Unattended Children Policy

The Corinth Free Library is a public building that offers services to a wide range of citizens.  In order to provide for the general safety of children using the library, the general welfare of all persons using the library, and to prevent disruption of library activities, the following rules are the policy of the Corinth Free Library effective October, 2003. 

Children are welcome at the Corinth Free Library.  However, the library is not a daycare or childcare center, and should not be treated as such.

Children of any age if they are disruptive or unwell are not welcome in the library.

Children younger than ten (10) years of age should be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person such as a parent or guardian while in the library.  Adequate supervision requires that the responsible person be in the same room with the child/children.

Children left at programs must be picked up within 10 minutes of the program’s end.

Children who have not been picked up by closing time will be given the opportunity to call a parent.  If no parent can be contacted, the library staff will contact the Corinth Village Police Department.  Children who have not been picked up within 15 minutes after closing will be left in the care of the Corinth Village Police Department.

Under no circumstances will library staff transport or accompany the child home.

Children are the responsibility of their parents or guardians, not of the library.

Corinth Free Library assumes no responsibility for any child left unattended on library premises.

Adopted on 10/06/2003