UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY
1.1 A Parent or caregiver
should accompany any child under twelve to the
library and supervise them during their visit.
1.2 The Library provides
staff to help children and their caregivers use the
library and its materials, but not to watch,
supervise or entertain individuals or groups.
1.3 Parents are responsible
for the behavior of their children in the library,
even if the parent is not present.
2.1 Children in the library
are expected to observe the posted “Code of
2.2 If a child is not
following these rules or their behavior is
inappropriate or is disruptive to other library
customers or staff, staff will attempt to locate the
parent or caregiver, inform them of the child’s
behavior and expect them to supervise the child for
the remainder of their visit or remove the child
from the library.
3.0 UNATTENDED CHILD
3.1 A child at the library
who is not with a parent or caregiver or whose
parent or caregiver cannot be readily located in the
library is an “unattended child.”
3.2 Staff will try to locate
the parent or caregiver if an unattended child’s
behavior is inappropriate or disruptive, or if the
child’s safety is at risk.
3.3 If the parent or
caregiver cannot be located, library staff may call
the police for assistance.
4.0 CLOSING TIME
4.1 An unattended child may
use the library’s phone to call home for a ride.
4.2 If a child is not picked
up by closing time, police may be notified.
Reviewed as to form
Date/Everett City Attorney
Approved by Board
of Trustees, Everett Public Library