The Mathews Memorial Library is not responsible for unattended children. The library expects that children under age ten will be accompanied at all times by their parent(s) or an adult responsible for them. If there are unattended children, who are under age thirteen, in the library at closing time who have no way to return to their homes or who are waiting for their parent(s) or a responsible adult to pick them up, staff will try to contact the children’s parents or guardian by telephone. If the children’s parent(s) or guardian can not be reached by phone, staff will notify the Mathews Sheriff’s Office of an unattended child at the library. Library staff will not provide transportation for library patrons, nor will staff be responsible for children after hours.
This policy was adopted May 2006.