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Child,Youth & School Services provides the Fort Jackson Community with quality child development options and youth programs which can help reduce the conflict between parenting responsibilities and duty requirements, enhance the development of children and youth, engage youth in constructive activities during their discretionary time.

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Parent Central Services
3392 Magruder Ave
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803) 751-4865 / 751-4824
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 0730-1630
Tuesday & Thursday - 0730-1800

One-stop enrollment/sign up service for families interested in registering their children for child care and/or other youth services

Information on all CYSS program options

Vacancy listings

Babysitter referral

Installation-to-installation referral for military families moving to another duty station

Sign up for sports and instructional classes.

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Family Child Care
3392 Magruder Ave
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803)751-6234 FCC logo

Hours: 0730-1630, Monday - Friday

Family Child Care (FCC) offers child care for children 4 weeks to 12 years by trained and certified "Family Child Care Providers" living in on-post government quarters or off post residences.

• Small group setting with a home environment
• Full-day, part-day, before and after school, hourly, and extended care

Click for Parent Handbook

FCC providers and family members 12 and older must pass the required background checks and are monitored and inspected on a regular basis.

Check theArmy FCC Onlineweb site for more information. Visit the Central Enrollment or Family Child Care office to request a password that will allow you to access the secure portion of the site for provider information and referrals.

The majority of FCC providers are certified by Baby Signs, Inc., the world's leading sign language program for hearing babies. Learn more

The FCC program offers employment for military spouses enabling them to earn an income while staying at home.

The next FCC Orientation class is scheduled for 22 - 29 Feb 2013, 0800 – 1600, at the Joe E. Mann Building, 3392 Magruder Ave. Come in to complete an application and talk with the staff about the possibility of becoming an FCC Provider. If you are a transferring provider from another installation, we will work with you to "fast-track" the process and get you on board much sooner.

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Fort Jackson Youth Center
5975 Chesnut Rd..
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803)751- 6387

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 1500 - 2100
Friday, 1500 - 2200
Saturday 1300 - 2300
Sunday 1400 - 1800

The Fort Jackson Youth Center is located on the corner of Imboden Parkway and Chesnut Road. The center serves as the focal point for many youth programs and is one of two Boys & Girls Clubs located on Fort Jackson. The youth center has been a Boys & Girls Club since November 1999 and is Fort Jackson's Positive Place for Kids. The other Boys & Girls Club on Fort Jackson is the recently opened Middle School After School Program site referred to as the House and is located at 5957 Parker Lane in the housing area.

MWR Activities Map

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Scales Avenue Child Development Center
4581 Scales Ave.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803)751- 6221 / 6230

Hours: 0515-1830
Monday - Friday
Sunday Chapel Service: 0830-1345

MWR Activities Map

Scales Avenue Child Development Center is a Department of Defense (DoD) certified and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited center. Scales Ave CDC Provides full day and part day care, for infants through kindergarten Monday - Friday for up to 60 hours per week. Care options also available include:

• Summer camp for children completing kindergarten
• Before & after kindergarten program
• Options for children needing 25 - 30 hours of care per week
• Childcare for chapel services on Sundays. Hours 0830-1345
• Hourly services before and after the opening and closing of the Hood Street CDC

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Hood Street Child Development Center
4585 Hood St.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803)751- 1970 / 1972

Hours: 0730-1730, Monday - Friday
1st & 3rd Friday, 1800 – 2300

Hood Street Child Development Center is a Department of Defense (DoD) certified and National Association for the Education of Young Child (NAEYC) accredited center providing quality hourly child care for short term (maximum 25 hours per week) child care needs. Advance reservations recommended.

