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