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Policy Statement:

Little Dixie Regional Libraries (LDRL) has equipped the four libraries  with Internet-enabled computers and wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi). These provide customers with access to a vast array of electronic resources that supplement the Library's print collection and are also available for educational, informational and recreational purposes.

The Library complies with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). This enables the Library to continue to be eligible for certain federal funding. CIPA states that all Library-owned computers with Internet access must be equipped with technology protection measures, i.e. filters, to protect against visual depictions of obscenity, child pornography and material defined as harmful to minors. 

Guidelines:

Staff will work with the public to ensure compliance with the Policy, Guidelines and Procedures for computer usage and responsible Internet use at all times.

Due to the limited resources available for provision of public access to our computers, the Library reserves the right to limit the amount of time of computer usage. Customers are reminded that the Library's computers are located in public areas that are shared with people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. Individuals are expected to consider this diversity and respect the rights of others when accessing potentially offensive information or images.

To achieve an atmosphere conducive to the best use of its resources the Library has developed the following guidelines for the use of public computers:

  • Customers must be courteous and respectful when using computers and conform to the Rules of Conduct from the Public Behavior in the Library Policy.

  • Customers must use their own library card (or guest card) to register for an assigned session.

  • Customers are responsible for logging into a new, private session each time they use a computer, and for closing all applications and logging out when they are done using their computers. Sessions are logged off automatically after their assigned time has expired. This ensures that each customer’s privacy is protected.

  • Computer users are responsible for bringing their own headphones if they wish to listen to audio, and their own flash drives or other devices for saving their work.

  • Computer users must use privacy screens where available or if requested to do so by a Library staff member.

  • If all adult computers are in use, adults may request to use available computers designated for visitors , acknowledging that they must adhere to rules regarding computer use by children and teens (e.g. Internet filtering and priority for class visits). Allowing adults to use children’s or teens’ computers is at the complete discretion of the Library.

  • Customers must perform their own Internet searches, though staff will provide assistance.

  • Computers may be used by two or more people when their behavior is not disruptive.

  • Computers and copy machines are automatically shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes. Customers laptops wifi will shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.

  • Printing requests must be made at least 15 minutes before the Library closes. Customers may release their print requests from the printing station until closing time.

  • Printing requests must be made using 8 ½” x 11” paper provided by the Library.

  • The Library is not responsible for loss of information due to viruses or other problems.

Customers may NOT:
  • Use LDRL computers or Wi-Fi for illegal activity.

  • Use LDRL computers or Wi-Fi to access material that is legally defined as obscenity, child pornography, or, in the case of persons under the age of 17, material that is harmful to minors.

  • Use any device to attempt to redistribute, share, or boost the Library’s Wi-Fi signal.

  • Use the network for unauthorized access or "hacking" into any computational, financial informational or communication services or resources.

  • Distribute unsolicited advertising.

  • Invade the privacy of others by misrepresenting oneself as another user or attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords or data belonging to others.

  • Add, delete, damage, vandalize or modify the Library’s installed hardware or software.

  • Engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.

  • Deliberately propagate computer worms or viruses.

  • Download copyrighted materials in violation of any copyright protection laws.

Internet Use:

Customers should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users' activities. LDRL respects the confidentiality of those using its electronic resources, and will release library records only as required by law.

The Library has taken certain measures to assist in the safe and effective use of the Internet, including filtering. The public should bear in mind that no filters are foolproof and may "underblock" (permit access to material that is prohibited by CIPA) and "overblock" (deny access to materials that are constitutionally protected). Customers may request that a specific site be reviewed by LDRL if they think the filter is in error.

Parents and caregivers are responsible for supervising their children's computer access and are encouraged to learn about the Internet and help their children use it wisely. Below are LDRL's suggestions when customers encounter the following:

  • Direct Electronic Communications. Educate your child about the importance of keeping personal information private. Monitor your child's participation with email accounts, chat rooms and discussion groups.

  • Social Networking. Encourage your child to be honest about his/her age when signing up for social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and MySpace) or blogs. These sites and services often have minimum age requirements and may not be appropriate for all children.

  • Unauthorized Disclosure. Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users' activities. However, Little Dixie Regional Libraries  will not release information on the use of specific Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the Library.

LDRL has taken certain measures to assist in the safe and effective use of these resources by all minors (age 16 and under). The Library is proactive by:

  • Developing and maintaining an “Internet Use Q&A” on our website for parents and caregivers

  • Developing and maintaining age-appropriate sections on our website for children and teens

  • Installing and maintaining free educational and recreational programs and databases that help users safely and effectively search and navigate the Internet.

  • Providing training programs and computer workshops.

 

wellwood mapdirs2The Reference Desk is where you can find help with those hard to answer reference questions.  The desk is located at the north end of the second floor in the Moberly Library.  The Reference desk is staffed with professionals eager to aid you in your research and quests for journal articles and books.  Assistance is also available for the abundance of electronic database subscriptions the library offers, as well as the many other reference sources in the library.  When accessing the library's resources from home and you find yourself in the need of some help with your research, you can call the reference desk staff for help during business hours at (660-263-4426) or email the Reference librarian.  

