Safe Child Policy

The library attempts to provide a safe environment for children of all ages. Yet, because the library is a public building, parents and caregivers should use discretion in determining when their children are mature enough to use the library unsupervised.

Children must be picked up prior to closing. The library staff is not responsible for supervising children left alone when the library is closed, but will make attempts to reach a parent or caregiver for immediate pick-up. If staff members cannot reach a parent or caregiver within one half hour of closing they will notify the police, who will assume responsibility for the child.

Adopted by the Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, July 14, 2004