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Safe Child Policy

Statement of Concern

Memorial Hall Library welcomes children of all ages to utilize our materials and services. It is a doorway through which life-long learning may take place. The Library is a very busy place and staff members have many duties to perform in order to serve everyone who comes to visit. They therefore cannot monitor the behavior, safety, or whereabouts of people using the building. There is no way that library staff can provide supervision of children. Memorial Hall Library does not serve in the capacity of providing day care for unattended children.

Statement of Policy

The Library cannot assume responsibility for parental negligence in the caring of minor children, nor do we assume parental responsibility for minor children left at any of the library locations at closing time. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT YEARS OLD MAY NOT BE LEFT IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM WITHOUT AN ADULT IN ATTENDANCE.

The staff of the Library is also concerned about the safety of young people who may remain in the Library at closing time. A minor who does not have firm arrangements for transportation should be encouraged to begin calling for a ride at least fifteen minutes before closing time.

YOUR COOPERATION WITH OUR EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL OUR VISITORS AND PATRONS IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

Last updated: October 01, 2012
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