TweensFAQs and Laptop Use


 

What is available in the Tween Room?

We have many resources available to patrons of the library. Including Books, CDs, Videos & DVDs, Wii Games, PS3 Games, Xbox Games, PS4 Games, and Audio Books for Tweens. We also have wireless internet accessible laptops and iPads for in room use.  We now also have a calculator for homework use and a charging cable that fits most phones for emergency charging.

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What are the "Golden Rules"?

Here at the library we try to be accommodating to our community. We get to know our patrons and do the best we can to make them feel at home. BUT...We do have our own set of "Golden Rules" to live by in order to ensure the Health and Safety of all Library Users.

  1. You may not leave your Child alone in the Room if he or she is 11 or Younger. The Library Board Policy states no child may be left alone in any part of the library if they are 11 or younger. The library is not responsible for children of any age left unattended in the library. The library is a public place and safety is always our first concern. Please remain with your children.
  2. Please wear your Shoes at all Times. We cannot guarantee there is nothing hazardous (like a staple or thumbtack) on the floor which may injure a barefoot.
  3. Please do not Eat/Drink in the Tween Room. It keeps us from cleaning up sticky messes and worrying about hypersensitive food allergies. Please do not bring the coffee, tea or hot chocolate from the newspaper area into the children's room. You will be asked to move into another part of the library. The library is not responsible for burns from hot drinks.
  4. Please Clean up after playing with the board games. There is a lot of work to do in order to prepare for programs, order new materials, and keeps the shelves in order. Cleaning up the Tween area several times a day keeps us from providing you with the best service possible.
  5. Do not climb the shelves. We have stools to help you reach the high shelves. If you are still unable to reach you can ask a librarian for help.
  6. Do not Run. Its dangerous. Run outside, you'll have more room.
  7. Do not use the Handicap Button or elevator unless you need it. In order to make the library accessible to all patrons we are fortunate to have Handicap-Friendly automatic doors. Unfortunately, over-use and abuse of these feature leads to expensive maintenance. Parents with Strollers are exempt.
  8. Return Materials on Time. It's frustrating for everyone when books are overdue. If you return your materials on time it will save you from paying fines and it save use from paying postage on overdue notices. Plus it is polite and considerate.
  9. Please try to show up to Programs on Time. We all run late from time to time. But it makes life easier and our programs better if we can start on time. If your child arrives late we are more than happy to see them however, s/he will have missed part of the story, songs, finger plays, etc.
  10. Laptop Usage. Laptops are for children and parents with children present only.  You must have your library card to borrow the laptops.  If you wish to watch movies or listen to music we ask that you use headphones to not disturb other patrons.  Laptops may only be used for an hour and a half and then we will ask that you return it. All laptops must be returned 15 minutes before closing and can not be borrowed during that time.
  11. iPad Usage. iPads are for children and tweens.  You must have your library card to borrow the iPads.  If you wish to watch movies or listen to music we ask that you use headphones to not disturb other patrons.  Laptops and iPads may only be used for an hour and a half and then we will ask that you return it. All iPads and laptops must be returned 15 minutes before closing and can not be borrowed during that time.
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Can I Sign Up for Programs if I do not live in Mattituck or Laurel?

Yes, programs are available first to Mattituck and Laurel Residents. You or your child will be placed on the waiting list and if there is space available, you will receive a call that you or they may then join the program.  However out of district patrons may not join our reading clubs. 

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What is the laptop service all about?

The laptops are a resource for our younger patrons. Play games, do homework or listen to music using headphones. Remember that anyone can use the laptops. With that in mind all work is wiped when laptops are shut down and can not be recovered. When printing or saving is required, please ask a librarian for assistance. We have flash drives available to transfer documents and a printer that costs 25 cents a page. As always we ask no food or drink in the Tween room or anywhere near the laptops.

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Who may use the laptops?

Only children and parents may use the laptops. Ipads are for the children only.  You need not be a Mattituck-Laurel Library patron to use a laptop.

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How can I get a laptop and iPad?

You will need to present your library card to use a laptop and iPad.

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When may I use the laptops and iPads?

Laptops and iPads may only be used for an hour and a half and then we will ask that you return it. All laptops and iPads must be returned 15 minutes before closing and can not be borrowed during that time.

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Where may I use the laptops?

When using the laptops we ask that you remain in the Tween area. As always we ask no food or drink in the Tween room.

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Smart Table

The library has purchased a Smart Table thanks to a grant from the  Ira A. Roschelle MD Family Foundation . The Smart Table is a Collaborative Learning Center that is used with your fingers.  We ask that you watch your children when using the smart table and that no food or drink be near the smart table.   It will be located in the Children’s Department.

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How can print from my laptop?

You may save all your work to a flash drive and print from our reference printers.

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If you further questions, you may email them to us!

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