Unattended Children Policy

Unattended Children Policy:

  • Cutler Memorial Library welcomes children of all ages to use its facilities and to attend its programs.

  • Visits to the library should be positive, enjoyable, and safe for children.

  • Responsibility for the behavior and well-being of children using the library rests with the parent/guardian, not the library staff.

  • Under no circumstances should parents assume that children are always safe in a library. Libraries are public buildings, open to all members of society.

  • Children who are nine years of age or younger shall always be attended, and adequately supervised by a responsible person twelve2 years or older while in the library.

  • An unattended child is any child nine years of age or younger using the library unaccompanied by a responsible person.

Parents/Guardians, please remember:

  • Children must be supervised at all times.

  • The library staff is not responsible for the safety, care, supervision, or entertainment of unattended children.

At closing time:

  • When visiting the library without an adult, every child must have made arrangements to be picked up prior to closing time.

  • If a child is left unattended at closing and a parent/guardian cannot be reached, the police will be called.

Adopted September 2021