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LIBRARY CARDS FOR MINORS

If your child borrows a book you consider inappropriate, please return it to us and talk to our Library Director or Librarian for their expertise in locating materials for your family. There are many tools that you can use to find materials for your family and steer clear of topics you'd prefer to avoid.

LIBRARY CARDS FOR MINORS

Library cards for minors have the following age ranges which we use to limit checkout of movies based on MPAA ratings and to manage age appropriate digital content collections.

Ages 0-7 Children's Card (G movies)

Ages 8-10 Juvenile Card (G movies)

Ages 11-14 Teen Card (G/PG movies)

Ages 15-17 Young Adult Card (G/PG/PG13 Movies)

Parents can choose the following levels of access when applying for a card for their child:

 

NORMAL CARD

  • All materials in library collections (limits DVD access based on age and MPAA rating)

  • CloudLibrary Access - digital books / audiobooks (materials vary based on age)

  • ComicsPlus Access - digital comics and graphic novels (materials vary based on age)

DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKED CARD

  • All materials in library collections (limits DVD access based on age and MPAA rating)

  • Blocked from CloudLibrary and ComicsPlus

RESTRICTED MATERIALS BLOCKED - DIGITAL CONTENT ALLOWED​

  • All materials in library collections except for items identified as restricted materials (limits DVD access based on age and MPAA rating)

  • CloudLibrary Access - digital books / audiobooks (materials vary based on age)

  • ComicsPlus Access - digital comics and graphic novels (materials vary based on age)

RESTRICTED MATERIALS BLOCKED - DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKED CARD

  • All materials in library collections except for items identified as restricted materials (limits DVD access based on age and MPAA rating)

  • Blocked from CloudLibrary and ComicsPlus

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

Books and other materials in the library are grouped into the following collections based on intended audience age ranges, but we do not restrict collections by card─ only movies based on MPAA ratings. 

  • Children’s Collection 0-7

  • Juvenile Collection 8-10

  • Young Adult Collection 15-17

  • Adult Collection 18+

We will be adding a Teen Collection for ages 11-14 in 2024 to better serve kids who find themselves too old for many of the books in the Juvenile Collection but not quite ready for many of the books in the Young Adult Collection.

RESTRICTED MATERIALS

Restricted materials are library materials that the library board of control has, through majority vote in an open meeting, identified as sexually explicit material pursuant to a request for reconsideration as per La. R.S. § 25:225. As of 10/23/2023 we have had no requests to reconsider materials.

Restricted Materials
Library Collections

DIGITAL CONTENT AVAILABLE WITH A LIBRARY CARD
 

​CloudLibrary

  • Digital books and audiobooks

  • Can be accessed through internet browser or App on various devices with library card number and password

  • Kids Mode with PIN Code Available

 

Ages 0-7 Children's Card - Child Audience

Ages 08-10 Juvenile Card - Juvenile Audience

Ages 11-14 Teen Card - Juvenile Audience

Ages 15-17 Young Adult Card - Young Adult Audience

ComicsPlus

  • Digital comic books and graphic novels

  • Can be accessed through internet browser or App on various devices with library card number

 

Ages 0-7 Access to Children’s ComicsPlus Library

Ages 08-10 Access to Kid’s ComicsPlus Library

Ages 11-14 Access to Teen’s ComicsPlus Library

Ages 15-17 Access to Young Adult ComicsPlus Library

 

Visit https://comicsplusapp.com/age-appropriate-guidelines for detailed information about each age range.

Digital Content
Websites

PARENTAL CONTROLS FOR DEVICES

Using parental controls on your child’s devices is the BEST way to prevent your child from accessing unwanted digital content, websites, or Apps.

Parental Controls for Apple Devices

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304

Parental Controls for Google Devices (Android/Chromebooks)

https://safety.google/families/parental-supervision/

 

Parental Controls for Kindle Devices

https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=15282065011

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