Child Safety Policy
Children are always welcome at the Rose Free Library, and the Library encourages that visits be a family affair. The library staff strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment for children and for people of all ages. However, because the building is open to the public, the library should not be considered a safe place for unattended children. The behavior and welfare of children at the library rests with the parents, legal guardians, or other responsible adult caregivers. Library staff members are not responsible for the care and safety of unattended children in the library.
- All children under 10 years of age must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult caregiver in such a manner as to maintain that child’s positive behavior and to assure the safety of the child.
- Older children and adolescents who come to the library without a parent, guardian or caregiver are welcome to use the library appropriately, but must be able to reach a responsible adult immediately, if necessary. They must have a valid library cared and must abide by the rules and policies of the library. 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 lose library privileges.
- Children 10 and older must have the telephone number of their parent, guardian or designated adult so that a responsible adult may be contacted, if necessary, to come and pick up the child. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may serve as grounds for removal of the child from library property. The library reserves the right to contact the local law enforcement agency.
- Parents/caregivers should be aware of library closing times. If a child is not picked up by the time the library closes, and a parent or caregiver cannot be contacted, the library reserves the right to contact the local law enforcement agency.
Adopted June 15, 2016