MWR Activities Map

• Walk-ins accepted if space and staff are available
• Drop-off and pick-up from on-post schools are provided for all time periods except 0800
• Special openings available on request for unit or organizational functions
• Evening care also provided on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, 1800 – 2300

Click for more information for Hood St. Child Development Center

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School-Age Services Program
5614 Hood Street
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803) 751- 8014/9802
Located behind the NEC (Network Enterprise Communication)

Hours: 0500-1830
Monday – Friday
Open Recreation Hours (Located at 5978 Imboden Street)
1st Friday of the month 1830-2100 (School Age Night) K-5th
3rd Friday of the month 1830-2100 (Health Rocks) K-5th
Saturday-1200-1800 (K-5th)

The School-Age Services Program bridges the gap between Child Development Services and Youth Services and provides programs for youth in Grades K - 5. It takes the worry out of what to do with your child before and after school, during winter and spring school vacations, and during the summer holidays with programs for regular and occasional users.

• Transportation to and from some selected off post schools in District II.
• Programmed activities after school
• Partnerships with MWR activities including Century Lanes Bowling Center, Palmetto Falls Water Park, and Post Theater
• Homework center and computer lab as well as a monthly calendar of events for K – 5th grade youth
• USDA approved snacks & meals
• Monthly calendar of events for open recreation
• 4-H Clubs on Wednesday afternoons during the school year

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Occasional users receive 4 free hours monthly during the school year and weekend open recreation services as part of their CYS registration. Occasional user care is available for the before and after school program. Additional hours may be used at a cost of $4.00 per hour with a limit of 5 hours per week .

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Imboden School Age Center (ISAC)
5978 Imboden Street
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803) 562-2022/2029

Hours: 0500-1830
Monday – Friday
Open Recreation Hours
1st Friday of the month 1830-2100 (School Age Night) K-5th
3rd Friday of the month 1830-2100(Health Rocks) K-5th

Imboden School Age Center Provides full day care for infants through pre-school and School Age children (Kindergarten through 5th graders) Monday- Friday.
Care Options also include:

  • Before and/or After School program
  • Transportation to and from Fort Jackson schools and some selected off post schools in Richland District I
  • Full day services on school out days(teacher’s workday, conferences)
  • Winter, Spring and Summer Camps
  • Programmed activities
  • Partnerships with MWR activities including Century Lane, Palmetto Falls Water Park and Post Theatre
  • Partners with 4 H Clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • USDA approved snacks & meals

Occasional users receive 4 free hours monthly during the school year and weekend open recreation services as part of their CYS registration. Occasional user care is not available for the before school program. Additional hours may be used at a cost of $4.00 per hour with a limit of 5 hours per week. After school pick-up is only available from the on post schools.
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of desired service date. Reservations not cancelled will be billed to the customer.

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School Liaison Services
3392 Magruder Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803) 751-6150

Hours: 0730-1630
Monday - Friday logo

Available to all military parents of school-aged childrenregardless of theschool students attend.

School Liaison Services provides assistance with:

Issues with school registration and academic credits.

Coordination of transition services.

Information on local school systems, curriculum and school opportunities.

Liaison with Fort Jackson command on educational issuesaffecting military children.

To access anySchool Liaison Services, contact Keisha McCoy-Wilson, FJ's School Liaison Officer and advocate for military families, at 751-6150.

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Middle School & Teen Program
5975 Chesnut Rd.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
(803)751- 6387 / 5040

The Middle School & Teen Program operates out of the Youth Center, In addition, the Middle School After School Program now has its temporary site at 5988 Chesnut Rd. As a Boys & Girls Club affiliate and 4-H partner, the MS/Teen Program offers age appropriate activities for youth in 6th through 12th grade.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 1430 - 2100

Middle School & Teen Program Menu

Friday, 1430 - 2200 Saturday: 1300 - 2200

Located at the corner of Chesnut Rd & Imboden St.

