For Immediate Release

October 18, 2001

Local Library Launches
StartSquad Kids’ Portal

The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center will launch a brand–new kids’ portal site, StartSquad, created by North Carolina librarians to help children surf the Internet. The site,, features special links available according to age and offers kids and parents a way to navigate the web, using selected links for challenging young minds.

StartSquad has been developed with input from kids, and features links to a wide variety of sites such as for middle schoolers engaging in research. The site will be available from any computer with Internet access beginning November 1, 2001. Kids or parents can access the portal at the library or by logging on to the library’s website at from any computer with Internet access.

This project is 100% supported with Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

For more information, contact Amanda Crabtree, Public Information Coordinator, at 483-1580 ext. 119 or by email at

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