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					                                                                             CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH SERVICES
                                                                             Children and their families have their own special place in the Library
                                                                             for stories, songs, games and more. There are several book collections

                                                                                                                                                          LAKEWOOD
THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT MAIN LIBRARY AND                                    for children to explore, a family collection of music and films, computer
THE DENNIS G. FEDOR COMPUTER CENTER AT MADSION                               games, afterschool programs like Homework ER and an early literacy
To get on a computer, you’ll need a Library card in good standing and        play area called the Librainium.


                                                                                                                                                          PUBLIC
your PIN. Bring a valid photo I.D. (or a guardian) if you need to ask for
                                                                             Teenagers will find room to explore the Library on their own with the
your PIN. You can make up to three appointments a day. Computer time
                                                                             Teen collection, featuring fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks of
is non-transferable—once you end your session, it is over.
                                                                             particular interest to those navigating everything from young adult
Using a computer under another person's name is not permitted.

                                                                                                                                                          LIBRARY
                                                                             adventure to college preperation.
Lakewood Public Library provides free access to an extensive
collection of health, business, academic, practical, professional            THE REFERENCE DESK
and popular resources online and in the Library.                             The Library’s dizzying array of print and electronic resources are

Printing is free, but limited to 20 pages a day—no exceptions.

The Technology Center offers free computer classes, microfilm access
                                                                             maintained by the staff of the Reference Desk. Patrons who need
                                                                             help with anything from finding a book to mapping out a research
                                                                             strategy will find the assistance they need there.
                                                                                                                                                          PATRON
                                                                                                                                                          HANDBOOK
and other services. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own flash
drives to save work in progress.                                             THE AUDITORIUM
                                                                             With generous funding from The Friends of Lakewood Public Library,
For security and maintenance purposes, the Technology Center and             the Library presents free concerts, lectures, book clubs, films and
the Fedor Center close at 8:45 p.m.                                          more every month in its gorgeous Main Library Auditorium.

