Unattended Child

Unattended Child    (Adopted February 22, 2001.  Revised September 27, 2007.  Reviewed July 28, 2016)


The Orrville Public Library encourages young patrons to make full use of the library facilities.

The Orrville Public Library is a busy public building and the first priority of library staff is to help patrons use the library.

The Board of Trustees maintains that child safety requires the personal attention of parents and/or caregivers.  Parents/guardians are responsible for the actions of their children.

Children 9 years of age and younger must have a parent/caregiver age 12 or older to accompany them in the library and remain in the immediate vicinity.  If a child is left unattended, staff will attempt to locate the caregiver.  If the caregiver cannot be located, the Orrville Police Department will be contacted.

Children age 10 to age 17 may use the library unattended.  A child of this age group is considered able to leave the library building without an adult/caregiver; if this is not the case, the child must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver.  Children should have emergency contact information so a staff member can help a child in need.  If staff cannot reach the parent/guardian, the library will contact the Orrville Police Department.