Fremont Main Children's Services provides materials in various
formats for preschool through junior high level. Special collections
include; materials of interest to parents, books in other languages,
picture books, Booklegger books, video and audiocassettes, CDs,
CD-ROMs, science fair projects, Newbery and Caldecott
awardwinning books, magazines, and encyclopedias that can be taken home.
In addition to these materials that may be taken home, Children's Services
has several computer terminals with programs for use in the library.
There is a Macintosh with programs geared to children. This computer
may be reserved for one hour per day, two hours maximum per week.
Reservations may be made up to a week in advance. Also available are
CD-ROM editions of the World Book Encyclopedia, and The Way Things Work.
In addition, there is one computer with word-processing capabilities.
Use of all computers is free. There are many interesting Internet sites
available for children and their parents listed on our Kids Place! Web page.
Specially trained staff are available to help parents and children
locate materials and use the library facilities during all open hours.
It is, of course, the responsibility of parents or guardians to
monitor the use of any materials by their children. Visits to the
library can also be arranged by teachers for their classes.
Children's Services also offers special programs for children. These
programs include the summer reading game, toddler time, pre-school storytime,
school-age storytime and other children's events throughout
the year. To find out what programs are currently scheduled please call
Children's Services at 510-745-1421 during library open hours.