Children & Teens in the Library

Our libraries offer warm, welcoming spaces for youth to enjoy, along with many educational and entertaining events. However, staff cannot provide supervision or be responsible for youth in the library.

  • Children in 3rd grade or younger must have a parent or caregiver nearby and within visual contact.
  • Children in 4th grade or older may use the library on their own. Even if they are not present, parents are responsible for their children’s actions and well-being. Anyone of any age who is disruptive to patrons or staff may be asked to leave.

View the full Children and Teen Policy.

Youth Cards

Information about obtaining a library card can be found here.  Parents are responsible for monitoring the materials their child checks out, and for any overdue or lost/damaged item fees.


CCPLS has everything kids love to read, watch, and listen to, in a wide variety of formats. Many resources—both physical and digital—are available in our catalog.

Please note that items in our collections represent many experiences and points of view. Staff does not monitor the types of information children may find in the library, or restrict checkout of items based on age.

Internet Access

The internet allows people of all ages to access ideas, information and commentary. Some of this content may be inaccurate, offensive or inappropriate for children or teens.

Although we cannot ensure that a child or teen visiting the library will not access content a parent disapproves of, CCPLS offers public computers with filtered internet access in both the Children’s and Young Adult departments.  

It’s important that parents never allow someone else to use their child’s card for computer access, or to let their child use someone else’s card.

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