Policy for children.
Service to children is our primary goal at The Little Library That Could.
Children of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to use the library materials, programs and services.
The Little Library That Could (the Library) is open to all, regardless of origin, age, and background.
However, please note that the Library gives priority bookings to children, their parents or responsible adult caregivers, and adults interested in children’s literature, such as teachers and university students taking children’s literature classes.
Library staff strive to ensure that the Library is operated in a safe manner. However, the responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parents, legal guardians, or other responsible adult caregivers (hereinafter "parent or responsible adult caregiver").
If you do not agree with this Policy for Children, please do not use this site. Viewing or otherwise using this site or registering for any service available on this site signifies your consent to be bound by this Policy.
Library staff are not responsible for the care and safety of unattended children in the Library.
Out of concern for the safety of young patrons, adults who are unaccompanied by a child or children may be questioned by staff, and may be asked to leave the Library.
Maintaining a Safe Atmosphere
In order to maintain a safe atmosphere where reading and study are encouraged, the following policy has been adopted by the Library:
All patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult caregiver. A parent or responsible adult caregiver must remain with patrons under age 18 at all times and in the case of an adult caregiver, have emergency contact information with them or available to them.
If a patron under age 18 attempts to enter the premises unaccompanied, staff will try to locate the parent or responsible adult caregiver to remedy the situation.
If a parent or responsible adult caregiver is unavailable, the patron under age 18 will not be admitted.
All patrons must follow the posted Policy for Public Conduct in the Library and are expected to use the Library appropriately. Children who do not follow these rules are subject to the same consequences as other library users, including being required to leave the Library or losing library privileges.
No patron under age 18 should ever be left unattended in the Library.
PARENTS AND ADULT CAREGIVERS, NOT LIBRARY STAFF, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN WHILE ON LIBRARY PREMISES.
Last modified: 08/15/2022