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Located on the lower level of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, the Children's Services Department (CSD) serves children from ages 0-12 and their families and caregivers. All of our spaces, programs, and materials are designed to reflect the needs of this group. We offer a variety of books, play experiences, and programs for our patrons, including regular storytimes. We also provide outreach services to local schools, daycares, and community organizations serving children. For more information about our current program offerings, please visit the library events calendar or pick up a program guide at any library service desk. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

Policies and Procedures

The library is a space for everyone – and we want to keep it nice for everyone, too! Please be mindful of how you / your child’s behavior may be impacting other patrons.

  • Parents and guardians must be present to supervise children at all times. Children under the age of 10 may not be left alone in the library. This is for their safety – it may feel cozy, but the library is a large, public space, and we cannot be responsible for all of the children in our department at a given time. For further details, please see our Child Safety and Protection Policy.

  • Children’s restrooms are located in the back corner of the children’s department. Changing tables are available in the adult restrooms, located in the lower level reception area (near the Storytime Room and the elevator).

  • Food is okay – if you eat it in the right places. We have several food-friendly areas in the library, including the tables in the center of the center of the children’s department (with the colorful chairs) and in the lower level reception area (near the stairs). We simply ask that you be mindful of our library materials (don’t eat with our books or toys), and that you clean up after yourselves. Bottles for infants are an exception – these are welcome anywhere! We also welcome breastfeeding mothers and children wherever they feel most comfortable.

  • Walking feet only! The library is an exciting place, but it is important that we keep it a safe place, too.

  • Voices are welcome! As long as you are in the children’s department, you don’t have to worry about your voice level (unless it is disruptive to other patrons).

  • Clean up all toys and materials when you are finished using them. 

  • Adults who are not accompanied by a child are not permitted to use the furniture in the children's department. This is for the safety and convenience of children and their families. 

 Patrons who are excessively disruptive to others (playing too roughly, using foul or inappropriate language, or misusing materials) may be asked to leave.

Have a question that isn’t answered here? Contact us or ask at the Children’s Desk – we are always happy to help!