Policy on Unattended Children in the Library
No child, age six or under, may be left in the library unattended or without appropriate supervision. Exceptions may be made in individual instances. Neither the County nor the staff of the Library System has custodial responsibility of unattended children. The County and the Library System assume no liability for unattended children.
If a child is left for more than one hour in the library, staff have the option of trying to reach the child's parents or calling the police. If the staff cannot locate the parents, the police will be notified.
If a minor is left at the Library at closing, the Library staff have the option of trying to locate the child's parents or calling the police. If the parents cannot be located, the police will be notified.
When a child is left at the Library and the police are notified, the police will take the child into protective custody and the child will be placed in the County shelter until the parents are notified.
This policy was reviewed May 15, 2007 with no revisions, by Elko County Library Board of Trustees.