MWR Activities Map

Middle & High School After School Program
• No cost after school program for middle & high school youth
• Transportation and snacks are provided
• Homework assistance is available
• Activities include cooking, sports, game room play, recording, rock wall climbing, photography, computer lab access, and weekly field trips.
• Hours are Monday - Friday 14:30 to 18:00
• After 18:00, if additional care is needed, youth can remain

MS/Teen Open Recreation Program
Hours: Mon—Thurs. 15:00 to 21:00, Friday, 15:00 to 22:00, Sat. 13:00 to 22:00, Sun. 14:00 to 18:00
• Step Team practice Wednesday @ 17:45 and Saturday @ 14:00
• Homework assistance is available
• Technology Lab offers computer training as well as other educational activities
•Keystone club meets twice a month
*Keystone club focuses on academic success, community service,career and education.
•Basketball practice, movie night, creative arts, and cooking are some additional activities offered.

MS/Teen Workforce Preparation Program
• Year round employment opportunities working at the center and various other MWR activities
• Youth ages 14 through seniors in high school
• Apply at Non appropriated Fund Personnel Office in Strom Thurmond Building
• Participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of America Career Launch Program

MST Program also provide TRANSPORTATION to "MST registered teens" from the
following schools:

Middle Schools
• EL Wright MS
• Kelly Mills MS
• Mueller Road MS
• Summit Parkway MS
• Crayton MS
• Hand MS
• Blythewood MS

High Schools
Spring Valley HS
Ridgeview HS
Westwood HS
Richland North East HS
Blythewood HS

Child, Youth & School Services - Education

School Liaison Services
Available to all military parents of school-aged children regardless of the school students attend.

Provides assistance with:

  • Issues with school registration and academic credits
  • Coordination of transition services
  • Information on local school systems, curriculum and school opportunities
  • Liaison with Fort Jackson command on educational issues affecting military children

To access any School Liaison Services, contact FJ's School Liaison Officer at 751-6150.

With Instructional Programs, the "SKIES" the Limit!
* SKIES stands for Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills (SKIES Unlimited) which is the basis for instructional programs on Ft. Jackson.
* Instructional programs partners with other community child/youth organizations to provide exciting instructional programs which are appealing and fun for children and youth. For a current calendar of SKIES classes and more information, clickSKIES Instructional Programs.

Child, Youth & School Services Sports

Fort Jackson's Youth Sports/Fitness Program is a great place for youth to learn sportsmanship, practice new skills and make new friends. Our programs place the emphasis on fun and fundamentals rather than on competition. A variety of team and individual sports are offered throughout the year. The Youth Sports/Fitness Program is housed at the Youth Center, Bldg 5975 Chesnut Road and the Youth Sports Complex located adjacent to the Youth Center.

Winter Sports Registration
Now thru December 6.
Winter Basketball, 4-5 year olds $20, 6-15 year olds $40.
Winter Cheerleading, 3-5 year olds $20, 6-13 year olds $40.
Participants must be registered with CYSS and have a current physical on file. For more information call 751-5040/7451.

Fall Cheerleading, Flag Football, Tackle Football, Soccer, Cross Country Winter Basketball, Cheerleading Spring Soccer, Coach Pitch, T-Ball, Baseball, Track Summer Summer Camp, Basketball, Swimming, Football, Tennis, Soccer, Start Smart Golf, Start Smart Baseball, Start Smart Soccer

2013-2014 Sports Calendar

Fort Jackson's Youth Sports and Fitness programs offers teams sports as well as individual sports. Team sports consist of: Tackle Football, Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, T-Ball, Baseball, and Cheerleading. Individual sports consist of: Track and Field and Cross Country. Specialized sports clinics are offered in the summer time for youth of all ages. Once a month Health Rocks is offered for youth grades K-12 and are invited to participate in fun games and activities and also served a healthy dinner. Start Smart Sports are also offered for kids age 3-5. Start Smart is a developmental sports program designed to introduce kids to a sport prior to participating in it.

In addition, the Youth Sports/Fitness Program hosts a variety of fitness related special events and healthy activities to encourage youth to become physically fit and develop habits that support a healthy life style

  • Certified to operate by Department of Defense
  • Youth Sports coaches are National Association of Youth Sports
    (NAYS) certified
  • Program hours vary by season of play and sport

Sports/Fitness staff provides outreach activities to youth in FCC homes, at the Child Development Centers, in School Age Services and in the Middle School & Teen Programs.

