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 caregiver, not with library personnel. Children are expected to follow the same rules for behavior and conduct in the library as all other library users. Library staff members will not assume responsibility for the supervision of children in the library.
Children under the age of 10 must always be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. Any caregiver must be at least 12 years old.
If a child under the age of 10 is found in the library without an adult or caregiver, the staff will attempt to locate the responsible party. If they cannot be located on library property, staff will attempt to call them if name and phone number are known. If attempts to reach the parent or caregiver are unsuccessful, the police will be contacted. The same process will be followed for children left unattended in the library at closing time. Library staff will not transport any child from the library to any other location.
Holmes County District Public Library
Rules for Behavior & Conduct in the Library
Adopted: February 18, 2021, Motion #21-12