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Policy 023

PLATTEKILL PUBLIC LIBRARY 

 

SAFE CHILD POLICY

Adopted: April 10, 2014

The Plattekill Public Library is dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming, exciting and safe environment for people of all ages. It is for the safety of each child that the Library has adopted this Safe Child Policy.

The safety of children left alone in the Library is a serious concern of the Library staff. The staff, however, has many duties to perform.  Library staff cannot monitor the behavior and safety of children using the Library. The responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parent/care-giver and not with the Library staff.

Children under the age of 10 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult (18 years or older).  If a child under the age of 10 is attending a Library program, a parent/care-giver must be in the building and aware of the location and behavior of his/her child.

Children ages 10 to 17 may use the library on their own provided that they comply with all Library rules and the Patron Code of Conduct.  Parents/care-givers are still, however, responsible for the behavior of their children. If children do not comply with Library rules and the Patron Code of Conduct, Library staff may ask