The Parents' Role at the Greenwood County Library:
Children are very important to the Greenwood County Library. Our goal is to provide materials and programs that will enhance and enrich each child's library visit. The Library provides professional assistance, reviews, and annotated lists to help parents match their stated needs with available materials. We encourage you to assist your child in choosing materials you consider appropriate for your own family values as well as the maturity and development of your child.
A library is a public building, open to everyone in the community. Please use the same precautions for insuring your child's safety that you would in any public location. Library Staff assumes that all library customers are able to care for themselves or are under the supervision of a responsible individual, such as a parent, guardian, or babysitter.
Children who cannot work independently should not be left in the Library. Small children should not be left alone for their own safety.
Library hours are posted on the door of each building, on the Library's brochure, on bookmarks and on this website. Please make sure your child is picked up BEFORE closing time. The Library Staff cannot assume responsibility for children under age 18 who are left at the Library after closing.
Reference Staff can offer some assistance regarding Genealogy when the Genealogy/Local History Room is closed. Volunteers regularly staff the room. See "Genealogy/Local History" for more information and hours.
To contact the Reference Desk, call 941-4655 or email.
Children age 10 and under may not be left unattended in the computer lab. Computer access for children age 2 through the 5th grade is available in the Children's Room. These computers have educational games, and most offer Internet access. Children may use computers for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Caregivers are expected to stay in the Children's Room with their children. Adults who need access to the Internet may borrow laptops at the Children's Room Desk to use in the Children's Room.