Waller County Library System

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Disruptive Children/Unattended Children Policy

Your children are important to us and we want them to have a rewarding library experience. Please be advised of our library policy, which states that children under the age of eight may not be left unattended at any time and children between the ages of eight and fourteen should not be left unattended and/or unsupervised for more than one hour or at closing time. The library is not equipped to serve as a daycare facility and cannot provide supervision for unattended children. If you leave your children at the library to do homework, attend a program or check out books, please be aware that proper behavior is important.

Children are not allowed to run, become loud and disruptive, use vulgar and inappropriate language, damage library property, become insulting to library staff or interfere with the use of the library by, other customers. Should this happen, we have the right to ask you and your child to leave the building. If the child is here unattended we will call you. If we are unable to reach you, appropriate law enforcement or child protective authorities will be notified to take custody of the child. In accordance with our policy, children aged 15 or older may be asked to leave the building without prior notification to you. If at any time, Library staff feels threatened we have the right to contact law enforcement to assist.

You can help us by explaining good behavior to your children and that it is expected from your children. Make sure your child knows how to reach you and give them an emergency number as well. Children are our future and we want them to grow to be responsible adults. You play a key role and we need your support. Together, we will make sure that your child's library experience is a positive one with many good memories.

We would appreciate your help with your child's good behavior and what is expected of them in the Library, as well as through life. Rules are enforced in the Library and we want your child to experience the best a Library can offer by following those rules.