Larsen Family Public Library

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Behavior

Patron Responsibilities and Conduct:

It is a patron's responsibility to maintain necessary and proper behavior standards in order to protect his/her individual rights and the rights and privileges of other patrons. If a patron creates a public nuisance, that patron may be restricted from the Library and from the use of the Library facilities. Those who are unwilling to leave or do not leave within a reasonable amount of time, after being instructed to do so by the staff, will be subject to the law.

Young Children: The Larsen Family Public Library encourages visits by young children, and it is our desire to make this important visit both memorable and enjoyable for the child. Library staff is not expected to assume responsibility for the care of unsupervised children in the library.

Pre-school and Kindergarten children may not be left unattended. They must be attended by a person over the age of 14.

Students in the 1st through 3rd grades may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes.

Students in the 4th and 5th grades may not be left unattended for more than one hour.

Disruptive children: Children of all ages are encouraged to use the library for homework, pleasure reading and program attendance. The library staff realizes that the library will be noisier at busy times and that children by nature can cause more commotion. However, children whether with parents or not, who are being continually disruptive will be dealt with firmly. The child will be given a warning that he/she must settle down or will be asked to leave the library. If, after a second warning, the child continues to be disruptive, he/she will be asked to leave the library. If the child needs to contact a parent, they child may do so and then wait in the front foyer until the parent arrives.