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Unattended Children

The Solvay Public Library aims to provide a safe, secure, and appropriate environment for library users of all ages.

Children under the age of 10 must always be accompanied by a parent, older sibling, or responsible childcare provider while in the library. If a child under the age of 10 is attending a library program or activity, the parent or responsible childcare provider must remain in the library throughout the program.

The Library is concerned for the safety and welfare of its patrons and does not want children left alone outside the Library after closing. Children 13 and under who will not be walking or biking home must be picked up by parents five minutes prior to closing. In instances where a child is left alone after closing and no parent or guardian can be reached, proper authorities will be notified to insure the safety of the child.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children in the library, whether or not the parents are present.

Adopted by the Solvay Public Library Board of Trustees on April 9, 2001.

Public comments and complaints regarding this policy should be addressed in writing to a member of the Board of Trustees, in care of the Director of the Library. The Trustees will review letters of complain within 60 days and will respond in writing.