The Clear Lake Public Library encourages children and families to use its facilities. However, when children are left unattended at the Library, problems can arise. Young children may become frightened or confused and wander away. Older children cannot be expected to deal with a small child who is frightened, tired, or ill. Older children left on their own for extended periods may become bored and disruptive. Since the Library is a public building, children might be approached by strangers. If an unattended child has a medical emergency, the Library staff cannot take legal responsibility.
Therefore, to protect children who are using the Library and to provide all customers with a facility that is safe, pleasant, and conducive to Library use, the Clear Lake Public Library Board adopts the following guidelines:
Adopted February 5, 2002