Unattended Minors Policy

 

The Louis Bay 2nd Library highly encourages children to use the library so they can develop a love of books, reading and libraries.

 

However, the safety and well being of children left alone in the library or on the library grounds is a serious concern. The library staff does not assume responsibility for the well being of children left unattended in the library or on the library grounds.

 

A parent or responsible caregiver 18 years or older must be present in the library or on the library grounds with any child under the age of 10. If a child under the age of 10 is left unattended in the library or on the library grounds, a staff member can call the parent or guardian to pick up the child. If a parent or guardian cannot be reached and/or cannot pick up the child, a staff member can call the police.

 

If an unattended child under the age of 18 is alone at closing time or in the case of an emergency closing, a staff member will attempt to contact the child's parent or caregiver. Two staff members will remain with the child. If a parent or responsible caregiver does not arrive within 15 minutes after the library's closing time, the police will be notified.

 

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for the conduct of their minor children (under 18 years of age) in the library or on the library grounds.

 

 

5/12/2004