Your child is important to us. Here at Sonoma County Library we strive to provide an array of engaging resources, exciting programs, and to encourage the lifelong joy of reading and learning.
Get a library card today! Library cards are free, available at all our library branches, and give you and your child access to books, music, movies, and much, much more!
Our libraries provide more than books. Each library branch presents a variety of programs and events: story times for babies, toddlers, and preschool children; craft programs; puppet shows; the very full and exciting Summer Reading Program, and more.
The Library respects the right of each person to choose his or her own books and other items. While Children's Services Librarians are available to suggest age-appropriate and appealing materials, parents may wish to monitor their children's choices. We do not restrict children's access to any library resources, including online. Sonoma County Library has a wide and varied collection serving the interests, values, and needs of our diverse community.
Help your child have a safe, enjoyable visit to the library...
- Please make sure that your child can get home from the library safely. Arrange for your children to walk or have transportation home before the library closes. It can be frightening and possibly dangerous for children to wait outside the library by themselves.
- Please make sure that your child can contact you. Children may use the library phone for emergencies only. Make sure that your child knows her (or his) address, your phone number and the number of another adult who can provide a ride home in an emergency. Remember, the library does not keep personal emergency information for your child.
- Children 7 or younger must be supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver. They should not be left unattended. Often, even older children are uncomfortable when left alone in the library.
- Even the most well-behaved child may become restless, hungry, or tired if left for long periods of time. Disruptive children will be asked to leave the library.
- Help your children take good care of the books and other library materials they borrow and return them on time so others can use them. Parents are responsible for any charges on their children's records for lost, damaged or late materials.