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Unattended Children Policy

1.        Children age 12 and under may not be left unattended in the library unless they are participating in a library-sponsored program (such program not to exceed one hour).

2.        Unattended school age children age 13 or over are free to utilize the library’s resources as long as needed provided they demonstrate purposeful intent to use library resources, and that their behavior is not disruptive to other patrons or to staff members.

3.        The library does not provide child care. Unattended children with no observable intent to use library resources will be identified by library staff and the parents will be contacted. If the problem continues after parents are notified, or if parents can not be reached, the juvenile authorities at the police department will first be contacted to pick up the children. Additional noncompliance will result in notification of the Department of Children and Family Services.