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LIBRARY VISITS are an important part of a child's creative and intellectual growth. Our staff wants your child's visit to be a rewarding and positive experience that encourages a love of reading for pleasure and knowledge for a lifetime. Children visiting our library receive the same welcome, assistance, and respect as any other valued patron.
It is tempting to believe the library is a haven that your child can visit without worrying about safety. However, a library is a public building, open to all. Please use the same precautions for ensuring your child's safety that you would in any other public location.
While our staff is concerned about the well-being of our patrons, we cannot be responsible for keeping your child safe from harm.
In the event an emergency forces the immediate closing of the library, children should know what procedure to follow as determined by their parents or adult caregivers.
If a minor - anyone under the age of 16 - is left at the library at closing time or in the event of an emergency situation, staff will attempt to contact the parents or adult caregivers. If the parents or adult caregivers cannot be contacted, staff will notify the police.
We hope that these guidelines will help ensure the safety of your child and promote the enjoyment of all patrons using the library.
Approved by the Board of Directors