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Unattended Children’s Policy

The Aurora Public Library is committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all children who visit the library. Parents and caregivers are responsible for their children while their children are in the library, regardless of whether the parent is in the library.

Children are considered mature enough to use the library unattended if (1) the parent or caregiver determines that they are mature enough; (2) they are at least eight years old; and (3) they are able to tell staff their full name, parent or caregiver’s name, and parent or caregiver’s phone number upon request. Children who do not meet all three criteria must be supervised by a responsible caregiver when in the library who does meet all the criteria.

When the safety of a child is in doubt, Library staff may contact local law enforcement and/or other authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of the child.

Children under the age of 14 left unattended at closing time may be deemed at risk. If a parent or caregiver cannot be contacted or located within 15 minutes of closing, the Aurora Police Department will be contacted.

Approved by the Aurora Public Library Board of Directors March 23, 2016

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