For Children

Programs and services especially for children.

Unattended Children Policy

Children age eight or younger must be accompanied by a responsible person (age 13 or older) at all times.  This means the responsible person will remain with the child during the entire library visit.  Exceptions to this policy occur only when programming (i.e. Summer Reading program) allows children to attend on their own.

Children age nine through 12 may visit the library independently, however they are expected to behave in an appropriate library manner.  No running, loud voices, disruptive or destructive behavior will be allowed.

Although parents are encouraged to participate, children of age may attend programs independently. However, all children should be met at the conclusion of the program inside the library.

No child under the age of nine may be left in the library unattended.

Library staff members are not responsible for children in any area of the library during regular library hours.  Disruptive or destructive children will be asked to leave and may be asked to not use the library for a specified amount of time.

Only local calls are allowed from the library telephone.  Long distance and cell phone calls will not be allowed.  Only library staff members will dial for patrons.

Both children and responsible persons should be aware of closing times and are expected to be prepared to leave at said closing time.
This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.