All youth sports participants are required to have a birth certificate and physical examination and to be registered with Child and Youth Services. For general information on any Child and Youth Services program, call the Parent Central Services at 751-4865. For detailed information on Youth Sports/Fitness Programs, contact the Youth Sports Director at 751-5040.


Fort Jackson School Liaison

From the Office of the School Liaison Officer

The Fort Jackson School Liaison Office recognizes that the military family's well-being is a priority of its soldiers. Our School Liaison Services provide access to a wide range of educational resources available to Army families. Therefore, the School Liaison Office is fully committed to leading the efforts of support for all military children and youth so that optimal learning experiences are achieved. Our continuous goal is to establish and enhance partnerships that increase understanding between school professionals and military installations.

We Welcome You.Fort Jackson logo Numbers 2 Know General Information 787-1910 Homebound/Virtual High 738-3261 Academic Programs 738-3277 Magnet Programs 738-3248 Athletic Eligibility 738-3228 Planning/Enrollment 738-3314 Communications/Partnerships 738-3210 Psychology/Special Needs 738-3256 Expanded Choice 738-3314 Safe School Line 736-8756 Expulsion Hearings 738-3228 Student Services/Discipline 738-3275 Food Services 419-2316 Testing 738-3263 Transportation Richland NE Hub
(buses 1-49) 736-8718 Spring Valley Hub
(buses 130-138) 736-3774 Killian Hub
(buses 50-99) 699-2892 Special Needs
(buses 200-299) 736-3774

Richland School District Two Expanded and Magnet Choice Programs 2012-2013

Recently, the Board of Trustees approved two new Magnet offerings: The Center for Knowledge (grades K-5) at Muller Road Middle School and a new STEMS Magnet at Summit Parkway Middle School. Informational sessions on all Magnet programs will be held throughout the month of January. A schedule of the meetings as well as information about each school and Magnet program is on the district’s website,

Richland Two Magnet and Expanded Choice Options 2012

State Report Cards and Graduation Rates 2012

SKIES Unlimited

CYSS logo CYSS Online Click here to start new registrations, make payments on your monthly childcare fees, reprint receipts and tax statements or sign up for advertised SKIESUnlimited classes, Youth Sports or
Special Activities.

Instructional Programs for Children and Youth

SKIESUnlimitedis a part of the Army’s Division of Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) within the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR).Our missionis to provide the children and youth with a variety of classes taught by qualified, imaginative and dedicated instructors, creating experiences of value, excellence and enjoyment.

The nameSKIESUnlimitedis an acronym for “Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” representing the unlimited possibilities this program can offer children and youth. SKIESUnlimitedencompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from infant to adolescence. Through SKIESUnlimited, Fort Jackson children and youth all have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore and acquire new skills.SKIESUnlimitedhas a four-school system:

  • School of Academic Skills, Mentoring and Intervention
  • School of Arts, Recreation and Leisure
  • School of Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership
  • School of Sports, Fitness and Health

Children and youth participate in instructional programs for a variety of reasons: to explore new skills; pursue and nurture personal interests; interact socially with others; build a resume; bolster a college application; or foster a close relationship with caring, knowledgeable adults outside of the home. All Fort Jackson CYS Services SKIESUnlimitedinstructors have had local and national background checks and training in CPR, First Aid, Safety and Child Abuse Awareness, Reporting and Prevention in addition to training in their specialty area.

Young people spend as much as 80% of their waking hours outside the classroom. The latest educational research confirms that students’ involvement in after-school instructional programs is beneficial on many levels.Instructional programs have been shown to promote the intellectual development of children and youth and foster the development of critical life, leadership and social skills. In addition, youth involved in instructional programs during the critical hours of 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. are less likely to engage in undesirable behaviors.

Authorized users are dependents of active duty military, Department of Defense civilian employees, National Guard, Reservists, employees of DoD contractors on Fort Jackson and retirees.

