What kind of programs does the Family Center offer? Open or Close
The Family Center offers programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, as well as teens. Library World gives a full description of each activity, and the dates for registration.
Why is the Children's Room called the Family Center? Open or Close
Although children are the main focus in the Family Center, we welcome families and patrons of all ages. There are books and activities for babies through the teen years.
What does DYA stand for? Open or Close
Originally the young adult collection was kept in a separate display, which was labeled DYA for Display Young Adult. Even though today teen readers have there own area in the Family Center, the name has stayed the same.
Does the Family Center have computers for children? Open or Close
Yes, we have five computers and two iPads. There are four computers upstairs and two on the lower level. Educational games are installed, but they require headphones, which you must supply. Residents get priority use of all computers in the Family Center. We must have an iPad parental permission slip completed before children can borrow the iPad for in-library use. In addition, we also have a Crayola kiosk with four iPads loaded with educational apps for young children.
What are the Guided Reading Kits? Open or Close
The Plainview schools use a reading program based on the work of Fountas and Pinnell. Each elementary school child is tested and assigned a letter based on their reading level. The Family Center has kits for letters A-S (additional letters will be added.) Each kit contains three books.
Does the Family Center offer media materials? Open or Close
Yes, we have a large collection of music CD's, from the classics and lullabies to the latest Disney stars. Books with CDs are also available, as well as books on CD and Playaways.