Regular Child & Teen Cards

Library Card Types

Please choose a card type from the left to learn more about it.  If you aren't sure which card type you are eligible for, or have any questions about becoming a patron of our library, please contact the Circulation Desk at any library location.


REGULAR CHILD AND REGULAR TEEN CARD


Child patrons are age 12 and under and Teen patrons are ages 13 - 17.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 must have his/her parent, stepparent, or legal guardian complete the bottom part of the Child or Teen registration form and sign it before a library card will be issued. The parent, stepparent, or legal guardian signing must show a valid library card or valid photo identification to verify residence.

 

If an appropriate adult is not present when the minor applies for the card, the minor may fill out the name and address portion of the registration form, which will be mailed to the parent, stepparent, or legal guardian. Once the signed form is returned, a card can be issued.

 

Child and Teen patrons have the one-time option of checking out two items, except videos, DVDs, or parental warning CDs, when filling out the registration form and a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian is not available to sign.

 

If a patron is under the age of 18 but legally married or emancipated, the patron is classified as an adult; however, documentation that shows the minor is married or emancipated is required.

 

Child and Teen patrons may check out videos, DVDs and compact discs that have a manufacturer's parental advisory if a signed Child or Teen Patron Registration form granting permission from the parent, stepparent, or legal guardian is on file. The Child or Teen patron can only use his/her own card to check out the above items and to access library computers.

 

The responsibility for screening what a child reads, views, or listens to belongs to the parent, stepparent, or legal guardian.

 

The parent, stepparent, or legal guardian signing a Child or Teen registration form for a library card takes all financial reasonability for transactions on the child or teen card, as well as its use on library computers.