Kids & teens at the library: A few reminders

Over the past few years it’s been wonderful to see a lot more kids and teens using the library! Our goal is to provide a comfortable, safe, and welcoming community space for people of all ages, particularly kids. But to make sure that is possible, we have a few policies in place that I’d like to remind you of before the summer is in full swing:

  1. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at the library. We welcome young kids to use our collections and services, attend programs, and enjoy the library with a parent or guardian. With that in mind, library staff cannot take the place of a parent/guardian and are not responsible for directly supervising unattended kids at the library. 
  1. Kids 10 and up can use the library on their own if they follow our Rules of Conduct. We love seeing older kids and teens use the library independently and strive to offer programs, collections, and spaces like our new Teen Space that help them enjoy their time here. However, using the space on their own comes the responsibility of following our Rules of Conduct, including:

If a kid cannot follow our rules, we may have to ask them to leave for the day and/or contact a parent/guardian. 

  1. Parents/guardians are responsible for what their kids read. Lastly, just a reminder that library staff do not control what books kids read or check out. That responsibility falls to parents/guardians.  

I hope this helps you better understand our policies and know what to expect here at the library. If you want to read full copies of our policies, you can stop in at the library or view them on our website

Questions? Don’t hesitate to stop in at the library, give us a call at 207-723-7020 or email us at