Plesase don't hesitate to come to the Reference Desk with any questions about using our resources or with any problems you may encounter during your research.  Refdesk

Below are categories of Online Databases the library purchases.smiley

Online Databases purchased by the Library
AutomotiveatozdatabasesAudio and E-booksChildrensEBSCO Databases
Educational Employment Facts on File Genealogy Geography
Health Reference History Language Marketing Newpapers
Science Worldbook Online Misc / Other    
Teen & Young Adult

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Check us out for ideas about what to read next, homework help, and great links to websites

for teens. We also hope you'll stop by the library for great books, CDs, and movies - or just to

use the Internet or hang out in the YA section.

Teen Advisory Council (TAC)

tacWould you like to have a voice when it comes to teen services at your Library?
Join a Little Dixie library teen advisory group!
Talk about Teen Spaces, programs, library materials and much more.
We would love to hear your ideas and opinions!
 

Hot Topics

 
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Teen Space at the Internet Public Library
  This site provides homework help by subject, guides to writing a research paper, science fair information. It's a great starting point.
 
The Homework spot
 

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Teen Scene Online Magazine
  Teen Scene Magazine is the leading online magazine for teens and young adults!
     
 

Directory

 

Clubs and Organizations

Find a club or organization devoted to virtually any topic: academics, adventure, politics, religion, the web. You name it!

Reading and Writing

Looking for something to read that isn't required by your teachers? Here are sites with fun reading lists, independent 'zines, blogs by teens, etc.

 

Health and Sexuality

The best sites for information on physical and mental health. Find info on diet and exercise, illnesses, drugs, eating disorders, etc.

School and Homework Help

Resources for homework, writing papers, learning disabilities, planning for the college or work, and English as a second language.

 

Money and Work

Are you looking for your first job? Wondering about how you should spend and save your hard-earned cash? Well, this section is all about earning, saving, and spending money.

Sports, Entertainment, and Arts

Information about the diverse and exciting worlds of sports, pop culture, and the arts. Resources cover everything from how-to's to discussion boards to just plain entertainment.

 

Technology

Are you the person your friends and family turn to for techie advice? We've got resources on design, platforms, gaming and more.

Teengirlz

readergirlz is the cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading. It is a nonprofit volunteer organization. The readergirlz mission is to promote teen literacy and corresponding social service.

 

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Enhance Learning with FREE lesson plans and educational resources

 

Below are some databases that are geared toward students.

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Gateway Award Nominees 2013-2014

Ashesby Ilsa J. Bick.  Egmont USA.

Anna Dressed in Bloodby Kendare Blake.  Tor Teen.

Bitter Endby Jennifer Brown.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Shelter, by Harlan Coben.  Putnam Juvenile.

I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Everybody Sees the Ants, by A.S. King. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Ashfallby Mike Mullin.  Tanglewood Press.

Shineby Lauren Myracle.  Amulet Books.

Deliriumby Lauren Oliver.  HarperCollins.

Divergent, by Veronica Roth.  Katherine Tegen Books.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chickby Joe Schreiber.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Between Shades of Grayby Ruta Sepetys.  Philomel.

Daughter of Smoke and Boneby Laini Taylor.  Little, Brown and Company.

The Probability of Miraclesby Wendy Wunder.  Razorbill.

All These Things I've Done, by Gabrielle Zevin.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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Ashesby Ilsa J. Bick.  Egmont USA.

Anna Dressed in Bloodby Kendare Blake.  Tor Teen.

Bitter Endby Jennifer Brown.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Shelter, by Harlan Coben.  Putnam Juvenile.

I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Everybody Sees the Ants, by A.S. King. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Ashfallby Mike Mullin.  Tanglewood Press.

Shineby Lauren Myracle.  Amulet Books.

Deliriumby Lauren Oliver.  HarperCollins.

Divergent, by Veronica Roth.  Katherine Tegen Books.

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chickby Joe Schreiber.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Between Shades of Grayby Ruta Sepetys.  Philomel.

Daughter of Smoke and Boneby Laini Taylor.  Little, Brown and Company.

The Probability of Miraclesby Wendy Wunder.  Razorbill.

All These Things I've Done, by Gabrielle Zevin.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

The Branch Without Walls 

Little Dixie Outreach Services

OutreachAdult Outreach Services exist is to help homebound patrons enjoy the library while not necessarily having to physically visit the building. Delivery of books, magazines, and books on CD or cassette are scheduled for any patron in need.

To be eligible for the Outreachprogram, the patron must have a physical disability or is homebound due to health reasons, which prohibits them from coming to the library.

The patron profile and Outreachcertification, two documents required by the library to officiate Outreach, must be filled out and completed by certified personnel before deliveries of books can begin.

 

 

Our target audiences include:

  • Homebound adults and those in nursing or retirement centers
  • Children and young people in day care centers, Head Start programs, and special at-risk programs

For dates of delivery please check our online calendar .

For more information contact your local branch library

or the Outreach Department at (660) 263-4426 ext. *819,

fill out the Online Form, OR Email the Outreach Librarian.