At the library
The Youth Services Department offers a variety of technology for kids.
Five PCs and 1 Mac are available in the Youth Services Department and priority is given to patrons 13 and under. Each features the Microsoft Office Suite and a few learning games as well as access to the Library’s homework help, eResources and the Internet. Each child must bring their Geneva Public Library District card to access all of these services. Children without a Geneva Public Library District card may use a PC for 30 minutes with a guest pass if they ask at the Answers Desk, but will not have access to the Internet. Printing is available at a cost of 10 cents per page.
Early Literacy Stations
Two AWE Early Literacy Stations are also available in Youth Services. These stations do not provide access to the Internet, but are stand-alone computers that have fifty learning games that cover topics ranging from math, science, and social studies to reading, writing, music and art. The Early Literacy Stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no sign-up or Library card is required to use them.
3 iPads are available for use any time the Library is open and a Library card is not required. Try out an iPad Air loaded with kid-friendly educational apps.
Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in Youth Services. Each month features a new STEAM exhibit with various activities and projects that allow children to work on critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. While the station is designed for elementary-aged students, the activities are suitable for younger children who participate with a parent or caregiver, which allows them to work on early literacy skills.