The library welcomes
children and is dedicated to providing quality resources for reading and
learning. Because it is a public place, the library cannot ensure the
safety of unattended children. It is not a substitute for after-school
or daycare programs. The following guidelines support both child safety and a pleasant library atmosphere:
Children must be picked up before the library closes.
Parents/care providers should confirm service hours before dropping a
child off at any library branch. Unattended children under 14 years of
age cannot be left outside a closed site, and maybe referred to the
It is not safe for children 9 years of age or under to be left unattended in the library.
A parent or care provider (14 years of age or older) must accompany and
be responsible for young children. Children ages 6 to 9 must know
where their parent is within the building. Children 5 years and under
must be within sight of a parent at all times.
Quiet and considerate behavior is expected in the library.
Behavior Guidelines are posted in the library. If a child is
disruptive, our staff will inform the child or the parent/care provider
of the behavior violation. Disruptive behavior includes loud talking and
persistent crying. If that behavior does not change, the child and/or
parent/care provider may be directed to leave the library. Repeated
disruptive behavior may result in library privileges being revoked.