Safe Child Policy

The Mamaroneck Public Library is a place for learning and growth, and we encourage all patrons to enjoy what the library has to offer the community. In order to be able to provide the best possible service, we ask that you adhere to the following rules regarding children in the library:

  • Ultimate responsibility for the behavior and safety of children visiting the library rests with the parent or caregiver.
  • Parents, caregivers, and group leaders must be aware that the library staff cannot be held responsible for the safety and security of unattended children.
  • Children seven years old and younger must be accompanied at all times by a parent or by a caregiver who is at least 11 years old.
  • Children eight and over may be left unattended at the discretion of a responsible adult, but children must not be left for an excessively long period of time. Unattended children of elementary school age are restricted to the children’s library.
  • Parents and caregivers must be aware of the closing times of the library. If a child is left in the library at closing time, the parent or caregiver will be called. If a parent or caregiver is not available, the police will be contacted to escort the abandoned child.
  • Children who are disorderly or disruptive, who create a security or safety issue, or who become a danger to themselves or to others anywhere on library property, will be asked to correct their behavior.
  • Should the behavior continue, the child will be asked to leave the library.

 

Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior consists of running, yelling, using abusive language, damaging library property, or any other behavior that interferes with the use of the library by other patrons. This will be determined at the discretion of library staff.

Adopted February 9, 2011