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 eight. Other
materials supporting the educational and recreational needs of children in
the collection include periodicals and a wide array of audio books and
audiovisual materials. Special interest collections include parent/teacher
books, home schooling books, toddler and beginning reader books, and
popular series collections. Also
available is a reference collection geared at the younger library patrons.
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.
Click the “Children’s Calendar” link for the date and time of
The Children's Services Department does contain (3) computers with
internet access. In order to use a computer, a child must have his or her
own library card and a parent/legal guardian must sign a parental consent
Most library books
may be renewed for an extended time period in one of two ways:
visiting the library with the item, or
telephone. The telephone number for book renewal is (601)
693-6771 ext. 223.
children's books and request (on hold) books can not be renewed. DVD's
cannot 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 (601)
Swearingen reads StoryLine
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