Unattended child policy

Responsibility for the care and safety of the children using the library rests with the parents/guardian or assigned caregiver, not with library staff.  Under no circumstances does the library accept responsibility for a child while the parent is out of the library.  Young children (those too young to travel the streets alone) may not be left unattended in the library by parent/guardian or assigned caregiver.  No stranded child shall be forced to leave the library at closing time.  Library staff will attempt to contact parent/guardian or assigned caregiver up to 15 minutes after closing.  After that time, staff will call the police and ask them to assume responsibility for the unattended child.