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

Wed, Jul 23rd @ 11:00am
Crafty Readers (2nd and 3rd graders)
Thu, Jul 24th @ 11:00am
Drop-In Story Times!
Fri, Jul 25th @ 11:00am
Joel Tacey's Lab Geek ScienceRific Comedy Show
Mon, Jul 28th @ 11:00am
Drop-In Story Times!
Tue, Jul 29th @ 11:00am
BINGO for Books!
Wed, Jul 30th @ 11:00am
Book Snackers (4th and 5th graders)
Thu, Jul 31st @ 11:00am
Drop-In Story Times!
Fri, Aug 1st @ 11:00am
Bev Meyer "The Music Lady"
Mon, Aug 4th @ 7:00pm
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tue, Aug 5th @ 4:00pm
First Tuesday LEGO Club

Picture Book Reading Lists

Juvenile Reading Lists