Children in the Library

We welcome children of all ages, however library staff cannot be responsible for children who are left unattended.

 
Unattended Child Policy
 
Children under the age of 12 who are not registered to participate in library programs are to be adequately supervised by a parent or responsible caregiver. The parent or caregiver is expected to remain in the Library building at all times.  Parents of unattended children under the age of 12 may be called to pick up their child.  If parents or guardians cannot be reached the Orangetown Police may be contacted.  
If any child should remain at the Library after closing time, the Children’s Librarian on duty and one other staff member will remain with that child and will make all attempts to contact parents to ensure that they are coming to pick the child up.  After 15 minutes have elapsed after closing time, the Orangetown Police may be called to assist in the situation.