Child Policies

Unattended Child Policy

Children are always welcome at the Mountain Iron Public Library.  We are concerned about their safety and welfare.

Parents and caregivers are responsible for monitoring the activities and regulating the behavior of their children in the library.

A child less than eight years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  We consider an “adult” someone 16 years and older.

If unattended children ages 9 and older are being disruptive, are habitually left unattended for long periods of time, or are deemed to be at risk of coming to harm, efforts will be made to locate the responsible parent, guardian, or caregiver. If we are unable to contact the responsible adult, we will notify authorities to ensure the child’s safety.

We respect the privacy of all library patrons and will intervene only when, in the opinion of library staff, the safety of a child is threatened.