Vineland Public Library

 

 

Welcome to the Vineland Public Library Children's Department

 

An award-winning online curriculum for young
children, from Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in the library.

Click here to register for the Summer Reading Program!

Children registered for the Summer Reading Program may log their reading here. Log any books read since June 14, 2016. Log your reading through August 20, 2016.

 

Click here for online safety rules.


    One 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.

    Class/Group Visits

    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.

My Rules for Online Safety

  • I 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.

  • I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.

  • I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents.

  • If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my mother or father along.

  • I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.

  • I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable.

  • It 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.

  • I 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 to visit.

  • I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.

  • For further information on child safety, please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

 

If you have comments or suggestions, e-mail Head of Children's and Young Adult Services Helen Cowan Margiotti.