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HAPPY THANKSGIVING: The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6pm and will be closed all day Thursday, November 24.

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
unattended.


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