Don't leave children unattended at library

WARRENSBURG - Richards Library is now reaffirming the fact that young children should not be dropped off at the library without supervision.

A problem with unattended children has persisted during school-day afternoons. The library welcomes those who study, read, use the computer, do research and use the facilities wisely, but does not have the staff on hand to perform daycare, baby-sitting duties or operate a "latchkey" center for pre-teens or teenagers.The library is not responsible for the welfare of children who are left unattended. Parents are strongly urged to accompany their children, especially youngsters, on their visits. This includes the library outside property as well.

The staff is not licensed to perform child care. In situations where it is necessary to reach a parent or responsible adult and no one is available, the police will be called for the safety of the child. Copies of the policy referring to state Social Service Law, for dealing with unruly students are available at the library.

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