Children under the age of eight (8) may not be left unattended in the library at any time, including during programs, except for selected programs with parental consent.
Children between the ages of eight (8) and thirteen (13) may use the library without the parent being within talking distance of the child, but the parent must remain in the building.
Children may not be left in the care of another child under the age of thirteen (13). If children are left unattended, a staff member will contact the parent/guardian and the police, if necessary. The Library does not in any way assume the care of, custodian of, or control of children.
Child Left in the Library at Closing
If a child is still in the library at closing time and unattended by a parent or guardian, a staff member should attain a phone number and call for the child to be picked up. Two staff members should wait with the child. At no time should one staff member be alone with the child. If a child is not picked up within 20 minutes after the library has closed, staff shall call the police department and have the police take over responsibility for the child.