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FREE Digital Literacy Classes for Children and Tweens


FALL 2019 - REGISTRATION     September 9 - September 30

Cyber Kids

Fall Session begins October 5.

"Digital Literacy" is the ability to use computers, tablets, and smartphones to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. The Inglewood Public Library was awarded a grant from the California Public Utilities Commission to offer Digital Literacy classes for children and teens over the next two years.

These classes will introduce children and tweens to a Windows 10 laptop computer using fun, interactive, and engaging instruction and software programs. Students will learn "Type to Learn 4" a keyboarding program, Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel, as well as "Kid Pix 5," "Comic Life," and "Tux Paint.".All classes are taught by a professional librarian.  

Registration is required:  September 9 - September 30 in the Children's Division.

Cyber Kids Jr.
Ages 6 to 8
6 Saturdays
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 5 - November 9
Cyber Kids
Ages 9 to 11
6 Mondays
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
October 7 - November 18
No class Monday Nov. 11
Cyber Tweens
Ages 12 - 14
6 Tuesdays
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
October 8 - November 12

For more information, please contact the Children's Division   310-412-5645



Cyber Teens

Cyber Lab for Children and Tweens

Open on Saturdays October 5 - November 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children and Tweens who have completed or are currently enrolled in a Digital Literacy class at the Inglewood Public Library may use the Cyber Lab on Saturdays.

The Lab will be staffed by Cyber Volunteers who will provide help and guidance. Children and Tweens may practice:

     Keyboarding using the program, "Type to Learn 4"

     Art Programs:  "Tux Paint"   and   "Kid Pix 5"   and "Comic Life 3"

     Mouse Practice:  "G-Compris"

     Library Databases for research

     Microsoft WORD

     Microsoft EXCEL

  Gaming will not be available in the Cyber Lab.  


Volunteers




The Inglewood Public Library is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to volunteer in the library. Volunteers must be at least 15.5 years of age.  We have openings in the following areas:

Homework HelpersOn a weekly basis, help children with their homework.
Cyber VolunteersAfter training, assist the teacher and students in our 8-week computer classes.
Reading PartnersRead aloud to children or listen to children read aloud.

If you are interested in applying to be a Volunteer in the Inglewood Public Library, you will need to complete a Teen or Adult Volunteer Opportunities application which you can find HERE.  Complete the form and email it to Pamela Greene - pgreene@cityofinglewood.org  or turn it in to any public desk in the library.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Once selected to be a volunteer, you will also need to complete an additional City of Inglewood Volunteer Application with specific document requirements before beginning your volunteer work in the Library.  We look forward to working with you!



             





INGLEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The Children's Services Division offers books, DVDs, and other resources for adults and children from ages birth to 13 years. The division maintains a public service desk staffed by professional children's librarians who provide Reference Assistance and Readers' Advisory - recommending books for individual children, parents, teachers, and caregivers.

The Children's Librarians also conduct children's PROGRAMS including Storytimes for all different ages. Summer Reading Programs, Building Blocks, Movies, Puppet Shows, Arts & Crafts, STEM and STEAM programs are also very popular. We also feature performers - Magicians, Storytellers, Musicians, and others.  Please check our LIBRARY CALENDAR for dates and times.

The librarians also offer school and class visits for schools located in Inglewood.  In a school visit, the Children's Librarian will visit a school to talk about the public library, booktalk (describe new books), or other topic arranged by the teacher ahead of time.  In a class visit, teachers may bring their classes to the public library for an orientation for their students, storytime, booktalks, or other topics.  

Children's Reference Services Let us help you!  Our librarians are "search experts" and can help you locate the information or book you are seeking in person or by phone: 310-412-5645

Let us help you get started with Science Fair Experiments, State Reports, Country Reports, Poetry, Endangered Species and other Animals, and more!

Children's Readers' AdvisoryLet us help you find the next book that you'd like to read.  We can recommend books within a certain genre (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, and Nonfiction) on any grade level.  
  • Children's Book Lists by Grade and Topic
  • You can also use our online Database - Novelist to find books(You will need your library card to access)

Online Resources for ChildrenThe Inglewood Library subscribes to various online databases that children can use for research and reports.
Computers in the Children's Room

Computers are available for children (up to age 13) on the 1st floor in the Children's Room.  To use a library computer, you need to have a Children's Inglewood Public Library Card. (Apply at the Circulation Desk).  There are also 3 "AWE - Early Literacy Station" computers for children ages 3 to 5 years that can be used without a library card.

Use your personal electronic device anywhere in the library with our FREE Wi-Fi.

Copy Machine and Print Station- Black & White, ColorBLACK & WHITE PRINTS - Located on the 1st floor in the Children's Room (Black & White only $ .15 per page)

COLOR PRINTS - Print in Children's Room.  Pick up on the 2nd floor (Color - $ .50 per page)

Please contact a children's librarian for more information.  (310) 412-5645