Registration <empty> Registration with CYS Services is required to enroll in a SKIESUnlimitedclass and can be initiated on line (please call 751-4865/4824 for registration requirements) and completed atParent Central Services (PCS)or the entire process can be completed at Parent Central Services (PCS) When registering a child for CYS Services programs, parents/guardians must provide the appropriate documentation as verification of eligibility.

Once registered with CYS Services, enrollment for SKIESUnlimitedclasses may be handled on line ( or at Parent Central Services. However, those families that are enrolling mid-month for a year-round class should enroll on site at Parent Central Services so that their fees can be prorated. In addition, families intending to use a deployment discount must also enroll on site.CYSS login/password required for online enrollment.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payments for SKIESUnlimitedclasses are due at the time of enrollment and by the 5th of the month thereafter for on-going classes. We accept payment by cash, check, debit card or credit card. Cancellations and refunds will be permitted prior to the first day of each class session. Refunds after the class has begun will be granted only under special circumstances such as unexpected family emergencies (documentation required), injuries (medical statement required) and must be requested in writing from the SKIESUnlimitedDirector. On-going classes are billed monthly with the exception of classes offered for less than a month. Installment billing is processed by the first of each month. Withdrawals must be submitted in writing at least 2 weeks in advance by completing a withdrawal form (available in the facility) or by completing the online form (SKIESUnlimitedwithdrawal form). Payments for SKIESUnlimitedclasses may be made on line. Contact Parent Central Services staff at 751-4865/4824 for details.

Make-Up Policy
Make-up classes are offered when a class is missed due to a Federal Holiday or when a class is canceled during inclement weather or instructor absence. Make-up classes are not provided when students miss classes.

Army Family Covenant (AFC) Deployment Services
Delivering on the Army Family Covenant, CYS Services provides funding to offset the cost of instructional programs for children and youth of active duty Soldiers.

•Mission Level 1:Up to $300 for SKIESUnlimitedclasses per deployment per
child/youth. (FW,AW2, WT, WTSG, NMA, WTCU, DP)

•Mission Level 2 and 3:Up to $150 for SKIESUnlimitedclasses per
deployment per child/youth. (TCS, PCS, TDY, RD, WTCA)

Current Classes
View classschedulehere. Classes are ongoing (unless otherwise indicated), so enrollment is allowed at any time during the month. Classes include:

School of Academic Skills, Mentoring
& Intervention Bright SKIES Academy (3-day) Bright SKIES Prep (2-day) Spanish, Preschool Spanish, Kinder Spanish, Beginner Spanish, Intermediate

FREE Online Tutoring <empty>

Army families have access to free, unlimited online tutoring and academic and career resources 24/7 from Kindergarten -12th grade and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject. Adults can get help preparing for career transitions, writing a resume and studying for exams. All sessions are online and one-to-one with a live, professional tutor. Get help now


School of Arts, Recreation & Leisure Jazz/Hip Hop Preballet Creative Movement @ Imboden St CDC CreativeMovement @
Scales Ave CDC Jr Hip Hop @ Imboden St School Age Ctr Jr Hip Hop @ Hood St School Age Ctr Hip Hop @ Youth CenterArts &
Crafts, PreschoolHood St SchoolAge Ctr Piano, Private Lessons (coming soon)

School of Life Skills, Citizenship & Leadership Abduction Prevention, Child (Stranger Safety) Training CPR/First Aid, Child & Infant Certification Babysitter Certification Training Sign Language, Signing Time Sign Language, Baby Driver’s Education imAlone Training

School of Sports, Health & Fitness Karate, Lil Kickers Karate, Beginner Karate, Intermediate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Beginner Tumble Bugs, Parent & Child Gymnastics 1-3 Cheer/Tumbling, Beginner Gymnastics 4 & Tumbling Golf, First Tee Tennis, Beginner Swimming, Parent & Child Swimming, Preschool Swimming, Beginner

