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Children Services - Children's Room Services
SPRING 2015 News: Summer Reading Club will begin on June 20!

Join us for these special programs:

The Fun and Funny Juggling Show
Monday, June 1 at 5:30pm
Ages 2 and up.
Join comedian Will Shaw for an entertaining show with juggling, balance tricks, boomerangs, cowboy rope tricks, music, sight gags, clowning, and plenty of audience participation.
Registration required - Free tickets available starting 5/24.

Learn to Juggle!
Monday, June 1 at 4:15pm
Grades 3-6
Everyone can juggle! Come and learn the amusing art of juggling with comedian and juggling expert Will Shaw! Then stay and enjoy Will’s ‘Fun and Funny Juggling Show’ at 5:30 (separate registration required).
Reg. starts 5/24.

Matty Roxx Music
Friday, June 5 at 10:30am
Ages 6 and under.
Join kids’ “musician & funster” Matty Roxx for a lively program filled with music, bubbles and laughs!
Registration required - Free tickets available starting 5/29.

For more programs, please click on "Children's Programs" at left.
Children's Room Policies

Please review the Library's Rules of Conduct when visiting the library. Please note that children 10 and under may not be left unsupervised in the library. Please keep your children with you at all times.

A Message from the Director about Child Safety

The Library appreciates the fact that the library is a comfortable, welcoming place. However, we are a public building open to anyone. With that in mind, we remind you that library policy states that children age 10 and under may not be left alone in the library including the children’s room. And, supervision must be by a person 18 years and older. Although the staff cares about your children, they are busy working and are not available to be their primary caregiver while you visit another section of the library or run an errand. NEVER send your young child to the public bathrooms alone.

The library closes Monday-Thursday at 9pm and Friday and Saturday at 5pm and Sundays at 4pm. (Closed Sundays in the summer.) If you leave a teenage child in the library to study, please remember to arrive before the library closes. The Library staff will wait with a child under 18 years old for 10 minutes before notifying the Clarkstown Police. Please be considerate of your children and the library staff and arrive on time!

Thank you,
Amelia Kalin
Director, Valley Cottage Library
Children's Room Computer Use

The Children's Room computers are for Children under the age of 16. Older children and adult must use the Adult Computers by the Adult Reference desk. Printing costs .10 per sheet for black and white, and .25 for color.

For convenience, we have an Adult Express Station:

The Adult Express Internet station in the Children's room serves as a convenience for those caregivers visiting the children's room with their child to quickly surf the Internet for a very limited period of time. Its' intent is to provide a convenience for a quick Internet search not to provide a space for an adult to engage in long term Internet use.

•Only adults accompanying children under 16 years old are permitted to use the Adult Express Station in the children's room.

•Use of this station must not interfere with the caregiver’s ability to properly supervise the child(ren)in their care.

•All RCLS cardholders may access the station by inputting their library card barcode. All others please see Staff for assistance.

•Each adult is limited to one 15 minute session per visit to the children's room each day.

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