Supervision and Behavior of Children in the Library

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Supervision and Behavior of Children in the Library
An Amplification of the Library’s Rules of Behavior

The Dexter District Library is strongly committed to the provision of services to children and desires children of all ages have positive library experiences. However, the Library is a busy public facility and Library staff cannot assume responsibility for the supervision, safety or entertainment of children who use it.

A parent or other adult accompanying a child in the Library is expected to prevent the child from running, making excessive noise, crying, pulling books from shelves, pounding on computer equipment or otherwise behaving disruptively. If the parent or caregiver cannot control the behavior of the child, both will lose Library privileges pursuant to the procedures set forth in the Patron Behavior Policy.

Children five years of age or younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or other adult (age 18 years or older) at all times. When a child of this age attends Library programs, the parent or other adult must remain in the Library and be readily available to provide supervision or remove the child if necessary.

Children ages six through eleven may use all areas of the Library alone, but a parent or other adult must be on the Library premises.

Children aged twelve and over are welcome to use the Library without an adult on the premises.

All children, whether accompanied by an adult or parent or using the Library alone, must observe the rules that govern Library use, including but not limited to the Library’s Rules of Behavior Policy and Internet Use Policy.

The Library is not meant to be a substitute baby-sitter. Children visiting the Library alone are welcome to remain as long as desired, provided the child is busy reading, writing, doing school work or using other library resources. Children who become boisterous, undisciplined, uncontrollable or otherwise in violation of any Library policy may lose Library privileges.

Children who are not picked up within 15 minutes after the Library closes will be referred to the Sheriff’s station to wait for a ride.

Upcoming Events for Children

Mon, Nov 24th @ 1:00pm
Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft
Wed, Nov 26th @ 11:00am
Movie & Popcorn for Kids
Wed, Nov 26th @ 5:00pm
Library is closing at 5PM
Thu, Nov 27th @ 9:00am
Library is Closed
Mon, Dec 1st @ 7:00pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tue, Dec 2nd @ 4:00pm
First Tuesday LEGO Club
Sat, Dec 6th @ 9:00am
Used Book Sale
Wed, Dec 17th @ 4:30pm
Holiday Party for Children's Book Clubs
Mon, Dec 22nd @ 11:00am
Holiday Story Time with a Live Reindeer!
Mon, Dec 22nd @ 11:30am
Live Reindeer Outside the Library!

Picture Book Reading Lists

Juvenile Reading Lists