The Pulaski County Public
Library System welcomes children and strives to provide a safe, stimulating
environment for their educational and cultural needs. Staff members are
available to assist children with library materials or services but
parents/legal guardians are responsible for the safety and behavior of their
children. Caregivers are reminded that numerous unexpected events may occur if
the children under their supervision are left unattended.
For the safety and comfort
of children, a responsible parent/legal guardian or caregiver must keep any
preschool child(ren)* at all times under his/her direct supervision while in the
library. An adult should accompany elementary-aged child(ren)** to the library
and remain in the building.
Young People Left Unattended
Library staff of this library system does not leave a young person alone after
the library closes.
If staff can not verify that someone is on the way to pick up the child or if
staff is unable to locate parents or caregiver, the following guidelines will be
Staff will immediately notify the local
town police department. If a child leaves with the police, a notice will be
taped to the door with this information about the young person.
Although we recognize that many times young
people rely on other means of transportation besides parents,
it is the Parent's
responsibility to be aware of the Library’s closing hours and to make sure the
child is picked up promptly.