Policy on Unattended Children

The safety and well-being of young children left unattended at the library is of serious concern to this library. Young children left alone may become frightened or anxious. Library staff have many public duties and cannot serve as babysitters. Children under the age of 10 should not be left alone in the library. We ask your cooperation in making the library a safe and happy place for children.

Parents, not library staff, are responsible for the behavior of the children using the library. Parents will be notified if their children are left unattended and require supervision. If parents or caregivers are unavailable, or refuse to take control of their child, the police will be notified. Disruptive children over age 9 will be asked to leave after receiving one warning. If they become abusive or refuse to leave, the police will be called.