Child Safety Policy

The library welcomes children to use its facilities and services. However, responsibility for the behavior and well-being of children using the library rests with the parent/guardian or assigned caregiver, not with the library’s personnel. Library staff cannot supervise children in the library.

Children under the age of six must be with an adult and supervised at all time in all parts of the building.

Children between the ages of six and twelve may read or work independently provided that the parent/guardian or assigned caregiver is in the building. No children under the age of twelve are to be left unsupervised in the building.

If any children under the age of twelve are found in the building without an adult, the staff will attempt to locate the parent or adult caregiver. If the parent or caregiver cannot be located either in the library or at the McKinley Birthplace Home within one hour, or if the library is closing, the local police will be contacted to pick up the child.

Revised and approved by the McKinley Memorial Library Board of Trustees on February 12, 2018