Children’s Corner: Parents & Caregivers

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be with my child at all times?

All children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible caregiver while in the library or attending a library program. We ask that the responsible caregiver remain within visual contact and in their immediate vicinity while on library premises.

What about my child who is 9 or older?

Although children 9 and older may use the library on their own, their actions and well-being remain the responsibility of their parents and caregivers. If a young person’s behavior violates the Library’s Conduct Policy, the child will be asked to leave the library. A young person who is not able to leave the library without an adult should not be left alone at the library.

Picking up your child...

Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up their children prior to closing time. Children left unattended or deemed to be in a potentially dangerous situation may be picked up by the police for their own protection if their parents/guardians cannot be contacted.

What can my child access on the internet?

Parents and guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children; therefore, parents are advised to supervise their children’s Internet sessions.

Rules of Conduct

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Treat the Library property, other customers and staff with courtesy and respect.

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Respect one another, including library staff, and other customers.

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Beverages in lidded containers can be consumed in any part of the public area. Please report spills immediately to a staff member to avoid damage to library property.

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Consumption of food in small amounts is permitted. Wrappers and crumbs must be properly disposed of in trash containers. People consuming food are responible for damages to library property.

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Use audio/video devices with your headphones.

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Wagons and strollers may not obstruct a corridor, hallway, aisle, entry, or exit.

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Check out all library materials before leaving the library.