Welcome to the Rootstown Middle School library
Library aide: Misty Dulaney
If you ever need to speak to me I can be reached at 330-325-4122
at the library during school hours.
Please note that at the Rootstown school web site you may access the library's online catalog by clicking on middle school then clicking library. Use this service to see what our library has to offer. Your student can email me with a list of the book/s he/she needs and I can get them ready for him/her. Here is a link...
You may also use the
Portage County Library's Express system.
STEP 1: Have a Portage County Library card
STEP 2: Call a local library or go online to the Portage County Library www.portagelibrary.org to make your request and place it on hold. Identify Rootstown Express as your pick-up point. You will receive a call to let you know your items are ready for pick-up.
STEP 3: At the Express box at the south west door of RMS type in the last 7 digits of your library card. The locker with your items inside will open. Remove the items you requested and close the door. Items are all ready checked out to you and are ready to go.
STEP 4: A drop off box is located near the Library Express.
10 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR CHILDS
1. Set up the computer in a common room of the house, not in your child's room, so it its easier to see what is being viewed on the Internet.
2. Have your child show you what he or she knows how to do online, as well as his or her favorite sites.
3. Keep access to your child's e-mail account and randomly check it. Also closely monitor your child's chat-room activity.
4. Get to know your child's online friends. Teach your child to never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone he or she met online.
5. Instruct your child to not give our identifying information, such as home address, telephone number, or school name, and to not send personal pictures to people who are strangers.
6. Do an online search for "child-friendly search engines" that your child can use when working on school projects.
7. Install filtering software on your computer to guard against adult content. Consider the "whitelisting" feature that allows children access to only a preapproved list of sites.
8. Teach your child to never respond to threatening or offensive e-mail or chat-room messages.
9. Tell your child to not download anything from the Internet without your approval.
10. So everyone remembers, type up the specific Internet safety instruction you want your child to know and post them near the computer.