Russell Library is pleased to announce the addition of a series of Parenting Bags to the Children’s Department. Each bag is focused on a particular topic in child rearing such as breastfeeding or getting the child to sleep, and contains both books and DVDs which address these topics. Bags are available in either English or Spanish and circulate for three weeks. These bags are funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and we thank them.
Basic Encyclopedias, Biography Resource Center covers current and historical figures, Magill's on Literature, includes plot summaries and criticism.
You may email us if you have a brief question. This service is meant for brief factual questions (a definition, a date, etc.). More involved research may require a trip to the library.
We encourage you to coach your child in safe and careful use of email and social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
The National Crime Prevention Council has created an excellent website to help you in your conversations with your child. The website offers clear information on: Tips for Parents, Parent’s Guide to Social Networking & Cyberbullying. Continue your conversations with your child throughout the year as you are their best safeguard in this technological world. Click here for the National Crime Prevention Council web site.
Russell Library has installed software on its Children’s Department computers to restrict access to generally objectionable web sites. However, the “filtering” software is not foolproof and Russell Library is not responsible for the content of the Internet or its use by library patrons.
Click here for a summary of our Internet Policy.
The Russell Library Adds Early Literacy Station The Russell Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete educational solution loaded with 50 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery. Seven curricular areas will be available using the ELS: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts & music and reference.