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West End Closed for Renovations

Due to major renovations and improvements, the West End Library is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask patrons to visit other libraries and check our website for updates.

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Internet Safety Hints

Never give anyone your real name, home address, school name, name of your favorite sports team or telephone number in a chat room, bulletin board or any other public message.

  • Never respond to messages or bulletin board items that are: suggestive, threatening, obscene, belligerent, or any messages that make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Be sure that you are dealing with someone that you and your parents know and trust before giving out any personal information about yourself via e-mail. Get to know your ?online friends? just as you get to know all of your other friends.
  • Never send a person a picture of you without first checking with your parent or guardian.
  • Be careful when someone offers you something for nothing, such as gifts and money. Be very careful about any offers that involve your coming to a meeting or having someone visit your house.
  • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting without telling your parent or guardian. If your parent or guardian agrees to the meeting, make sure that you meet in a public place and have a parent or guardian with you.
  • Tell your parent or guardian right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.
  • Remember that people online may not be who they seem. Because you can't see or even hear the person it would be easy for someone to misrepresent him- or herself. So, someone saying that ?she? is a ?12-year-old-girl? could really be an older man pretending.

Want to learn more about Internet Safety? Play the   Internet Safety game!