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Patron Responsibilities and Conduct

These polices regard patron Conduct in the library.


It is a patron’s responsibility to maintain necessary and proper standards of behavior in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons.  If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the Library and from the use of the library facilities.  Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law.



The Library encourages visits by young children and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child.  Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library.

Therefore, it is library policy that all children under age six (6) must be accompanied by a parent or designated responsible person while in the library.  Also, if the young child is attending a library program, we require that the parent/responsible person to remain in the library throughout the program.



Children of all ages are encouraged to use the library for homework, recreational reading, and program attendance.  The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion.  However, children, whether with parents or not, who are being continually disruptive will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library.  If after a second warning the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library.  If

the child needs to contact a parent; they may do so and then wait with a staff person until the parent arrives. Readmittiance to the Library may occur after the child and his/her parent meet with the library staff.

 Adopted 2/2/14


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