Category Archives: A Library Minute

Online genealogy help

Through your library you have access to online genealogy information.  Heritage Quest includes census materials and is available for your use from home computers.
Ancestry also includes census information, including the recently released 1940 census.  Ancestry is only available to you from library computers.

Look for Heritage Quest and Ancestry on our online information page.

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Internet safety

This month is an excellent time to learn all about computers, how to use them, what’s good about them and what’s not so good.

Computers are here to stay and kids are going to use them, so it’s a good idea to understand some of the issues with computer use.

The Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games.

But that access can also pose hazards.   That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves on line.

Just like any safety issue, it’s wise to talk with your kids about your concerns, take advantage of resources to protect them, and keep a close eye on their activities.

Take an active role in protecting your kids from Internet predators and sexually explicit materials on line. To do that:

¨ Become computer literate and learn how to block objectionable material.

¨ Keep the computer in a common area, not in individual bedrooms, where you can watch and monitor its use.

¨ Share an email account with your child so you can monitor messages.

¨ Bookmark kid’s favorite sites for easy access.

¨ Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.     …..kidshealth.org

 

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Monster Mash

monster_bigMonster Mash with Tumblebooks
http://tinyurl.com/lz2jctjDancing monsters and prancing goblins jump off the page. Children of all ages will delight in identifying and adding the monsters on each successive page. The charming rhymes, coupled with the positive message that monsters in the night aren’t so scary after all, makes this a book that will transcend the Halloween season.

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