Children in the Library Policy

Children in the Library Policy

The Kraemer Family Library welcomes children of all ages however, for their safety and comfort as well as in recognition of the rights and privileges of other library patrons, parents are asked to observe the following:

  • Any child under the age of 14 must be supervised by a parent or caregiver* at all times while inside the library. The Library does not act in loco parentis (in place of the parents) and staff cannot take responsibility for monitoring the safety or behavior of unattended children.
  • If any child visiting the library experiences a problem and the parent or caregiver is not present in the building or cannot be reached by telephone Officers from the Department of Public Safety will be contacted to take charge of the situation.
  • Kraemer Family Library strives to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research and children are expected to use the library in a quiet, orderly manner just as we expect from all patrons. Loud, noisy or disruptive behavior is inappropriate and children, as well as the responsible adult, will be asked to leave if this type of behavior persists.
  • The Library is dedicated to providing all of our patrons with free and equal access to information; as such, there are no filters on our internet (see Computer Use Policy) and Library staff does not limit access to or censor any of its resources. Parents who wish their children not to have access to certain types materials should accompany their children to the library and monitor their use of its resources.

*A caregiver is defined as any individual 18 years of age or older who has been given the authority and responsibility to care for a child by the child's parent or legal guardian.

Parent Child Room

A Parent Child Room is located on the third floor, EPC Room 302. The play area is designed for young children. A DVD player is located in this room, and children's videos may be checked out through the Reserve desk. Parents with children have priority in this room. Children should not be left unsupervised in this area.