Our Facility Features:
- Free Wi-Fi
- 13 Public Use Computers
- Study Area
- Children's Library
- Young Adult Collection
- About Us
Army Libraries offer a wide range of services worldwide. As a patron of the libraries, you and your Family have access* to:
- Books, audiobooks and movies
- Downloadable content including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and eMovies
- Online databases for research and homework help
- Computer stations with Internet
- Personalized help with your questions
- Events, classes, and storytimes
- Summer reading clubs and books discussion groups
- Copy and print services
Register for an account at your nearest library, or if you are deployed in a remote location, please see the Army Libraries Web site to learn more about services. After registering, you can use our catalog to manage your account. My Account allows you to renew and request books, access online content, create wish lists, write reviews, and request books while deployed.
* Note: some services may not be available at all locations.
- Library Online
On the U.S. Army Libraries Web site you can search the online catalog:
- Book Clubs
The Library has Book Clubs of various age ranges and subject matter, that meet regularly to discuss the chosen books. Call to see which clubs are meeting!
- Child Supervision Guidelines
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN/YOUTH UNATTENDED IN SOSA CENTER.
SOSA CENTER FOLLOWS THE FORT BELVOIR POLICY MEMORANDUM #37,
FORT BELVOIR CHILD SUPERVISION GUIDELINES.
CHILDREN 7 YEARS AND YOUNGER
Will not be left alone for any period of time. This includes leaving children unattended in cars, playground, homes, or yard.
YOUTH 8 - 10 YEARS OF AGE
May only be left alone, adult monitored, during daylight and early evening hours for occasional, short periods of time - up to 1.5 hours - but not on a regular, self-care basis, such as before and after school every day.
YOUTH 11 - 12 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored
for up for up to 3 hours, but not at night or in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
YOUTH 13 - 15 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored, but not overnight and not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
YOUTH 16 - 17 YEARS OF AGE
May be left in self-care that is adult monitored for up to 2 consecutive overnight periods, but not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
ADULT MONITORED IS DEFINED AS MEETING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
- Youth and parent/caretaker have communicated on house rules and guidelines for acceptable behavior.
- Youth and parent/caretaker have communicated on safety/emergency plans, and youth is aware of what to do in case of emergency.
- Youth in self-care has knowledge of how to access parent or other responsible adult at all times (including knowing the parent/caretaker’s whereabouts and having a telephone number where parent can be reached).
GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A BABYSITTER:
- Generally, age 13 is the minimum recommended age for a babysitter. In making decisions about who is an acceptable babysitter, consider not only age, but also maturity.
- The physical enviornment where the babysitting will take place must be safe.
- The sitter must possess a level of maturity necessary for applying solid judgment and decision-making skills. No emotional, medical, or behavioral problems may affect the sitter’s ability.
- The length of time, the number of hours, the age and number of children, and the time of day must be consistent with the sitter’s age and ability.
- As the age and level of maturity of the sitter increases, so can the level of responsibility. Responsibilities include performing specialized tasks such as getting children ready for bed, preparing food and taking care of other specific needs.
- Photo Gallery
Science Story Time: Robots and Coding, Nov 17, 2017
Teen Activity Tuesdays, July - August 2017
Summer Reading Program 2017, Science Exploration, 1st - 6th Grades
Story Time with special guest Kristin Ayyar
Science Themed Story Time
Hours of Operation
|Monday||10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
The Library will be upgrading their computer and security systems and will need to be closed from Monday, Sep 10, through Wednesday, Sep 12, at 12 p.m. We will be open on Wednesday, Sep 12, from 12 - 5:30 p.m.
Storytime will be canceled on Wednesday, Sep 12.
The MWR Library supports our Military community with premier customer-focused professional staff providing information resources, engaging programs, community and collaboration spaces in support of mission readiness, life-long learning, and recreational pursuits. The Library has something for everyone - from story hours to book discussion groups, from internet access to word processing, from military training to investment tools, from the latest novel to "how to" books and other reference books to online resources available 24/7.