The care and behavior of minor children visiting the Wadsworth Public Library is the
responsibility of the parent/guardian. While the Library welcomes minor children to enjoy
the Library and library materials, staff cannot accept responsibility for the safety and
supervision of children left in the building without a parent/guardian present. The Library
has developed the following procedures to guide staff in dealing with minor children left

When a situation develops that warrants the attention of a minor’s parent/guardian (e.g.
personal illness/injury; minor child left alone when the building closes) but that individual
is not present, Library staff will attempt to contact the parent/guardian. (This will not
necessarily be the case when a minor is asked to leave library property for violating the
“Policy for Public Behavior on Library Property.”) If unable to reach the parent/guardian,
Library staff will contact the Wadsworth Police Department to report the presence of an
unattended minor. Police officers may transport the minor to the Police Department until
the parent/guardian can be located.

Under no circumstances will Library staff transport any minor in the staff member’s
personal car or in a library vehicle.

adopted: 12/20/2004 | revised: 1/1/2018, 1/1/2018