5.6 UNATTENDED MINORS

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library encourages patrons of all ages to use its facilities, programs, resources, and services.


The safety and responsibility for the well-being of minor children lies solely with the parent, guardian or assigned chaperone of each child, not with library personnel. Parents/guardians should realize that, even in their absence, they are legally responsible for their children’s behavior in the library.


A parent/guardian must supervise and be within sight of children under the age of eight in all areas of the library. If a child under the age of eight is left unattended and appears to be lost or frightened, library staff will make every attempt to locate the parent or guardian. If the parent or guardian is not located within an hour or by closing time, the local police department will be notified. Under no circumstances shall a library staff member take a child out of the library or transport a child.