Unattended Children and Disruptive Patrons



The library cannot be responsible for unattended children.

Children under six must be directly supervised by an adult or anindividual age 14 or
older. Children from 6 to 9 in age should be accompanied by someone age 14 or older in
the building.

If a parent or guardian of an unattended child under the age of ten cannot be contacted
within a half hour, the staff will ask the police to contact Child Protective Services.

If the library is closing and the parent or guardian cannot be reached immediately, the
police will be asked to contact Child Protective Services. The police may be called for
any unattended person under the age of 14 when the library is closing.



Library users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which shows respect for others using the library. Disruptive conduct which prevents others from enjoying the library or which endangers people or property is not allowed.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to: abusive language, threat of violence, engaging in unauthorized physically active games (tag, shouting, screaming), damaging library property (including books), body odor, and harassment of another customer or staff.

Library staff members may ask library users who are considered disruptive to leave the premises immediately. Habitual offenders may be banned from library property indefinitely.

Approved 4/15/97, revised 4/20/99, 4/22/03, 6/26/07