Unattended Children Policy
The Lake County Public Library staff and Board of Trustees hope that the children who use our library will perceive our facility as a warm, inviting and fun place to be. Services and programs are offered to make the library enticing to children and to help them enjoy their visits and develop a love of books, reading and libraries.
However, parents and caregivers are responsible for children’s behavior and safety. Young children should not be left in the library unattended. When children are left unattended for several hours, they often become bored and disruptive. Additionally, library staff cannot know if children are leaving the building with parents or with strangers. For the protection and well-being of children who enjoy our library, the following policy has been established: