Parents may NOT leave children under the age of eight (8) unattended in the library. “Unattended” means that the parent (or responsible adult) is not in the building with the child.
If it is determined that a child is lost or left unattended, the librarian on duty shall try to identify and locate the parents or responsible adult(s). The librarian shall walk around the library with the child looking for the parents. If the parent is not found in the building, the librarian shall stay with the child and try to locate the parent via telephone. When the parent is located, the library shall explain the library policy on unattended children. The responsible adult will immediately need to pick up the child.
If the parent(s) or responsible adult(s) has(have) not been located within a half hour of the initial determination that the child is unattended, or if the library is closing, the librarian shall call the police.