of the Vineland Public Library's best assets is its wonderful Children's
Department. Located on the 2nd floor (accessible by an elevator
for people with disabilities), the Children's Department has a large
collection of children's books and many other resources, such as
puppets, that may be borrowed. Children ages 12 and younger are
welcome to use the five children's computers and children ages 6
and younger are welcome to use the four computers in the Parent/Toddler
Area. The Children's Department offers many events and activities
such as Baby, Preschool and Toddler Story Times, Book Discussions
and Family Nights.
Various teachers from Vineland schools
(public, private and homeschoolers) schedule class visits to our
library. Please call (856) 794-4244, ext. 4246 to arrange a visit
for your class or group to our library. We can take no more than
30 students at a time. Call early! We get booked quickly at the
beginning of the school year. There may be as much as a two-month
waiting period. Teachers may ask us to cover specific topics, but
here is a general listing of the programs we offer:
Preschool/Day Care Centers – Stories, how to get a library
card, how to find books in our Easy Reader section--45 minutes. Kindergarten – Tour of the library, stories, how to get
a library card, library rules, how to find books in our Easy eader
section--45 minutes to an hour. 1st & 2nd grade – Tour of the library, stories, how
to get a library card, library rules, how to find story books--1
hour. 3rd - 6th grade – Stories, book talk, how to find books
in the library (an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System &
our online catalog), how to choose a book for a report. How
to use the library for research. All programs are 1 hour. Homeschoolers – We can modify any of the above programs
for your group.
7th grade and above – Please call the Reference Department
at (856) 794-4244, ext. 4243.
Rules for Online Safety
will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone
number, parent's work address/ telephone number, or the name and
location of my school or library without my parent's permission.
will tell my parents right away if I come across any information
that makes me feel uncomfortable.
will never agree to get together with someone I "meet"
online without first checking with my parents.
my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a
public place and bring my mother or father along.
will never send a person my picture or anything else without first
checking with my parents.
will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make
me feel uncomfortable.
is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell
my parents right away so that they can contact the online service.
will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going
online. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online,
the length of time I can be online, and appropriate areas for me
will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.