Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library

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Unattended Children

The Library does not provide care or supervision of children and does not accept responsibility for children under the age of eighteen (18) in the Library.  Parents or legal guardians are responsible for their children’s safety and behavior in the Library.  To ensure a positive experience for children visiting the Library, the following rules have been developed:

  • Children under six (6) years of age must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver, who is at least sixteen (16) years of age, except during the time they are participating in a library sponsored activity
  • Children of all ages must adhere to the same standards of conduct as required of all patrons (see Rules and Regulations for Conduct in the Library)
  •  Parents and guardians should be aware of Library hours and make arrangements to meet or transport children by closing times
  • Youth will be given the opportunity to contact their parents or caregiver for a ride home
  • Under no circumstances are staff members to transport a child to another location