Volunteer Instructors Needed:
Join the Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services family as a volunteer instructor for the SKIESUnlimitedprogram. We are looking for qualified, caring volunteer instructors for:

  • School of Academic Skills, Mentoring and Intervention
  • School of Arts, Recreation and Leisure
  • School of Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership
  • School of Sports, Fitness and Health

Extracurricular offerings are so very important to our children and youth. Bring your education, knowledge, skills and know-how to our kids. The possibilities are endless: cooking, cake decorating, sewing, scrapbooking, fashion design, cultural dance and dress, fitness, fun with games, woodworking, computer graphics, web page design, robotics, photography, metal work, art, crafts, automobile repair, bike repair, making costumes, makeup & grooming, pet care, violin, guitar lessons and so much more. To apply to be a CYS Services Volunteer, please contact the SKIESUnlimitedDirector at (803) 751-6777.

Contact Information
3392 Magruder Ave (behind post HQ)
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Phone (803) 751-6777
Fax (803) 751-1442

SKIESUnlimitedFamily Center
6100 Chesnut Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Phone (803) 562-5915
Fax (803) 562-5914

We are committed to quality customer service. Your timely feedback is an essential element in our effort to continuously improve our performance and provide suggestions to help us serve you better. Thanks for visiting our site and we hope you will return often.

Thomas Lee Hall Library
Thomas Lee Hall Library

The library has a wide variety of popular fiction/non-fiction books, audio cds and playaways. Library users also have access to thousands of downloadable audiobooks,eBooksandeVideovia AKO. In addition to popular material, users will also findprofessional certification preparation material,ASVAB and Peterson's test preparation resourcescan also be found in AKO. There are 29 computers available for internet access, free Wi-Fi, copy/scanning services and daily printing.

For 24/7 homework and research assistance, the Library provides a large selection of searchable electronic databases filled with the most current encyclopedias, eBooks, newspapers, scholarly journals, magazines and more. You will also find family literacy programs, storytimes, teen and adult book clubs, crafting, gaming and a summer reading program (with prizes) going on at the Library.

All members of the Fort Jackson community, with valid military identification cards, may check out materials. Students attending any of the schools at Fort Jackson are required to provide a copy of their orders in addition to their valid military identification.Click herefor more information about patron accounts and eligibility requrements. For more information, come check us out or call 803-751-5589/4816. 24/7 Electronic Library Resources:
Search the Library’sOnline Catalog
Search the Library’sMobile User Catalog

Do Your Research and Homework with:
EBSCO Databases
GALE Databases

DownloadeBooks, audiobooks, music and video.
Learn a new language withTransparent Language Online Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Library?
The Library is located in Bldg 4679 on the corner of Lee Road and Strom Thurmond Blvd. For additional directions or information, you may phone the Library at (803) 751-5589.

What are the Library Hours?
The Library is open 1100-2000 Monday – Thursday and 1100-1700 Friday – Sunday. Closed on federal holidays.

Who may borrow Library Materials?
Full borrowing privileges are available for the following groups and their immediate family members: Active duty military personnel assigned to Fort Jackson, members of the Reserve and National Guard, retired military personnel, and Fort Jackson civilian employees. (A valid military identification card must be presented.) Limited borrowing privileges are available for transient and temporary duty personnel. (A valid military identification card and TDY orders must be presented.)

How long can I check out materials?
Books, audio books, and PlayAways loan for 21 days. DVD's and Best Sellers/new fiction loan for 7 days. All materials, except DVD's, can be granted renewals as long as the item is not on hold for another customer.

Who may use the Library’s computer lab?
In order to use the computer lab visitors must present a current military identification card and sign in at the Library’s Front Desk. There is a 30 minute time limit when others are waiting. (Note: the Computer Lab closes 15 minutes prior to the closing of the library.)

Can I leave my children alone at the library; can I drop them off and pick them up later?
Children without ID must be accompanied by their parent or sponsor
at all times.

Does the Library provide a FAX service to the public?
No, but on post FAX services are available in the customer service area in the main PX.

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