The library is a public institution, and it must provide open access for all members of the community, however, the comfort of the majority of the patrons and staff must be given due consideration.
The library will make every effort for children to use the library without disrupting service to others. When disruptive behavior occurs the staff member will determine if the child's parent or guardian is in the building. Once supervision has been determined, the following procedures will be taken:
For children (older than 6) who come to the library WITHOUT adult supervision and are disruptive:
For children who come to the library with an adult but are NOT effectively supervised:
This policy is displayed at the front desk and is available upon request. The policy is designed to insure the right of every individual to use the library UNLESS his or her behavior, or those in their care, impinges on the right of other patrons to use the library.Adopted 1995, Revised April 1997, Reviewed May 15, 2007 with no revisions.