FILM AND MUSIC COLLECTION                                                    Interested parties should visit lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/calendar
The Library’s extensive collection of DVDs, videocassettes, CDs and          or pick up a Program Guide at the Library for the upcoming schedule.
audio books is a treasure worth protecting.
                                                                              E-MAIL AND TEXT NOTIFICATION                                                LIBRARY CARDS
To browse the Film and Music Collection, patrons are required to drop
                                                                              Help the Library stretch its budget and save a small forest by signing
off their Library card at the entrance. Patrons who have an account
                                                                              up for electronic notification. We’ll never sell, share or trade your       BORROWING
with the Library but do not have their card with them may instead
leave a valid and undamaged photo ID.
                                                                              information. We just want to be a faster, leaner Library.                   RENEWAL
                                                                              You’ll receive lightning fast notices about the items                       LIBRARY ATMOSPHERE
All accounts must be in good standing. Patrons with blocked cards             you’ve placed on hold as soon as they become
are not permitted to enter the room. Children under the age of 7 may          available and we’ll send you helpful reminders                              EMAIL AND TEXT NOTIFICATION
enter without a card when accompanied by a parent or guardian.                about impending due dates, too. Ask at any desk.                            FILM AND MUSIC COLLECTION
The Library thanks everyone for their cooperation with this
necessary safeguard.
                                                                                                                                                          CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH SERVICES
                                                                             MAIN LIBRARY                                          MADISON BRANCH
                                                                             15425 Detroit Avenue                              13229 Madison Avenue
                                                                                                                                                          TECHNOLOGY CENTER
So that everyone may enjoy the collection, a total of no more than 10
DVDs and 25 CDs may be out on a card. All other items are limited only       Lakewood, Ohio 44107-3890                     Lakewood, Ohio 44107-4898      FEDOR CENTER
by the total check out limit of 50 items. The overdue charge for all items   (216) 226-8275                                            (216) 228-7428     REFERENCE DESK
is 10¢ a day, except DVDs which incur a charge of 50¢ a day.                                                                                              AUDITORIUM
                                                                             Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.        Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                                                                             Sunday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.                        Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.     MORE
           Facebook.com/LakewoodPublicLibrary                                                                                 Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
                      Twitter.com/LakewoodLibrary
                                                                             www.lakewoodpubliclibrary.org                                 05242012bb
                                                                              RENEWAL
                                                                              Materials may be renewed up to five times, unless the item is on hold
                                                                              for another patron. Items can be renewed in person at any desk, by
The Lakewood Public Library, along with the Madison Branch Library,           phone or through the online catalog. The phone number for 24-hour         The Library is first and foremost a place for quiet reading and research.
is an independent system with its own unique Library card and policies.       renewal is (216) 226-8275, ext. 150. More information on the online       Groups should consider checking out a study room at the Reference Desk.
To make the best use of the Library’s resources, everyone is asked to         catalog can be found below.
sign up for their own card. Registration is free and open to every                                                                                      Cell phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the Library—not
resident of the state of Ohio. The Library reserves the right to refuse                                                                                 even brief ones. We also ask that you silence your ringtone before entering
                                                                              ADDITIONAL CHARGES                                                        the building to avoid disturbing others.
service to anyone without identification and to restrict the privileges       Fees will also be charged for lost or damaged items. Patrons are
of anyone who accumulates an excessive amount of fines and                    responsible for the full cost of each item. Replacement items cannot      Food and beverages are not permitted anywhere in the Library.
overdue items.                                                                be accepted. Lost or damaged VHS, DVD and CD cases will result
                                                                              in a fine of $5.00. Lost or damaged audio book cases will result in a     Sleeping is not allowed.
No one is allowed to use another person’s card for any purpose
under any circumstances, including checking out materials and                 fine of $10.00.
                                                                                                                                                        Shoes and proper attire must be worn at all times.
using a computer. No one may have more than one card.
                                                                              REPLACEMENT CARD                                                          Smoking is prohibited by law throughout the Library and on all Library
Patrons are asked to notify the Library immediately when their                Damaged cards can be exchanged for free. However, there is a $2.00        property, including outdoor areas.
card is lost or stolen, their PIN is compromised or they have                 charge for replacement of a lost card. To replace a lost card, patrons
changed their address or phone number.                                        must present a valid and undamaged photo ID. All overdue items must       Firearms and other weapons are not permitted in the Library.
                                                                              be returned and all outstanding fees and fines must be paid in full.
                                                                                                                                                        Photography, videography and sound recording within the Library are
                                                                              ONLINE CATALOG                                                            forbidden without the written permission of the Director or a Manager.
                                                                              Patrons can search the Library’s collection, check the status of their    Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, roller shoes and other wheeled objects
                                                                              accounts, personalize PINs, renew materials and place items on hold
REGISTERING FOR A LIBRARY CARD                                                by visiting lkwdpl.org/myaccount and entering the ID number from the
                                                                                                                                                        may not be ridden on Library property. These items may not be brought
Library cards are free and ready to use immediately. Applicants must                                                                                    inside the building for any reason. (Wheelchairs and other aid vehicles are
                                                                              back of their Library card along with their PIN.                          excepted.)
present a valid and undamaged photo ID (driver’s license, state ID,
passport or school ID) along with proof of current address. The               PIN                                                                       Please keep your feet off the furniture and do not sit on the tables. Chairs
signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for children ages
                                                                              Every Library card comes with a personal identification number, or        are for one person at a time. Please do not move any furniture without
14 and under.
                                                                              PIN, that can be used to renew books, place holds and check the           permission from the staff.
                                                                              status of materials online. It can also be used for accessing time on a
BORROWING                                                                     public computer in the Technology Center. Patrons who have forgotten      The public viewing of materials that is harmful to minors, including but not
All circulating materials are available for a two-week loan period.                                                                                     limited to sexually explicit material, is forbidden on all Library property.
                                                                              or misplaced their PIN can retrieve it in person at any desk in the
For security purposes, patrons must present a Library card or a valid
                                                                              Library by presenting a valid and undamaged photo ID. PINs cannot         Illegal activity of any kind is prohibited. The Library will cooperate with the
and undamaged photo ID when checking out. No one is permitted to
                                                                              be given out over the phone.                                              authorities in all enforcement matters. The Library respects all copyrighted
check out materials on another person’s card. A total of 50 items
may be checked out at any one time. See Film and Music Collection                                                                                       material.
                                                                              REQUEST AN ITEM AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN
for other limits.
                                                                              The Library encourages patrons to request books, movies and CDs not       Children under the age of 6 may not be left unattended anywhere in
                                                                              found in our collection. If a particular item cannot be purchased, the    the Library or on Library property. They must be under the direct
LATE FEES                                                                     Library may consider borrowing it from another institution through        supervision of an attentive parent or effective caregiver at all times.
The overdue charge for most items is 10¢ a day. Late DVDs result in
                                                                              Interlibrary Loan.
a fine of 50¢ a day. Borrowing privileges will be suspended and the
patron’s Library card will be blocked when accumulated fines reach            HOMEBOUND SERVICE
$10.00. After 60 days, any item that is still overdue will be billed to the
patron. Library cards with billed items will also be blocked. A blocked
                                                                              Lakewood residents who are unable to leave their home may                                  YOUR PIN: ________
                                                                              have Library items delivered. Requests can be made by calling                         Please keep this number safe and do not share it.
card will not allow a patron access to the Technology Center and
                                                                              (216) 226 -8275, ext. 111.
other services. The Library now accepts credit card payments.

				
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