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Unattended Children Policy
Unattended Youth Policy
Youth are encouraged to use the Library’s resources and services, to enjoy the Library as a place of study and inquiry, and to participate in the Library’s programs. The Library encourages parents, guardians, and caregivers to use the Library with their youth.
Children eight and under, or vulnerable people of any age, must be accompanied at all times by a responsible party.
Disruptive youth may be asked to disperse or leave the Library at the library staff’s discretion. Parents are responsible for the behavior of their youth, and guardians and caregivers are responsible for the behavior of the youth in their care, whether or not they are present.
The Library is not responsible for the safety or security of youth left unattended. Any youth not able to travel alone must be picked up prior to closing. If it is determined that a youth is lost or left unattended, every reasonable attempt will be made to identify and locate the parents or responsible adult. If an unattended youth remains at the library after closing time, the proper authorities may be notified.
Approved by the Meridian Library Board of Trustees on September 10, 2013
Revised October 18, 2017
Reviewed October 17, 2018