may use one. If a parent or caregiver is using a computer in the Youth Services area and a child in 7th grade or younger is in need of one, the adult must yield the computer and move to computers outside of the Youth Services area. If such adults’ children are under age 10, then the children must accompany the adults outside of the Youth Services area. Children aged 10 and under may not be left anywhere in the library at any time. No one unaccompanied by a child in 7th grade or younger may use the computers in the Youth Services area. If children are using computers in the “common area” of the second floor while computers are available in the children’s room, library staff may require them to transfer to the children’s room computers (accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver) during periods of high demand.

Youth Services Policy

Mission Statement: The Seminole Community Library Youth Services Section promotes reading and learning as an important part of family life. We provide a welcoming environment where children, teens, parents, teachers, and childcare providers have access to information and ideas.

Collections: The Youth Services Section offers a broad selection of materials for age’s birth through high school. The library also offers a special Parent/Teacher Collection that includes material for teachers, parents, childcare providers and caregivers. 

Included in the Youth Services collection are:

  •   Board Books
  •   Easy Readers
  •   Picture Books
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction
  •   Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Nonfiction
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Biographies
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Graphic Novels
  •   Reference Material
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Magazines
  •   Family DVDs
  •   Juvenile and Young Adult Audio Books
  •   Juvenile Music CDs
  •   Homeschooling Material
  •   Parent/Teacher Collection

Programming:

The Youth Services Section provides a variety of programs throughout the year:

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  •  Baby Time
  •  Toddler Storytime
  •  Preschool Storytime
  •  Music and Movement Programs
  •  Elementary Programs
  •  Teen Programs
  •  Library Teen Board Activities and Meetings
  •  Family Movies
  •  Annual Summer Reading Program
  •  Thematic Special Programs and Events
  •  Author Visits/Workshops
  •  Book Clubs

The Youth Services Section also participates in various events sponsored by the City of Seminole as appropriate.

Services:

  •   Provide reference and readers' advisory service
  •   Offer a collection that meets the recreational and informational needs of the community
  •   Provide computer access
  •   Assist the public in the use of library material and equipment
  •   Provide tours of the youth and teen areas
  •   Schedule class or group visits
  •   Plan and present public programs
  •   Offer outreach programs to public and private schools, daycares, and other community organizations that serve children
  •   Provide tutoring services to school aged children
  •   Provide technology assistance to the public
  •   Coordinate and supervise a Library Teen Board Volunteer Program
  •   Represent the Library at community events

Amendment approved by Library Advisory Board, 24 January 2011
Amendment approved by Library Advisory Board, 30 January 2017