Unattended Children

Parents may not leave children under age 10 unattended in the library. The Basloe Library is not responsible for any child left unattended in the library. Unattended children could become stranded at closing time or during an unexpected closing. In this situation, if no parent or guardian is available or reachable by phone, police assistance will be requested for the safety of the child.

Security in the Children’s Room-

The Children’s Room is located in the rear of the building and is vulnerable to security problems. To prevent incidents of theft or bodily harm, the following rules are in place:

The Children’s Room must be closed unless a staff member is available to monitor the room OR a parent/guardian accompanies children.
No one under age 12 may use the Children’s Room unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian or staff member.
No one age 12 and over may use the computers in the Children’s Room.

Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the library. Disruptive children will be asked to leave after two warnings (refer to our “Disruptive Patrons” policy). Disruptive children accompanied by a parent will also be asked to leave after the parent has received two warnings.