The Children's Services Department houses an excellent collection of
children's fiction and non-fiction literature which support the reading
needs of children ranging in age from birth through grade six. Other
materials supporting the educational and recreational needs including
periodicals, a wide array of audiovisuals, and some toys. Special interest
collections include parent/teacher books, home schooling books, toddler
and beginning reader books, and popular series collections. Also available
is an up-to-date reference collection geared at the younger library
The Children's Services Department offers a wide array of programming
opportunities throughout the year, all aimed at promoting a love of
reading and encouraging good reading skills. These programs target
audiences begin with young toddlers and go through Jr. high school level.
Books for more experienced readers ranging in age from grade five through
grade eight are found in the Young Adult Collection, located on the Main
floor. Contained within this collection are books which support the local
educational systems Accelerated Reader programs.
The Children's Services Department does contain (3) computers with
internet (www) access. Parents/Legal guardians must sign parental consent
forms in order for their children to utilize this service.
books may be renewed for extended time periods in two ways. These are 1)
by visiting the library with the item, or 2) by telephone. The telephone
number for book renewal is 693-6771 ext. 223. Some children's
books and request (on hold) books can not be renewed. Videocassette
tapes and DVD's can not be renewed.
The library offers a 24-hour, 7-day per week Storyline service which has
become a very popular free service to area children and their parents.
The telephone number for Storyline is 482-4444.
For further information or to contact the Children's Services Department
of the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library, please call (601)
693-6771 ext. 224.
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